Wendy’s is America’s 7th most popular fast-food chain. The company has annual sales exceeding $9 billion per year! Wendy’s is famous for its incredible burgers (we love the Baconator), awesome spicy chicken nuggets, and legendary chocolate frosty. The Ohio-based chain also has a fantastic array of sauces! In this article, we will break all of Wendy’s sauces and rank them from tastiest to worst!
What sauces does Wendy’s have? Wendy’s has 9 different sauces, which include Buttermilk Ranch, Ghost Pepper Ranch, Sweet & Sour, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Hot Honey, Smoky Honey Mustard, Ranch, and Cheddar Cheese Sauce.
Wendy’s secret sauces are Smoky Honey Mustard, Ranch, and Cheddar Cheese Sauce, while the other 6 sauces are designed to be paired with Wendy’s incredible chicken nuggets!
What Dipping Sauces Does Wendy’s Have?
Wendy’s has 6 super tasty dipping sauces. They include Buttermilk Ranch, Ghost Pepper Ranch, Sweet & Sour, Honey Mustard, BBQ, and Hot Honey.
As you can see, Wendy’s has a range of dipping sauces, from creamy to sweet to tangy and even spicy. No matter what flavor you want to pair with your chicken nuggets, you can find it at Wendy’s!
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Does Wendy’s Have a New Sauce?
Wendy’s has a new sauce, Ghost Pepper Ranch! This sauce tastes like a very spicy buttermilk ranch which is no wonder as ghost peppers are 100 times stronger than jalapenos. This new sauce slightly controversially replaced Wendy’s popular Creamy Sriracha Sauce.
Wendy’s Ghost Pepper Ranch is creamy with some tart and herbal flavors. It is also pretty spicy, thanks to the inclusion of ghost peppers. The first taste you will experience is creamy buttermilk, and then immediately followed by the heat of the ghost peppers. This is the spiciest sauce on Wendy’s menu!
Ranking Wendy’s Sauces From Best To Worst!
Wendy’s has 6 amazing dipping sauces, and we will explore the flavor profile of every single one and determine which is the best. Let’s get started!
There is a reason BBQ sauce has stood the test of time and remains on Wendy’s menu. This sauce is the ideal blend of sweet, savory, and smoky. It is thick and sticky and perfectly coats your chicken nuggets. We rank Wendy’s BBQ sauce as one of the best versions of BBQ sauce of any fast-food chain. It isn’t watery, not overly sweet, and is packed full of umami and smoky flavors. Be warned, you won’t be able to stop dipping Wendy’s super yummy spicy chicken nuggets in this sauce!
2. Sweet & Sour
Wendy’s has nailed their Sweet & Sour sauce! This sauce perfectly combines sweet and sour flavors! This sauce we have you reminiscing about your local Chinese restaurant and is very thick (there is nothing worse than watery Sweet & Sour sauce) with an almost jelly-like consistency. The sauce is very tangy with also a smooth sweet flavor, which really pairs well with the salty, savory flavor of chicken nuggets. This Asian-inspired sauce has lovely fruity flavors balanced by tangy notes.
3. Hot Honey
If you love Sweet & Sour sauce, you are also going to enjoy Wendy’s Hot Honey sauce. This sauce is packed full of real honey sweetness with a lovely fiery habanero peppers kick. Wendy’s Hot Honey is equal parts sweet and spicy. It tastes like a spicy, sweeter, and less tangy version of Wendy’s Sweet & Sauce! Hot Honey is made from real honey and habanero peppers, and you can really taste the fresh ingredients. If you are looking to add a little sweet and spicy flavor to your nuggets, try out Hot Honey!
4. Honey Mustard
Wendy’s Honey Mustard is a classic! Wendy’s Honey Mustard has a beautiful sweet honey flavor (made with real honey) combined with a tangy horseradish mustard flavor. This sauce is also slightly smoky with a rich taste. It has a lovely golden color and a nice thick texture. If you are looking for smooth, sweet mustard and love the taste of honey Wendy’s Honey Mustard is for you!
5. Ghost Pepper Ranch
Ghost Pepper Ranch is Wendy’s spicy ranch sauce! Ghost peppers are 100x as spicy as jalapenos, and you can definitely feel it. This sauce is very spicy and by far the hottest sauce on Wendy’s menu. Fortunately, the spiciness is balanced by the creamy, rich, and slightly tart buttermilk ranch. We aren’t the biggest fan of ranch and found the sauce to be a bit watery. However, if you like spicy sauces and enjoy Wendy’s Buttermilk Ranch, this is a great option.
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6. Buttermilk Rank
Wendy’s Buttermilk Ranch is very rich and creamy with some tangy and herbal flavors. However, we found the sauce to be a little watery and not as creamy as it should be. The herbal and garlic flavors were also muted, and it was a bit too tangy for our liking. Wendy’s Buttermilk Ranch is an average fast-food ranch, but it would not be our first choice, we prefer Wendy’s spicy and sweet dipping sauces.
So there you have it, Wendy’s has 6 dipping sauces (Buttermilk Ranch, Ghost Pepper Ranch, Sweet & Sour, Honey Mustard, BBQ, and Hot Honey) and 3 secret sauces (Smoky Honey Mustard, Ranch, and Cheddar Cheese Sauce). All of these sauces pair amazingly well with Wendy’s chicken nuggets. We recommend dipping your spicy chicken nuggets into Wendy’s BBQ or Sweet & Sour Sauce!