PSA: Walmart Makes a Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce—But Does It Taste Like the Real Thing?
We see you, Walmart.
Recently, we’ve been hearing all the rage about one of Walmart’s cult-followed products: a copycat Chick-fil-A sauce.
The Great Value sauce doesn’t explicitly say that it’s a copycat, but we suspect from the similar ingredient list and the name “Chicken Dipping Sauce” that a knockoff sauce may be what they were after.
Some shoppers have claimed that the Walmart version tastes exactly like the beloved Chick-fil-A sauce that we stock up on in the drive-thru line, but we wanted to put those claims to the test. So, we put our resident fast-food taster, Nicole, on the job. And if you’re going to compare the off-brand version to the true hero of the Chick-fil-A franchise, there’s only one way to do it: with chicken nuggets.
Chick-fil-A sauce is supposedly just a (perfectly ratio-ed) mixture of honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing. Appearance wise, the classic fast food sauce has a slightly lighter tint than the Walmart brand, but they have a similar orange-y hue. But regardless, the ingredient list and consistency of both condiments is practically identical.
So, what’s the verdict? According to Nicole, the two sauces taste “eerily similar.” She even had a hard time telling the two apart after going back and forth. After careful examination, the ONLY difference she could detect was a slightly higher amount of BBQ flavor in the Walmart sauce (hence the darker color).
Online reviewers seem to agree completely, saying, “This sauce satisfies my Chick-fil-A needs all for $2.”
And now you can now enjoy this beloved sauce with more than just your Chick-fil-A meal.
“Awesome sauce! It is so good. Tastes just like Chick-fil-A sauce. We have been on the hunt for something to dip our tenders, nuggets, popcorn chicken, fries etc. into because ranch just wasn’t doing it for us anymore.”
If a Chick-fil-A isn’t close to your side of town, or if you just can’t get enough of that honey-mustardy deliciousness, give this copycat sauce a chance, and you just might never be able to live without it again.
Buy It: Great Value Chicken Dipping Sauce, $1.92, walmart.com
But order while you can! Some shoppers say the highly sought after sauce is almost always sold out in stores.