Curse the whims of fate which seemed to offer us our deepest desire, only to have it torn away! On August 23, big news began swirling around the internet, bringing excitement wherever it went: McDonald's was soon to offer a 48-piece chicken nugget tub that would be guaranteed to satisfy any customer. Unfortunately, however, things were not as they seemed.
The rumors claimed that the massive tub was only going to be available in Japan's Niigata Prefecture as a promotion for pop-group NGT48. People got very excited on Twitter (even those who had no plans of visiting Japan any time soon):
"McDonald's Japan Introduced 48-Piece Chicken McNugget Buckets" Further proof Japan is the best country on the planet.— 🍕☕ (@🍕☕)1534564255.0
Hey! @McDonalds , will your 48 count Mcnugget buckets, in Japan, come with Mulan szechuan sauce? When can we expect this in the states?— Abysynth (@Abysynth)1534536131.0
I read that @McDonalds was coming out with buckets of nuggets, I hope that’s true because my life is now made.. 🙌🏻— Lana Kristinee (@Lana Kristinee)1534061027.0
Japan is getting 48 piece chicken nugget buckets at McDonald’s.— Yoenis Cespedes (@Yoenis Cespedes)1535080605.0
McNugget fans from overseas had trouble containing their envy.
So @McDonalds in Japan is selling 48 nugget buckets. They need a 50 nugget promotion in the US. Can brand it as a 4… https://t.co/bxQCGp4HR3— boxxa (@boxxa)1535059725.0
@rocketsamm Whenever this happens, I think about the fact that McDonalds Japan has a 48 chicken nugget tub. And I cry.— Atif Z. (@Atif Z.)1534707228.0
When you start getting some abs but @McDonalds drops a 48 nugget bucket right before football season https://t.co/4G73CZcnAO— Cyrus Jones all-pro (@Cyrus Jones all-pro)1534155160.0
It turns out, however, that this promotion ran in 2015 and people online were simply resurfacing old coverage of the same event. The news was cruel and hard to handle.
@Twtercide Well as of last night a friend of mine on Facebook posted that mc donalds was now serving chicken mc nug… https://t.co/uwJwYCMJsj— Meghan (@Meghan)1533651545.0
Please @nerdist @highsnobiety – do some research before you blindly copy news. This 48-piece chicken nugget bucket… https://t.co/D7aRGWFSFI— THOMAS POЯWOL (@THOMAS POЯWOL)1534755851.0
@McDonalds I just tried to order the 48 nugget mean and I was told it’s not in Canada. When is it coming? I have to… https://t.co/jn3FUzZbHi— Brooklyn (@Brooklyn)1534567026.0
Naturally, the bad news didn't spread nearly as quickly as the exciting rumor. Most people, upon discovering the truth, gave up on the internet for a long stretch of time so they could find some peace and center themselves.
But just remember: even if they don't come in a single convenient tub, you can always get 48 McNuggets from McDonalds.
Dear @McDonalds if I order 80 chicken nuggets through @UberEats I deserve more than 3 bbq sauce. #bruh #receipts— Bobby McClendon (@Bobby McClendon)1535788718.0
@McDonalds I’m 4 nuggets short please explain— s(h)inead 🌙 (@s(h)inead 🌙)1535802058.0
McDonalds’s nuggets with Jack in the box curly fries.— PeeJay ✨ (@PeeJay ✨)1535790207.0
There's nothing quite like a McNugget...
McDonalds or Wendys — i love wendy's but mcdonald's has the superior nuggets and dessert https://t.co/XXa6RJqqHG— Hannah🌺 (@Hannah🌺)1535787916.0
I DONT CARE WHAT MCDONALDS CHICKEN NUGGETS ARE MADE OF SO TELL ME ALL U WANT THEY ARE GOOD AS HELL AND IM GONNA EAT THEM— Just a Little Pizza (@Just a Little Pizza)1535784320.0
Some McDonalds nuggets would be clutch right now— Ketty (@Ketty)1535783038.0
This just happened at @McDonalds drive through: Me: Can I get a 40 piece chicken nuggets. Drive Thru: 40? Me: Ye… https://t.co/3HlBkmz5dU— John Funtanilla 🤘🏽 (@John Funtanilla 🤘🏽)1535775543.0
They gave me 11 nuggets at Mcdonalds this is the life— Cheyenne 🌻 (@Cheyenne 🌻)1535773520.0
All hail the McNuggets! Hopefully McDonald's will hear our plea and release the 48-piece bucket someday.