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McDonald's fans shocked to discover what sweet and sour sauce is made from

McDonald's fans shocked to discover what sweet and sour sauce is made from

Many fans said the sauce was 'ruined' for them after the reveal

If you’re a McDonald’s lover then the chances of you opting out of dipping your fries and fried chicken into sauce is low, right?

Fast food aficionados will already know that their meals aren’t complete without at least two helpings of sauce on the side.

And by using the McDonald’s touchscreen kiosks, you can get your Big Mac smothered in BBQ dip, pimp out your McPlant with Sweet Curry, or just stock up on a shedload of Sweet Chilli.

Another staple sauce integral to many people's Maccies meals is the Sweet ‘n’ Sour dip… But have you ever asked yourself what it is made of?

Well, two Melbourne radio presenters have, and the results are blowing TikTok users’ minds.

Last year, Jason Hawkins and Lauren Phillips were broadcasting on their breakfast radio show when they discovered the actual flavour of Sweet ‘n’ Sour sauce.

In a video posted to TikTok, Phillips ordered Hawkins - who goes by ‘Jase’ - to ‘bring in the nuggets’ because there had been some ‘speculation’.

She asked: “Have you ever thought about what sweet and sour sauce is actually flavoured?"

For many, the Sweet 'n' Sour sauce at McDonald's is a staple meal accompaniment.

After Hawkins joked that the flavour of the condiment was ‘sweet yet sour’, his co-host dealt a deafening blow.

She asked: “Would you believe it is actually apricot flavour?” to which the presenter replied: “I hate apricot!

“I can taste the apricot now. It does taste like apricot.”

Hawkins, who has been credited as ‘a man among the world’s fussiest easters’ continued to say that he would rather put things in his mouth ‘not knowing what they are’.

Jase Hawkins said the dip was 'sweet yet sour' before finding out its true flavour.

Since the clip was posted on social media, viewers have come out in their droves to claim Phillips and Hawkins have ‘ruined’ their favourite tangy treat.

One TikTok user said: “Ummm… I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear this.”

“I can now never have sweet and sour sauce again,” replied a second.

Another replied: “I don’t know how I feel about this.”

“Sweet and sour sauce is the worst,” commented a fourth.

Lauren dealt the crushing blow that the McDonald's Sweet 'n' Sour sauce is made from apricots.

Elsewhere in the comments section, another user explained their McDonald’s pet peeve.

They wrote: “People are still gonna keep pretending they’re allergic to pickles, yet still get the Big Mac sauce on their Big Macs… The sauce contains pickles.”

Another user claimed that the big reveal hadn’t put them off ordering their staple dip, writing: “Hot mustard and sweet and sour are my fav…and I do sometimes dip (sic) in one and then the other.

“However, sweet and sour is normally for my fries.”

Featured Image Credit: Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images/

Topics: Food and Drink, McDonalds, TikTok