Consistently ranked among the nation's best fast-food chains, there's a lot to love about Chick-fil-A. Sure, the main appeal is obviously the chicken, but the condiments are pretty darn popular. So popular, in fact, that Chick-fil-A has started selling its signature sauces by the bottle in various retail shops around the country. From their popular Barbeque and Polynesian sauces to newer flavors like Zesty Buffalo and Sriracha, this list ranks all the best Chick-fil-A dipping sauces, with your help.
Chick-fil-A's released some seriously sweet and spicy sauces over the years. While the OG Chick-fil-A Sauce was the first to hit the market back in the '80s, the chicken chain has since released and retooled numerous flavors. Some are delicious, some are spicy, and some, like the Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette, were quickly discontinued and never seen again. The menu might not be as diverse as, say, Sonic, but CFA definitely knows how to stick with the classics.
Everyone who loves Chick-fil-A has a favorite dipping sauce (or two). What's yours? Vote up all your favorite flavors, and vote down all the duds.
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The classic of classics, the Chick-fil-A sauce was first introduced back in the early 1980s when, according to Chick-fil-A, an employee "accidentally mixed barbeque sauce with a honey mustard recipe." Proof that sometimes unexpected miracles really can happen.
Made from a blend of barbecue, ranch, and honey mustard, it definitely has a tangy tinge. The taste is broad enough that it works as a perfect sauce to basically any meal on the menu—from nuggets to fries to Chick-n-Minis and more.
People even use it as a salad dressing. But the real question is, do you?
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An argument can be made that Chick-fil-A's Polynesian Sauce is one of the first sauces that really became a hit, what with its tangy-yet-sweet aftertaste. In fact, this sweet(ish) sauce first debuted in 1984 (along with Barbeque and Honey Mustard) and has remained virtually unchanged ever since.
According to Chick-fil-A, it's "A delicious sweet and sour sauce with a strong, tangy flavor." More than anything, though, it's a unique take on the traditional classic sweet and sour sauce, and most foodies either love it or hate it.
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Honey Mustard Sauce
Practically every major food chain has its own patented honey mustard sauce (even Walmart's getting in on the action these days), but there's something special about Chick-fil-A's Honey Mustard Sauce. It's so good you could almost eat it by itself. Almost...
Maybe it's the mix of garlic and honey, or maybe it's the sweet and sour finish. Either way, it's no surprise it's been one of the most popular dipping sauces for decades.
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Chick-fil-A's Barbeque Sauce is so popular that a single Google search yields oodles and oodles of copycat recipes. As one of the first dipping sauces Chick-fil-A introduced, it's since become a dunking staple for chicken lovers everywhere.
Packed with onion, garlic, and various spices for a richer, bolder flavor, CFA's Barbeque Sauce has remained roughly unchanged since it was first unveiled in the 80s. After all, why mess with a winning formula?
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As the newest sauce on the menu, Chick-fil-A's Sriracha Sauce is somewhat of a polarizing flavor: on one side, you have tons of fans you love the latest edition, and on the other, well, some people really aren't fans.
Made with chili peppers that helps top its sweet and spicy flavor, rumors that Chick-fil-A is planning to discontinue the new kid on the block are currently making the rounds online. Translation: Get it while you still can.
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Garden Herb Ranch Sauce
Originally packaged as the Garlic & Herb Ranch Sauce, the Garden Herb Sauce is the perfect mix of creamy buttermilk and zesty herbs. Described as a mix of "creamy buttermilk ranch sauce with savory garlic, onion and herb flavors," and it's definitely on the more savory side.
The Chick-fil-A and Polynesian sauces often take center court, making the Garden Herb Ranch usually among the B-team when it comes to dipping. In fact, Mashed recently ranked it number 9 on its list of ranch sauces. Do you agree?