Best Dip for Wings if You Hate Blue Cheese

Some things just go together: me and chicken wings, chicken wings and blue cheese, and me and hating blue cheese, to name a few. But you see how this presents a dilemma. A quandary. A veritable conundrum. A prickly predicament. A sticky wicket, if you are fancy like that. Point is, as someone who likes wings but not blue cheese, your girl still needs her toppings and I know there are many of you out there in the same situation. So, grab your drums and flats, because we are about to get saucy.

Marie’s Creamy Ranch Dressing + Dip

Say it with me: Ranch. Should. Be. The. Standard. There are few things better in this life than buffalo wings absolutely soaked in ranch. Whether they’re from a wing place, an Applebee’s, or the freezer aisle, this combo will never not be a winner (blue cheese who?!). And this ranch is already thicker and richer than most ranches out there, perfect for the dippin’. Sporked senior writer Jordan Myrick described it as “thick, creamy, and herby,” adding that there’s “absolutely zero weird chemical-y aftertaste or strange, unnecessary twang.” You need this ranch in your life and on your wings.

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Famous Dave’s Sweet & Zesty BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce on wings is a classic on its own, no blue cheese necessary. And this BBQ sauce is the best one we could find. Jordan called this sweet and zesty BBQ sauce the “gold standard of BBQ sauce” and described it as having “a rich thickness that would cling perfectly to ribs or chicken or a big, juicy portobello mushroom.” Spoiler alert: it works on wings too. PUT IT ON ‘EM.

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Yellowbird Habanero Condiment

There are few things better than hot sauce on wings, and this hot sauce is amazing at adding both a kick and a punch of flavor to whatever you use it on. This sauce has a hint of habanero fruitiness and tangerine juice but don’t worry, it is still VERY hot. The “fresh pepper flavor and citrusy zing” would ABSOLUTLEY bring any wing-eating experience to the next level. Find this hot sauce and give it a try.

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First Street Buffalo Style Chicken Wing Sauce

Ah yes, buffalo wings. Controversial opinion: Buffalo wings don’t necessarily need blue cheese to be good. They are great on their own (and made even better with a touch of ranch). And this buffalo sauce definitely holds up on its own. It’s thick and creamy and has a surprisingly complex flavor. Jordan noted how it “starts with a strong buttery flavor, works its way into vinegary notes, and then finishes with that signature buffalo sauce kick.” If you like buffalo wings, you need this sauce in your life.

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Pantai Sweetened Chili Sauce for Spring Roll

Sweet chili sauce is underrated. There, I said it. I want to see it everywhere, on all things, and wings are indeed on my list of “all things.” Sweet-and-spicy chicken is a masterpiece, and sweet chili sauce is basically a shortcut to that neighborhood of Flavortown. Plus, this sweet chili sauce is top notch. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling liked its “sweetness and mild tang” and pointed out how it is “flecked with pepper but not spicy.” Get this if you want glossy, sweet, tangy, lightly spicy wings (blue cheese could never).

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Beaver Sweet Honey Mustard

Lastly, some sweet-and-tangy honey mustard. I never would have thought this would be a good combo, and then one day I had some wings with a honey mustard dip and my whole life changed. Or at least my opinions about mustard on wings changed, and my official opinion is now, “Yes, do it.” Plus, this honey mustard hits all the flavor notes you could possibly want. Our tasters noted that it has a “spicy dijon kick going for it, but there’s still some delightful sweetness as well.” If you are looking to up your wing condiment game, give this honey mustard a go.

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About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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  • Serving ranch for any reason at all is bad, but putting it with wings is just blasphemy.