10 Best Store-Bought Dipping Sauces

I love sauces of all kinds, particularly the type of dipping sauces that you need in your life to survive. Think about it; there has always been this one condiment or dipping sauce that rules you.

You always reach for it at home when putting down that pile of fries, onion rings, or potato chips. I’m always on a neverending search to discover sauces that are eye-opening, great, or super addictive.

Here are 10 of my favorite specialty sauces for your dunking pleasure. Unfortunately, some of these aren’t available locally but can be found online.

10 Dipping Sauces You Need In Your Life
10 Dipping Sauces You Need In Your Life

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Chick-fil-A Sauce

If you eat at Chick-fil-A, you’re familiar with their delicious Chick-fil-A Sauce. ’nuff said.

Order online: Chick-fil-A sauce and Polynesian sauce

Frisch’s Big Boy Tartar Sauce

Frisch's Big Boy Tartar Sauce Bottle for Sale
Frisch’s Big Boy Tartar Sauce

I’m not a fan of tartar sauce, but I am a fan of Frisch’s Tartar Sauce. How did that happen?

A visit to Frisch’s Big Boy in Cincinnati changed my mind. Once that scrumdiddlyumptious Big Boy Double Deck Cheeseburger with its tartar sauce met my mouth, I saw a vision.

In this vision, tartar sauce was on burgers all across the land. In short, I love it.

Order online: Frisch’s Original Tartar Sauce

Jack Daniel’s Original BBQ Sauce

You might be inclined to think that Jack Daniel’s Original BBQ Sauce or Honey BBQ Sauce is the way to go, but they are not. Wrong; stick to the Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce.

This sweet and spicy BBQ sauce is excellent when grilled, but it was made for chicken and as a dipping sauce. You must keep this away from me, or I will use up the entire bottle. So, please don’t make my mistake, buy two of them the first time.

Order online: Jack Daniel’s Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

Kewpie Mayo

I love creepy Kewpie dolls and Kewpee Hamburgers, so it makes sense that I love Kewpie Mayo. Kewpie Mayo is a Japanese mayo that uses the egg yolk instead of the entire egg in the recipe.

I’ve been a Hellmann’s mayo guy my whole life. So I don’t subscribe to the hipster doofus commentary from snobby chefs raving about Duke’s.

You will find Hellmann’s and Kewpie Mayo in my fridge, which is 100% true. Maybe I might even give a slight nod to the Kewpie when using it for honey mustard.

Order online: Kewpie Mayo

Melinda’s Ghost Pepper Ketchup

I enjoy spicy as much as the next person, but Melinda’s Ghost Pepper Ketchup might be a little too much for some folks. I love to use it as a dipping sauce for onion rings.

To make a killer onion ring or french fry dipping sauce, combine two parts mayonnaise, one part Melinda’s Ghost Pepper Ketchup, and a couple of dashes of black pepper. Let me know how it goes for you.

Order online: Melinda’s Ghost Pepper Ketchup

Mike’s Hot Honey

Come on, Mike’s Hot Honey? I know what you’re thinking. Is this a dipping sauce?

My answer is yes, many times over; try it with chargrilled wings and live a better life than you imagined. Ok, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but it is terrific.

Order online: Mike’s Hot Honey

Red Gold Ketchup

I’m not a giant ketchup fan, but when I go all in drowning my fresh-cut fries, it needs to be Red Gold Ketchup. It hits all the right ketchup notes.

When I close my eyes and think of ketchup, the Red Gold flavor comes to mind. However, the same company also distributes the Huy Fong Sriracha, aka rooster sauce, which we all know and love.

Order online: Red Gold Ketchup

Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce

When I was doing burger pop-ups, I liked having Sir Kensington’s Ketchup alongside my favorite, Red Gold Ketchup. But the truth is, their best-kept secret is Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce.

I mean, do I need to explain what this sauce is copying? Sure, but I’m not.

Order online: Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce

Whataburger Jalapeño Ranch

So Whataburger has a bunch of killer sauces, but there is something extra special about that Jalapeño Ranch. This dude is perfect for smothering a buffalo sauce grilled chicken sandwich or as a chicken wings dipping sauce.

Who am I kidding? Dip some onion rings or pizza in it, too!

Order online: Jalapeño Ranch, plus all of the other Whataburger sauces

Woeber’s Sweet and Spicy Mustard

I discovered Sandwich Pal’s Sweet and Spicy Mustard at the Publix supermarket near my house. It was calling out to me. Maybe the upside-down McDonald’s arches on the chef caught my attention—who knows?

If you’re a bit of a wimp, this has the right amount of heat for you. I like to slather it all over some chargrilled hot dogs and sausages.

Order online: Woeber’s Sweet & Spicy Mustard

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Store-Bought Dipping Sauces”

  1. As a kid, in the early ’60s, we used to cruise Frisch’s in South Middletown, Ohio. Because we never had any money, we’d buy the cheapest thing on the menu — an order of toast. But we always insisted that it come with a side of tarter sauce. That sauce still reminds me of overheated engines, too loud mufflers, and rock ‘n’ roll on the radio.


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