Monday, November 04, 2013

Sriracha Crisis

Are you aware of what's happening?

Sriracha HOT chili sauce -- the hot sauce for people who understand hot sauce -- is in danger of vanishing.  This excerpt from the Atlantic Wire ...
Because residents of Irwindale are experiencing things like burning throats, eyes, and some pesky headaches from exposure to fumes emanating from the Sriracha hot sauce factory, the company is facing a shutdown from the city. And now the hot sauce's CEO and founder is warning of us dark times ahead which may include a shortage and price hike. "If the city shuts us down, the price of Sriracha will jump up a lot," CEO and Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran told The Los Angeles Times. Huy Fong foods makes the legendary sauce. 
You can read the whole article here.  And a follow-up here.

Lord have mercy.  This would be a massive bummer.  Nobody love's Frank's more than me, but man does not live on bread alone.


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