If you’ve ever pulled up to a darkened Chick-fil-A drive-thru window only to realize it was Sunday and the restaurant was closed — you need this in your life.
Walmart now makes a knock-off Chick-fil-A dipping sauce with the catchy name Restaurant-Style Chicken Dipping Sauce. So, while you may not be able to get your hands on actual Chick-fil-A nuggets on a Sunday afternoon, you may be able to fool yourself into thinking the nuggets that came out of your freezer are the real deal when you’ve got this impersonator sauce handy.
Unfortunately, this might as well be Sunday because the sauce is currently sold out online from Walmart. But, people have had luck going into their local store and finding it. Matt Mitchell from It’s A Southern Thing says he spotted the bottle in aisle nine. It sells for $1.92 a bottle.
Chick-fil-A describes its own beloved dipping sauce as having “notes of honey mustard and a smoky tang,” while Walmart’s version similarly claims to boast “rich honey mustard sauce and a hint of BBQ smoke flavor.”
While the Walmart version doesn’t necessarily own up to being a Chick-fil-A knock-off, it does claim to pair well with chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries and more — so, they’re not fooling anyone here.
Based on the reviews on the Walmart website, this is “the next best thing to Chick-fil-A sauce.” And Terri Peters, who tried the sauce for NBC’s “Today,” seemed to agree.
“I don’t think it tasted exactly like Chick-fil-A sauce, but it was pretty darn close,” Peters wrote of the sauce. “My taste buds felt like the sauce was a little more smoky and less mustardy than Chick-fil-A’s version.”
But, you’ll be happy to know that Mitchell, who got his hands on the sauce for It’s A Southern Thing, thought the flavor was a dead-ringer for what you’d get at the restaurant.
“It tastes EXACTLY like Chick-fil-A sauce,” Peters wrote. “Seriously. For a brief moment it felt like I was actually eating at Chick-fil-A.”
Given these reviews, people seem more than willing to try this stuff for themselves.
One Twitter user, @awsmposmm, was more than happy to get a bottle of this stuff to fulfill her “dream of drowning in it”:
My friend got me Walmart brand chick fil a sauce. I’m glad she supports my dream of drowning in it 😌
— Bill Buttlicker (@awsmposmm) December 19, 2018
And Twitter user @CPspecialTTH must have gotten ahold of the sauce and described it as “caaaaash money”:
Tell me you've seen that Walmart has a knock off Chick-Fil-A sauce…and it is caaaaash money.
— Curtis Price (@CPspecialTTH) December 18, 2018
Twitter user @the_swagpiper could hardly contain the excitement for the announcement of the sauce on the local news:
Local news stations on facebook: 3 dead after armed robbery on city's southside
Also local news: Walmart just released their own version of Chick-fil-a sauce and we are LIVING AAAHH YAAASSSS I'M SCREAMING
— Eamon Hegarty (@the_swagpiper) December 17, 2018
Although, there are some who believe that this sauce just wouldn’t be the same without Chick-fil-A nuggets to go along with it:
Literally laying in bed debating if the sauce from Walmart that’s supposed to be the same as Chick Fil A sauce would be worth buying since you wouldn’t always have the chick fil a chicken on hand 🤔🤔😭😭 is it even worth it? Nope.
— cRAGE (@Chana_Maree) December 14, 2018
This is a fair point, but most seem to be of the mindset that having Chick-fil-A sauce, even if it’s only an imposter, is better than not having Chick-fil-A sauce at all. And really — it’s hard to argue with that logic.