The Real Difference Between Chick-Fil-A Sauce And Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce, According To Fans

Chick-fil-A fans are almost sure to tell you that the famous brand's spicy chicken sandwiches, chicken strips, and of course, their tasty chicken nuggets, are among the best on the market. But there is one other important thing that helps distinguish Chick-fil-A's chicken offerings from its competitors: the delicious dipping sauces. As any nugget fan knows, a serving of chicken just isn't complete without a tangy, flavorful sauce to accompany it, and Chick-fil-A certainly delivers in that department. 

The chain has a selection of eight dipping sauces, as well as a variety of salad dressings, so there is something to complement just about every item on its menu, according to Chick-fil-A. From its sweet and sour Polynesian Sauce to its smooth, bold Zesty Buffalo Sauce, the dips are almost as delicious as the main course. But of course, die-hard fans of the brand keep coming back to the one condiment they can't get anywhere else: the sweet, smoky tang of the signature Chick-fil-A Sauce.

Fans say the Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce is smokier

One Chick-fil-A fan was curious to learn more about what exactly sets Chick-fil-A's signature sauce apart. "Can someone tell me the difference between the Honey Roasted BBQ sauce and Chick FilA sauce?" u/AlbinoStepchild asked in the r/ChickFilA subreddit. Although the two sauces may be similar, with notes of smoke and honey mustard, there are a few differences that other Reddit users were quick to point out in the comments. "The Honey Roasted BBQ tastes slightly more smokey to me," replied u/Peachy-Lavender. "You can taste the bbq in honey roasted bbq sauce, my fav," agreed a second user.

Another eagle-eyed Redditor noted that the Honey Roasted BBQ sauce has fewer calories than the classic Chick-fil-A sauce, so fans who are trying to be mindful of their intake might want to swap one out for the other if they don't want to overdo their daily allotment on sauces alone (via Chick-fil-A). While these flavorful condiments might hit some of the same notes, there are some important distinctions that make customers choose one over the other. But whether you prefer the smokiness of the Honey Roasted BBQ or the tangy zest of the Chick-fil-A Sauce, you can't go wrong pairing either one with your favorite chicken.