This innocent looking sachet can add some punch to your already-pretty-punchy Popeyes chicken. The problem is, it’s only available behind the counter, so you will need to specifically request it. This Popeyes secret menu hack is becoming more and more popular and the servers are used to these requests. So, don’t be shy, and feel free to ask for it whether you’re sitting in the restaurant or going through the drive-thru.
If you’re opting for the healthy options (assuming you are able to turn down that delicious deep-fried chicken) then this is ideal to add some depth. It’s like nothing you have tasted before. And it’s the perfect spice for chicken, fries, and even for the famous Popeyes biscuits.
These sachets are small, so you won’t get a lot out of them. You can simply ask for more. You can also keep sending friends and family members to the counter to load up. But if you want a mass of Popeyes Cajun Sparkle for your own home cooking, then you can also just make it yourself.
The recipe is closely guarded, as you would expect, but the following comes pretty close:
Combine two tablespoons of the salt with 1 tablespoon of the following ingredients:
Finely ground black pepper
Add half a tablespoon of paprika, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and there you have it: your own Popeyes Cajun Sparkle mix. It’s highly likely that the authentic mix also contains MSG, so feel free to add some of this to taste, but do not overdo it.