Low Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A

Low Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A

Low sugar drinks and sauces at Chick-Fil-A. That’s right in this post we are going to be talking about one of the nation’s favorite fast-food chicken chains that are never open on a Sunday – Chick-Fil-A.  In the post, I will share with you what are some of the lowest sugar drink options available from Chick-Fil-A, including a breakdown of their milkshakes. Most importantly, I will also be sharing with you exactly how much sugar is in all the different Chick-Fil-A sauces, because if you have been to Chick-Fil-A you know it is all about the sauces.

To start, let’s begin with a summary of the lowest sugar drinks and sauces available at Chick-Fil-A.

What are the Lowest Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A?

The lowest sugar drinks at Chick-Fil-A are:

  1. Coffee
  2. Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Unsweetened
  3. Diet Lemonade
  4. Sunjoy (Unsweetened Tea & Diet Lemonade)
  5. Dasani Water
  6. Honest Kids Apple Juice

The lowest sugar sauces at Chick-Fil-A are the Zesty Buffalo, the Garden Herb Ranch, and the Honey Roasted BBQ.

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Best Lower Sugar Drinks at Chick-Fil-A

Below I go through each of the lowest sugar drink options at Chick-Fil-A including their sugar content.

1. Coffee – 0g of Sugar

Chick-Fil-A’s coffee is the perfect drink for when you fancy a strong zero sugar caffeine hit. Chick-Fil-A’s coffee is made from arabica beans grown at high altitudes.  Their coffee has all the smooth caramel vibes and a nutty finish.

You can also rest assured their coffee contains 0g of sugar and the beans are sourced from a farmer-direct coffee company that enriches the communities that grow it. Win all around.  

2. Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Unsweetened – 0g of Sugar

Chick-Fil-A’s unsweetened tea is freshly-brewed each day from a blend of tea leaves. This is the perfect refreshing pick-me-up drink to order from Chick-Fil-A. Just make sure to order the unsweetened version and not the sweet tea which contains 19g of sugar in a small cup and 43g of sugar in a large cup.

3. Small Diet Lemonade – 6g of Sugar

Chick-Fil-A’s diet lemonade is made from three simple ingredients – not from concentrated lemon juice, water, and Splenda sweetener.

A small cup contains just 6g of sugar (from the naturally occurring sugar in lemon juice). In comparison, a small regular Chick-Fil-A lemonade contains 31g of sugar – over five times the amount of a small diet lemonade!

4. Small Sunjoy (Half Unsweetened Tea and Half Diet Lemonade) – 3g of Sugar

The Sunjoy drinks at Chick-Fil-A are essentially Arnold Palmer’s i.e., half iced tea and lemonade. I personally think these are the most refreshing and delicious drinks.

Chick-Fil-A does four different Sunjoy varieties between their diet and regular lemonade and sweet and unsweetened iced tea. The Sunjoy which contains the least sugar is obviously the half unsweetened tea and half diet lemonade.

Cup SizeSunjoy (Half Unsweetened Tea and Half Diet Lemonade) Sugar Content

5. Dasani Water – 0g of Sugar

Water must be the most underrated zero-sugar drink out there. Chick-Fil-A stocks Dasani water which combines the process of reverse osmosis filtration with a proprietary blend of minerals.

6. Honest Kids Apple Juice – 8g of Sugar

If you are looking for a kid’s drink option at Chick-Fil-A then the Honest Kids Apple juice carton is the best option in terms of sugar content. A carton contains 8g of sugar whereas the milk at Chick-Fil-A contains 10g of sugar, and the chocolate milk contains 21g.

The Honest Kids Apple Juice is also the lowest sugar juice drink at Chick-Fil-A. The Simply orange juice from Chick-Fil-A in comparison contains 30g of sugar.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Sugar and Drinks at Chick-Fil-A

In the next section, I will answer all the niggling questions you have about the sugar content of drinks at Chick-Fil-A.

Does Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Have Sugar?

Chick-Fil-A’s lemonade is sweetened with cane sugar.

