Customers have been claiming that the Polynesian sauce has a tendency to burst before the packets are cracked open, putting anyone in a sticky situation.
Known for its sweet and sour flavor, the sauce has also been reputed for its “explosive” nature.
In a recent Reddit post, a customer with the user name ShanNtrav claimed that the Polynesian sauce they had stored for “a month or 2, opens up and gets everywhere.”
The user, who kept “a zip lock bag of fast food sauces”, is not alone in keeping the sauce nor the explosion of it.
“They just easily explode. Not sure why,” another user wrote.
“I’ve even had times when working and stocking the poly sauce i’ve found it randomly exploded in boxes…. i guess that’s just how it is,” another user, who claimed to be a Chick-fil-A employee shared.
The explosive phenomenon has been observed for a while, with tweets calling it out since 2016.
Some even joked that the exploding sauces serves as an ironic punishment for customers who hoard the packets.
While no one has determined the reason behind it, one Redditor suggests that is could be due to “something acidic in the sauce that eats through the packaging.”
Chick-fil-A has not released a comment regarding the Polynesian sauce’s supposed predilection for exploding.
However, some have discovered a workaround for those who can’t part with the sweet and sour dressing.
“This hasn’t happened to us since I started keeping them in the fridge,” one person wrote.
“At my location we rotate them out every 2 weeks if they haven’t been used,” wrote another.
The fast food chain began selling its Polynesian and other signature sauces in retailers since March, and as of October of this year, the sauces have became available in grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.