Wendy’s sauces are perfect for dipping, dousing, drizzling, and dunking. These sauces let you add “something extraordinary” to your meal and can even personalize your order in a significant way. Are you looking to apply a little extra spice to your spicy nuggets or your spicy chicken sandwich? Try to dunk them in the Creamy Wendy’s sauce for an additional boost courtesy of Wendy’s Queen of Spice. Or, if you’re trying to turn down the heat, a touch of Buttermilk Ranch is going to do the trick.
At present, Wendy’s currently has six deliciously different dip sauces to choose from. The names of all six sauces are:
- Creamy Sriracha
- Buttermilk Ranch
- Sweet & Sour
- Side of S’Awesome
- Honey Mustard
I will share my personal experiences in this blog. Let’s discuss all these Wendy’s sauces one by one.
Although I don’t recommend this sauce to anyone who doesn’t like spicy food, it’s filled with flavor and one of the best sauces I’ve tried in general. It has a vinegar tang up front with a soft, creamy texture, accompanied by many spices. It’s pretty delicious—though I still had a burning sensation 20 minutes after I had done my taste test.
Buttermilk Ranch can be an incredible dip sauce for a chicken nugget. But it was poorly cooked, it’s just acceptable. Although it hits the front with a potent mix of garlic and herbs, there’s just something wrong with them. Those tastes soon disappear to something bland and milky, and I found the sauce to be pretty tasty compared to the nugget’s saltiness. I didn’t dare to go in after a few bites for more of it.
I notice that Barbecue always leads the dip sauce lists because it’s reasonably reliable across various fast food restaurants. Though they’re not always tasted the same (or similar), they usually are boldly flavored, giving an excellent pick to every nugget. Wendy isn’t any different. It’s super smoky and sweet, and it brings right, tasty notes to every bite. It might also give all the other fast food BBQ sauces a run for their money.
Sweet & Sour
Wendy’s Sweet & Sour sauce was bizarrely transparent and bright orange in color, making it look like an orange jelly rather than a dipping sauce at first sight. I considered it thicker than the rest of them, and the taste was sweeter than bitter. It tasted pineapple and nothing else, making me wish there was anything else mixed up to add more complexity and tang. It wasn’t offensive, but it was far from my favorite one.
Side of S’Awesome
For whatever reason, in recent years, fast-food restaurants (including KFC, McDonald’s, and Burger King) have added Thousand Island-like dip sauces to their menus to varying degrees of popularity. Wendy’s Side of S’Awesome is the newest I’ve found, and it’s all right, but it’s not unique. This tangy sauce tastes delicious, reminding me a little bit of a tasty tartar sauce. As much as I like tartar, I don’t think chicken is the best thing to do.
Wendy’s Honey Mustard isn’t reinventing the wheel, but it’s solid. It strikes a nice balance between the sweet flavor of honey and the mustard’s spicy taste, making something soothing and a great compliment to the salt in the nuggets.