How Many Grams of Sugar is in Chick-Fil-A Lemonade?

Cup SizeChick-Fil-A Lemonade Sugar Content

Does Chick-Fil-A Have Zero Sugar Lemonade?

Chick-Fil-A has a diet lemonade that is sweetened with Splenda. A small cup of Chick-Fil-A’s diet lemonade contains 6g of sugar (from the lemon juice).

Does Chick-Fil-A Have Diet Drinks?

Chick-Fil-A has one “diet” drink on the menu – their diet lemonade.

What is the Difference Between Chick-Fil-A Lemonade and Diet Lemonade?

Both the Chick-Fil-A lemonade and diet lemonade are made from water and not from concentrated lemon juice. The difference between the two drinks lies in the third ingredient. Chick-Fil-A’s lemonade contains cane sugar whereas their diet lemonade contains Splenda sweetener.

What Sweetener Does Chick-Fil-A Use in Their Diet Lemonade?

Chick-Fil-A uses Splenda sweetened in their Diet lemonade.

How Much Sugar is in A Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade?

There are 63g of sugar in a Chick-Fil-A frosted lemonade and 43g of sugar in a Chick-Fil-A frosted lemonade with diet lemonade.

How Much Sugar is in A Chick-Fil-A Milkshake?

Chick-Fil-A Milkshake FlavorSugar Content
Cookies & Cream84g

How Much Sugar is in a Chick-Fil-A Sweet Tea?

Cup SizeSweet Tea Sugar Content

Does Chick-Fil-A Have Unsweetened Tea?

Chick-Fil-A has an unsweetened iced tea on its menu. All sizes of the Chick-Fil-A unsweetened iced tea contain 0g of sugar.

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Low Sugar Sauces at Chick-Fil-A

Next up, are the sauces at Chick-Fil-A. Chick-Fil-A is famed for its sauces. But we all know that sauces can be very high in sugar. So, let’s dig in – how much sugar do Chick-Fil-A’s sauces contain?

Does Chick-Fil-A Sauce Have Sugar?

As a general rule, Chick-Fil-A sauces contain sugar. A couple of exceptions are the Zesty Buffalo sauce and Garden Herb Ranch sauces which do not contain sugar.

How Many Grams of Sugar in Chick-Fil-A Sauce?

Chick-Fil-A SauceSugar Content (Per 28g Serving)
Zesty Buffalo0g
Garden Herb Ranch1g
Honey Roasted BBQ2g
Chick-Fil-A Sauce6g
Sweet & Spicy Sriracha10g
Honey Mustard10g

Does Chick-Fil-A Buffalo Sauce Have Sugar?

Chick-Fil-A’s Zesty Buffalo sauce is the only sauce at Chick-Fil-A which contains 0g of sugar.

How Much Sugar in Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce?

Chick-Fil-A’s Polynesian sauce is the chain’s take on a classic sweet and sour sauce. It contains the most sugar out of all the sauces at 12g of sugar in serving size (28g).

How Much Sugar is in a Chick-Fil-A Medium Fries?

There is 1g of sugar in a Chick-Fil-A medium fries.

How Much Sugar is in a Chick-Fil-A Large Fries?

There is 1g of sugar in a Chick-Fil-A large fries.

Low Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A - The Final Bite

Low Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A – The Final Bite

Low sugar drinks and sauces at Chick-Fil-A. What have we learned? Well, if you want a zero-sugar drink option at Chick-Fil-A it is pretty much the same as other fast-food chains – water, freshly brewed coffee, or unsweetened iced tea. As for lower sugar drinks – there is the Diet Lemonade or some of their small Diet Sunshine drinks. In terms of fountain drinks and soda – the only options are regular Cola-Cola and Dr. Pepper. There is no diet version of these.

As for sauces, if you want a zero-sugar option you need to go for the Zesty Buffalo. After that, the lower sugar options are the Garden Herb Ranch and Honey Roasted BBQ sauces. The Sweet and Sour Polynesian is the highest in sugar at 12g. But at least there are zero and sugar-free sauce options available.

And remember…

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Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.


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