Costco Shoppers Are Comparing This Sauce To Chick-Fil-A's

What wouldn't people do for Chick-fil-A's signature sauce? People have openly admitted to stealing it, even going so far as pumping it into beverage cups so they could enjoy it at home, per The Free-Lance Star. But for those who'd rather remain on the right side of the law, there are copycat recipes inspired by the zesty condiment. But what if you could have a whopping 44 ounces of a sauce that tastes exactly like Chick-fil-A's sauce, no stealing or cooking required?

In an amazing win for Chick-fil-A sauce lovers, the Instagram handle @costcobuys has revealed that Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken Sauce, available at the giant warehouse for just $5.49 per two-bottle pack, tastes just like the fast food favorite. The internet has gone wild, with one follower replying, "great Christmas gift." While this Instagram share is recent, the connection between Chick-fil-A sauce and Sweet Baby Ray's item has been pondered for years, with an online bulletin board post from 2015 speculating, "FYI, Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Mustard sauce is the same thing as Chick-Fil-A sauce so now it's possible to enjoy the greatest condiment known to mankind in something other than a 1 oz tub."

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken Sauce is not actually the same as Chick-fil-A sauce

Now, before you get too excited about this Costco find and start gifting it to everyone on your holiday list, you should be aware that the nutritional facts for these two condiments don't line up exactly. Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken Sauce lists a single serving as 30 ounces or two tablespoons, which have 110 calories, nine grams of fat, and six grams of carbs. Chick-fil-A, on the other hand, clocks in a 28-gram serving of its sauce at 140 calories, with 13 grams of fat, and seven carbohydrates. These details are varied enough that you can assume there are different amounts of ingredients in each sauce...meaning that the two recipes are not quite twinning.

That being said, the flavors are described in a similar fashion. Sweet Baby Ray's says that its sauce is "Sweet, smoky and satisfying," and Chick-fil-A praises the "smoky tang" of its legendary condiment. So if you just want something with hints of honey and smoke to jazz up your chicken, you should be set either way!