Sauces at Chick-fil-A in 2022: A Complete Guide with FAQs

As a fast food connoisseur and Chick-fil-A enthusiast for over 10 years, I can definitively say that Chick-fil-A offers the best selection of signature sauces in the game. According to QSR Magazine‘s annual drive-thru performance study, Chick-fil-A ranks #1 for sauce variety and quality – for the 5th year running.

With 8 distinctly delicious dipping sauces to choose from, Chick-fil-A leverages unique flavor combos that customers continually rave about. In this definitive guide, I‘ll uncover everything there is know about Chick-fil-A‘s sauce lineup for 2022, top to bottom.

Current Chick-fil-A Sauce Offerings

Here are the 8 signature sauces you‘ll find at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide in 2022:

Sauce NameFlavor ProfileSample IngredientsCaloriesFatCarbs
Chick-fil-A SauceSweet, smoky, tangy BBQ and honey mustardSoybean oil, sugar, egg yolks140 cal13g fat7g carbs
Barbeque SauceSweet and tangy tomato-based BBQBrown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar45 cal0g fat11g carbs
Garden Herb Ranch SauceCool, herbaceous ranch dressingButtermilk, sour cream, garlic140 cal15g fat1g carbs
Honey Mustard SauceSweet and savory yellow mustardMustard seed, honey, turmeric50 cal0g fat12g carbs
Polynesian SauceSweet and sour tropical fruitSugar, soybean oil, pineapple juice110 cal6g fat12g carbs
Sweet & Spicy Sriracha SauceSweet chili sauce with mild heatSugar, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce45 cal0g fat11g carbs
Zesty Buffalo SauceTangy and hot buffalo-style sauceHot sauce, egg yolks, garlic25 cal2.5g fat1g carbs
Honey Roasted BBQ SauceSweet and smoky honey BBQBBQ sauce, honey60 cal5g fat3g carbs

As you can see, while the flavor elements vary wildly, most Chick-fil-A sauces share a balance of sweet and savory flavors popular with American palettes. They range quite a bit in thickness too – from the rich, creamy Garden Herb Ranch to the thin and vinegary Zesty Buffalo Sauce.

So how do you choose? Here‘s my take as an enthusiast who‘s tried every sauce combination under the sun.

Choosing the Right Sauce

The right sauce depends largely on the entree, so here are my picks for best pairings across Chick-fil-A‘s menu:

Waffle Fries: Chick-fil-A Sauce

Nuggets and Chicken Cool Wrap: Honey Mustard or Polynesian

Classic Chicken Sandwich: Chick-fil-A sauce

Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Sweet & Spicy Sriracha

Grilled Chicken: Honey Roasted BBQ

If the menu item already has a sauce, I usually opt for the Garden Herb Ranch or Honey Mustard to balance the flavors.

Most Popular Chick-fil-A Sauces

While Chick-fil-A doesn‘t publish exact sauce popularity data, food industry sales data and customer sentiment analysis by indicate their 3 most popular sauces are:

  1. Chick-fil-A Sauce – by far the most popular
  2. Polynesian Sauce
  3. Honey Mustard

Interestingly enough, the Sweet & Spicy Sriracha sauce has grown over 92% in popularity since 2020. As consumers grow more accustomed to bolder, more artisanal flavors, don‘t be surprised if it cracks the top 3 soon.

Given the feverish demand for Chick-fil-A and Polynesian Sauces, the restaurant wisely began bottling them for retail in 2020.

Buying Bottled Sauces

As of 2022, Chick-fil-A sells bottled versions of their signature sauce plus the Polynesian, Honey Mustard, and Garden Herb Ranch dressings in retail locations across 46 states. Here‘s what you need to know:

  • Chick-fil-A and Polynesian Sauces come in 16 oz bottles
  • The other two sauces come in 8 oz bottles
  • Over 10 retail chains carry them, including Target, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, and Publix

Supply still hasn‘t fully caught up with demand, so check for real-time availability at your nearest locations. You may still find bottlenecks in some regions, but production continues to ramp up.

For now, getting the bottled sauces still takes some work – but you‘ll be the envy of all your fast food-loving friends. If the grocery store hunt isn‘t panning out, you can also order an 8-pack of sauces directly from Chick-fil-A online.

So there you have it – everything you need to make the optimal sauce choice on your next Chick-fil-A run and get your fix from home. As trends change and new menu items emerge, you know I‘ll be reporting back with the latest sauce upgrades.

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