No matter how many posters the Health Promotion Board throws at us, we just can’t seem to shake it off. Here in Singapore, we love our oily, salty McDonald’s meals (not #sponsored). Through thick and thin, tasteless salted egg yolk burgers and watery breakfast coffee, the largest fast food chain in the world still holds its footing here in our tiny island.
No surprise then, when Popspoken’s Twitter account sent out this tweet to much excitement earlier on Friday (15 July).
The Singaporean dream: McDonald's Curry Sauce comes in a limited edition 375ml bottle at $4.50 from 21 July! pic.twitter.com/kUttKInthn
— POPSPOKEN (@popspoken) July 15, 2016
Yes, because strong as Singaporeans’ love for McDonald’s is, about 80% of that affection comes from the slathering of their meals in the unique McDonald’s Curry Sauce.
The harrowing period of facing no curry sauce due to “stock shortages” and the following months of outrage at having to pay for this god-given nugget-pairing nectar all makes sense now – old Ronald McDonald was clowning around with us.
The final test is now here: how will Singaporeans react to the opportunity of having an entire bottle of curry sauce at home? Are the HPB’s efforts at tackling obesity doomed? Here’s what our people of Twitter had to say:
Some were excited…
— ashnee poopathy (@ashneepoopathy) July 15, 2016
"the singaporean dream" HAHAHAHAHA so much love for curry sauce ya singaporeans https://t.co/K7PGUlzYql
— Alif Asyraf (@alf4syrf) July 15, 2016
Even local singer-songwriter Jawn Chan got into it.
R U TRYING 2 CURRY FAVOR?!?? .. It's working https://t.co/E4ONXRYvml
— JAWN (@jawnchan) July 15, 2016
Some kept their priorities in check:
oml is this vegan https://t.co/IaLMC3ckCq
— lol (@gaayyyle) July 15, 2016
Some thanked God.
God is real https://t.co/iZon3UWTIt
— yasmin (@mayonnasty) July 15, 2016
AND PEOPLE SAY GOD DOESNT ANSWER PRAYERS??? https://t.co/sJsKVNrZiB
— dayana (@bmadyn) July 15, 2016
Some quoted the other Gód.
I got curry sauce in my bag swag https://t.co/FzXCSbStbT
— sharmeen's (@aisyahmustapa) July 15, 2016
Some stayed woke:
Why will people pay for this when it was originally free? https://t.co/tuyqsSDtwg
— acer (@cactuslife95) July 15, 2016
How the war on obesity was lost. https://t.co/HZBr12S40y
— Nicholas Lee (@furryphotos) July 15, 2016
Curry sauce in a bottle but we still dont have Pokemon Go https://t.co/1XqYcsZfx8
— natteo (@Itsnatteo) July 15, 2016
Some reassessed their national identity…
that's lowkey v gross but as a kia su singaporean…. https://t.co/9CAn7LnZbi
— jas (@buttguette) July 15, 2016
While others just gave up on identity altogether:
FUCK ME UP MCDONALDS FUCK ME UP ALL U WANT https://t.co/RamjunZdh9
— Ïś1 (@wowiswan) July 15, 2016
Will you be queuing up for a bottle next week? Or is it just another one of those things that Singaporeans love waiting and queueing for? Either way, the Currygeddon is fast approaching. Get your fries ready.