While McDonald’s special sauce is copyrighted, it isn’t quite a secret — the recipe has been bandied about on the Internet for awhile now, apparently — now we’ve got the list of makings from the mouth of Executive Chef Daniel Coudreaut himself (aka the man who found nothing unhealthy on McD’s menu). The ingredients are discussed in what is reportedly a marketing video out of the company’s Canada arm.
After someone named “Christine” asks via some kind of purported social media flashed on a screen, “What’s in your special sauce?” Coudreaut gets comfortable in the video by removing his white chef’s jacket to cook an at-home Big Mac.
He wastes no time saying that the sauce isn’t a secret anymore, and shows the ingredients he’s using to make it: mayo, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, onion powder, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika. Although in what amounts, you’ll have to figure out for yourself.
The rest of the steps are pretty unsurprising — make a stacked cheeseburger using cookie cutters to create perfect beefy circles and pile all the ingredients on that you want.
Anyone else feel kind of deflated at such an anti-climactic unveiling? Not that McDonald’s has ever registered on our scale of climactic event companies.
Previously in McDonald’s Canada and its new campaign of openness: Creating A Burger Optimized For Photos, Not For Eating
“What is in the sauce that is in the Big Mac?” [McDonald's Canada YouTube]