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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

You Can Stop Panicking About the Sriracha Shortage Now

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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Good news everyone. A spokesman for Srirarcha manufacturer Huy Foods has confirmed that the company plans to start shipments of the beloved fiery red sauce by the end of the month. As you may remember, first the Irwindale plant was shut down because it was letting off noxious fumes; then the California Department of Health stopped production for 30 days to make sure there weren't any microorganisms in the uncooked sauce. In response, the Internet had a collective freakout about where they'd get their hookup if the plant were shut down permanently.

So, no, it looks like you won't have to horde bottles anytime soon. Sriarcha will be flowing back on the shelves as normal in a few weeks, if you've even noticed a shortage. And in the meantime, you can listen to Esquire's anthem of the Srirachapocalypse over and over (a little folk ditty set to "This Land Is Your Land"), and/or stream the new documentary on the hot sauce for only $5. Here's the trailer:

"Sriracha" documentary trailer from Griffin Hammond on Vimeo.

We'd tell you to start panicking about the potential upcoming Velveeta shortage, but in all honesty does anyone really care? [via Eater, ABC news]
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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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