File this one under strange but true.

The DipClip is—for all you fast food chicken nugget fans out there—a sauce dip holder that clips into just about any type of vehicle AC vent to make your sauce dippin’ culinary delight a hands-free experience.

Yes—just like the GPS or mobile phone mounts, BBQ, Ranch, and Honey Mustard have their own home on the vehicle dashboard now thanks to the group of three friends that make up Milkmen Design.

“At Milkmen Design we believe that dipping sauces were made to go with nuggets and fries,” explain the trio. “For generations, humans had to choose between making a mess in their vehicle or consuming bland, sauce-free food. We were tired of standing by idly as the perfect union of fries and nuggets, and the precious sauces that compliment them grew strained. So we created the DipClip to repair this relationship, reuniting ketchup with the french fry, and nugget with BBQ.”

But all joking aside, creating a versatile grip clip that can accommodate hundreds of different vehicle designs and dozens of different dip sauce container styles was not without its design challenges. After months of iterating and countless 3D printed prototypes, the team arrived at a final design with a universal vent mount that utilizes a 25% thicker gauge metal than a traditional vent mount typically uses.

The result is a securely fastened clip that can even withstand the extremes of “rally racing”:

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As for the sauce containers themselves, the DipClip can securely fit the four most commonly used sizes and shapes of sauce containers from McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, KFC, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, Arby’s, Popeye’s, Sonic, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and Heinz.

Yes, folks—this is an actual product. The guys currently have 595 backers on Kickstarter who have put forth over $12K to make the DipClip a reality—and there are still 45 days left to go in the $10K campaign.

If you’re serious about your sauce, $15 gets you two DipClips.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.