Chick-Fil-A Says Farewell to Cole Slaw — Here's the Recipe

IMAGE: Chick-fil-A's cole slaw
Cole slaw will vanish from Chick-fil-A's menus on Jan. 18.Chick-fil-A

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By Alex Johnson

If you're among the millions with a sweet tooth for chicken chain Chick-fil-A's sugary cole slaw, you have 18 days left to get your hands on it. Unless you want to make it yourself.

Cole slaw will vanish from Chick-fil-A's menus on Jan. 18.Chick-fil-A

The Atlanta-based fast food company said Thursday that it's dropping the cabbage-based side dish Jan. 18 as part of a move to add "variety" to its menu.

"We know many of our customers love our Cole Slaw, yet we have also heard from them they are looking for new tastes and healthier ways to eat in our restaurants," it said in a statement New Year's Eve.

The distinctive slaw will remain on the menu only in the company's 13 Atlanta-area Dwarf House restaurants, which founder S. Truett Cathy grew into the national Chick-fil-A chain.

But there's some good news. The company decided to release the recipe for the first time ever so bereft customers can make the slaw at home:

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

4 teaspoons vinegar

one-fourth cup sugar

three-fourths teaspoon dry mustard

one-fourth teaspoon salt

1 cup mayonnaise

2 bags (10 oz. bags) fine shredded cabbage, chopped to one-eighth inch

one-fourth cup finely chopped carrots

Whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt together until sugar is dissolved. Add mayonnaise and whisk to mix. Add cabbage and carrots. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve.

Makes six to eight servings.