Make that sauce packet stash a thing of the past.

By Tim Nelson
Updated April 22, 2020

UPDATE: April 22, 2020

Quaratine isn't exactly an ideal situation, but Chick-Fil-A is making the year of the Great Indoors a little bit better. First, they've shared a series of "Nightly Nuggets" videos to spice up your cooking routine, and now they're finally selling packets of sauce that will last past one packet of nuggets nationwide. You can order them through the Chick-Fil-A app, or venture to your nearest drive-thru, safety considered. Take your pick of Chick-Fil-A Sauce, Polynesian, Garden Herb Ranch, Barbecue, or Honey Mustard, or be honest with yourself and get all 5 flavors at once. Hey, it's one less trip. If you'd rather get it from a grocery store and live in Florida, you can find 16-ounce bottles at select Target, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Publix locations.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: March 11, 2020

While Chick-fil-A’s past stances on certain issues has presented challenges for the ethical fast food consumer over the years, the quality of its offering has never been the issue. The Atlanta-based chicken chain is wildly popular with consumers (especially the youths), to the point that some will buy a plane ticket just to get their hands on some sandwiches and nuggets.

In a bit of very welcome news for those who constantly ask for as many sauce packets as they can get, it looks like Chick-fil-A will soon be selling some of its signature sauces in grocery stores. Starting in April, Target, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Publix locations in Florida will begin offering 16-ounce bottles of Polynesian and Chick-fil-A sauce for just $3.49 each.

While other people with incorrect opinions would tell you that those are the worst two sauces that Chick-fil-A offers, Chick-fil-A sauce really ranks among the best dipping options. It’s like a honey mustard, but with a slightly tangy and smoky kick. Meanwhile, Polynesian sauce is Chick-fil-A’s take on a sweet and sour sauce. That’s about all I can say about it given that Chick-fil-A sauce is 100 percent the way to go here.

In case you were on the fence about stocking up on a big bottle of Chick-fil-A sauce, it’s worth noting that doing so will support a decent cause. All of the retail sale proceeds from both sauces will go to Chick-fil-A’s scholarship program, which helps company employees finance their college education.

Beyond helping to make the dream of a college education more attainable for its service industry workers, the goal of the Chick-fil-A sauce is to give the company a bigger retail footprint while also giving its customers more ways to enjoy what they have to offer. According to Forbes, Chick-fil-A hopes that Florida customers will also be able to buy a bottle of Chick-fil-A or Polynesian sauce through the Chick-fil-A app, picking it up along with their sandwiches, nuggets, and fries from any one of the state’s 200-plus locations.

Hopefully that sort of dream scenario will expand to Chick-fil-A locations nationwide, preventing us from having to fret over whether we have enough sauce ever again. What a wonderful world that would be.