McDonald’s Sauces UK
What sauces are on the menu at McDonald’s in the UK?
If you are trying to find out exactly what sauces or dips are available at McDonald’s you have come to the right place!
In this post, we’re talking about sauces or dips that are for your French Fries, Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Selects, not the sauces on the actual burgers. Although I’ve been known to dip a plain double cheese in some BBQ…
The following dipping sauces are (generally) free at McDonald’s when making a purchase:
Sweet ‘n’ Sour
25ml – 44 kcal per portion
25 ml – 49 kcal per portion
25 ml – 50 kcal per portion
17 ml – 22 kcal per portion
Interesting fact: they all state ‘dip’ on the lid, so they are technically dips and not sauces, the exception being the 17ml Tomato Ketchup.
Other sauces include:
Smoky BBQ Dip
50g – 84 kcal
Sweet Chilli Dip
50g – 115 kcal
Sour Cream & Chive Dip
50g – 140 kcal
These three tend to be available when purchasing three or five Chicken Selects (1 dip with 3 and 2 dips with 5).
Cheese sides such as Red Leicester Melts usually come with the Rich Tomato Dip. This is 25 ml and clocks in at 40 kcal per portion.
A portion of Mozzarella Dippers are accompanied by a Salsa Dip.
Cheese Sides at Christmas generally come with the Festive Tomato Dip.
In 2019, McDonald’s UK introduced Spicy Chicken McNuggets to the menu. For the 6 or 9 nugget option you get one Spicy Tomato Dip and with the 20 nugget ShareBox you should receive 4 dips.
The Tabasco-based sauce is one of our favourites:
In September 2022, Spicy Chicken McNuggets returned to the McDonald’s menu – this time featuring a new recipe sauce called Spicy Chilli Dip.
The above sauce was definitely based on the original but is significantly spicier than the previous release.
Other countries get a wide range of McDonald’s sauces including Honey Mustard, Spicy Buffalo and Creamy Ranch.
We recently received a selection of sauces from McDonald’s Germany and had some sauces which are available to buy in stores in Canada shipped to us.
The famous Big Mac Special Sauce has been available in pots in countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In February 2020, McDonald’s UK sold 50g pots of Big Mac Special Sauce for 50p.
Which is your favourite McDonald’s dipping sauce? Are you still upset McDonald’s stopping using Heinz as their ketchup supplier in 2013?
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