Wal-Mart announces a new chicken nugget dipping sauce and word on the street—and when we say street, we mean the aisles at Wal-Mart—is that it tastes just like fast food industry titan’s, Chick-Fil-A’s sauce.
When it comes to dipping sauces or sandwich sauces, the fast food chains across North America and the world definitely are at the top of their game—hands down. Case in point: McDonald’s Big Mac sauce is pretty much unbeatable. In fact the sauce has often been imitated, but never duplicated. Well, as for Chick-Fil-A’s dipping nugget sauce, it seems like the masterminds at Wal-Mart have burned the midnight oil and have brought a rather convincing duplication to the market.
When eating out, there really aren’t any problems in getting all the sauces you want for whatever treat you’ve decided to have on a particular night, but when making something at home, like say, Chicken Nuggets, many feel like something’s missing, and when making a blend of ketchup and mayonnaise doesn’t cut it anymore (is anyone else thinking about the hilarious scene in Step Brothers with Will Ferrell, where he won’t share his special chicken nugget sauce with his step brother?), there’s nothing like having the sauce you know and love right in the comfort of your own home. And now, you can.
Wal-Mart has succeeded in offering their generic brand of products, appropriately named Great Value, to the masses of consumers that flood their check-out lines on a daily basis. In fact, many of these consumers purchase the many products that are offered, and tastes vary from “spot on,” to “it just isn’t the same.” At the end of the day, the prices are better, but the quality is often lagging, but hey … many consumers care more about the money being saved these days, and who cares about the taste.
But many are wondering just how good this knock-off will be.
According to statements made by Chick-Fil-A themselves, their sauce has a smoky essence to it, with notes of honey mustard blended in.
Apparently, the Wal-Mart brand stays pretty close to the cuff, as it too is based on honey mustard and barbecue essences.
So what’s the verdict?
Well, people seem to be pleased. Many who have posted on Reddit about the topic agree that the Wal-Mart sauce is quite a believable substitute; some even being as bold as saying that they couldn’t tell the difference, despite the fact that Chick-Fil-A has stated that their sauce contains quite a few extra secret spices.
Well … regardless, the sauce seems to be a hit, so if the next few evenings are bound to be stressful because of some last minute Holiday shopping, and you want to whip up a quick meal, why not try some chicken nuggets and Wal-Mart’s new sauce? You might not regret it.