Lastly, I conducted an informal taste test of the sauces.
I asked for one of each sauce and was pleasantly surprised to discover they were all free. Some fast-food chains charge extra for sauces.
Out of all of them, my favorite by a landslide was the original Chick-fil-A sauce. It had mustard notes and was tempered by the creaminess of the egg yolks. It almost reminded me of hollandaise.
The Polynesian sauce reminded me of sweet-and-sour pork dishes at Chinese fast-food restaurants.
The zesty buffalo sauce would be great on wings, and the barbecue sauce reminded me of the one from McDonald’s.
I appreciated the uniqueness of the sweet-and-spicy sriracha and loved the hit of hot chili on the tongue.
The garden-herb ranch was a cool and creamy contrast to the spicy chicken strips.
The only sauce I didn’t enjoy was the honey mustard — something about the ingredient ratio seemed off and it tasted a little too artificial to me.