Feb 18, 2010

Chick-fil-A sauce. You're welcome.

I have been eating at Chick-fil-A as long as I can remember. I used to order the Number One Combo with sweet tea all the time.

My order has evolved over the years and now it's a Number One Combo, no pickles, sweet tea, light ice. (You have to change to grow, you know.)

And for years and years and years -- at least two decades -- that's been it. But over Thanksgiving I went to Chick-fil-A with Patrice, and she told me to order some Chick-fil-A sauce with my Number One Combo. One of her blog readers had recommended it several months before, and she'd gotten hooked on it.

I was skeptical. How could I have gone all those years without knowing that there even WAS a Chick-fil-A sauce? I'd only ever heard of barbecue, honey mustard and Polynesian sauce. How could this Chick-fil-A sauce be so good if I'd never even heard of it?

WELL, INTERNET.

IT IS A MAGICAL SAUCE.

I wish I could tell you what's in it, but I can't remember off the top of my head. But it's like this beyond-delicious hybrid of barbecue sauce and honey mustard, with some other stuff thrown in. Now, I wouldn't dip my chicken or fries in barbecue sauce OR honey mustard, so you wouldn't think I would like this. BUT I DO. I LOVE IT.

Here it is sitting on the console of Grayson's car, because that's when I thought to take pictures of it.



Sometimes when I only have a few minutes to run out and get a quick bite for lunch, I hop in my car and run over to Chick-fil-A and eat it in my van in the parking lot or at my desk.

Here's a close-up so you know EXACTLY what to get next time you go.



This is what it looks like on the inside.



I like to dip my sandwich in it.



I also like to dip my fries in it. And here's a Fun Fact for you: CFA sauce dramatically increases the enjoyment of a substandard CFA "waffle fry," and I put "waffle fry" in quotes because if it has too much potato peel on it, IT DOESN'T FORM A WAFFLE. It turns into some sort of mutant fry. (See below.)



I'm sorry, but I do not like the ones with too much peel on them. The peel is where all the VITAMINS are. Blech. I don't eat at Chick-fil-A for the vitamins. The true waffle fries are the best. (See below.)



True waffle fries are ALSO greatly enhanced by the sauce. I'm not even kidding. MAGICAL.



Another Fun Fact: since you're dipping into this little tub, the occasional CURVED waffle fry is your friend. It dips so nicely and neatly into the tub.


Are you maybe thinking that I've spent way too much time thinking about (and photographing) this? I don't think so. Now that I've discovered it, I feel a duty to educate the poor little lost lambs out there who haven't. (Plus, I've always spent too much time thinking about the minutia of food. See here and here.)

As with my original Number One Combo order, my sauce request has evolved over the past four months. I started out with one tub, and now I'm at two. But let me tell you this: I am WELL on my way to needing three.

YUM.

11 comments:

paige said...

These things are why you are my favorite person in the history of Earth. Apart from maybe my mom and dad. And Barry. And myself. Other than that, you really are the best.

Rachel said...

You are so funny. My standard order is a number one with extra pickles and sweet tea with light ice. I think we are balancing each other out on the pickle issue. :) We're actually going to Chick-fil-a today for a play date so I just might try the sauce. Maybe, no guarantees. :) Have a lovely day.

Sarah T. said...

I agree with Paige, you are the best. We don't have Chic-fil-a here, and it bums me out. You and I need to take a trip to LA just to eat some In-N-Out burgers. Those are supposed to be epic.

Natalie said...

ok..so I am a blog stallker of yours...I have five boys..so I can totally relate to your life with all boys!!! Your post today made me very hungry and I went to Chick fil a for breakfast....ordered the standard breakfast sandwich and the sauce(it is my favorite to! )ANyway..I got home and plugged it into my weight watchers plan online and one little sauce packet is four points!!! 4!!! And I have decided that it is four points well spent!!!! so we have a lot in common, boys and chick fil a sauce!!! LOL

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Paige, what high praise! I should write about Chick-fil-A more often, CLEARLY.

Rachel, how funny that our orders are almost identical! Somewhere along the line I lost the taste for the pickles. (I used to like them.) I don't know what happened. LET ME KNOW IF YOU TRY THE SAUCE.

SET, I agree with Paige, too. And YES to LA to get In-and-Out burgers.

Natalie, I'm tempted to delete your comment. FOUR POINTS? Do you know what that means? That means that three tubs are TWELVE POINTS. I'm going to pretend like I never heard that. ;)

Kellie said...

OMG! You are a woman after my own heart. Beginning with the title of your blog down to the Chick-fil-A sauce. We live in Col. GA and I would die to have a neighbor like you. (you keep it real) We discovered this sauce about four months ago and we can't leave without it. I don't give a rats toosh if it is 4 or 12 points. Its so yummy!!! When I read your response to Natalie I howled. Honey , that is what I have been doing all my life (ignoring the pts.) and that is why I am now searching for a treadmill.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...
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Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Kellie, we must have been separated at birth! I love a huge plate of yellow and white -- the fifth food group. They are my weakness. Welcome to my little piece of the Internet! So glad to have you.

Laurel said...

I am totally on the Chick-fil-A sauce bandwagon. It is fantastic! And thank you for making my decision on what I would be getting for lunch today - you're awesome!!!

Pamela said...

The MANY MANY years we have loved Chick Fil A I never knew there was a special sauce!! We dig the ranch. Will have to try the special sauce! Thanx for stopping by earlier!

Cat said...

Oh My Goodness. I love this sauce more than I love most anything. People think I'm crazy when I tell them it will change their life but it's true. Once, when i was pregnant they drive through forgot to put my sauce in the bag. When i got home and discovered it I have never had such violent thoughts before in my life.

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