"Though it is spicy, its flavor is much more layered and complex than common hot sauces like Tabasco, which taste of heat and vinegar. Its also far thicker, with a consistency more similar to ketchup or tomato sauce than watery American-style hot sauces, which are typically made by puréeing peppers in vinegar, then straining out the solid materials.
The recipe for sriracha was developed more than 80 years ago in Si Racha, a city on Thailands east coast. The first commercial variety, Sriraja Panich, became one of the most popular condiments in Southeast Asia, but it was not easy to find in America and was very expensive to import.
In 1980, a Vietnamese immigrant named David Tran decided to start producing his own version of sriracha in America, opening Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, California. To this day it remains the most popular brand of sriracha, and its packaging is nothing short of iconic: a clear plastic bottle that shows off the vividly red hot sauce, a green twist-to-open squirt cap and a white rooster logo printed on the front that gives Huy Fong Sriracha its nickname, Rooster Sauce.
"June 9, 2022 1:57 pm EST
If there's one thing Americans love, it's Sriracha, the bright-red hot sauce with a rooster on its bottle, produced by California-based company Huy Fong Foods Inc. But, for fans of the beloved condiment, these next few months might be a struggle. According to an April letter from the company, which only recently began circulating online, Huy Fong Foods is temporarily halting the production of its iconic sauces due to a lackluster chili crop.
The news comes at a time when fears of food shortages are on the rise, thanks to supply chain issues, labor shortages, climate change, and the war in Ukraine, reported The New York Times. The effects of these circumstances on our food supply have yet to be fully realized: According to the USDA, "there are currently no nationwide shortages of food." However, the agency noted that, at this point, "the inventory of certain foods at your grocery store might be temporarily low before stores can restock."
Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/890499/everything-you-need-to-know-about-2022s-sriracha-shortage/
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