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Why Do Multiple Texas Cities Want to Host the Sriracha Factory...
TEXAS MONTHLY ^ | 02 MAY 2014 | DAN SOLOMON

Posted on 05/03/2014 8:40:32 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sriracha is a tasty hot sauce manufactured by Huy Fong Foods that, for those with adventurous taste buds, makes everything from scrambled eggs to pizza a finer experience. But the process of manufacturing the substance has been unpopular among residents of Irwindale, California, a small town of about 1,400 just twenty miles outside of Los Angeles. And where Irwindale smells a spicy controversy, Texas cities smell spicy opportunity.

Sriracha hasn't always been based in Irwindale—the company relocated to the city in 2010, after being offered a sweetheart deal to build a $40 million factory. As the Los Angeles Times reported in November:

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1 posted on 05/03/2014 8:40:32 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

As I said on a previous thread on this subject, move it to Texas City. No one will notice the difference.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

How does Sriracha compare to red Tabasco sauce, my favorite on eggs?


3 posted on 05/03/2014 8:44:59 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The odor blends in well with the smell of BBQ pits and taco joints.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 8:46:30 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PapaNew

It’s different….a distinctive flavor more than just hot. Some like it more, some less, than Tobasco or Texas Pete - but if you like Tobasco, you’ll probably at least like Sirarcha.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Publius

Don’t park your car down there for very long. It will peel the paint right off. LOL!


6 posted on 05/03/2014 8:48:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ve burned the inside of mouth many times

And I’ll keep coming back for more


7 posted on 05/03/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I wonder what the impact of a move would be with regard to the peppers they use.
Being close to a source maybe a deciding factor for them.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT by deport
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9 posted on 05/03/2014 8:56:01 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll wait for next month’s George Strait issue but thanks.
Sriracha delenda est.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 8:59:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PapaNew

Tabasco is a traditional Louisiana-style Hot Sauce that has a thin consistency and is made with Tabasco peppers, salt, and vinegar. It is in the mildly hot category.

Sriracha has its origins in SE Asia, has the consistency of ketchup, is made with different peppers and is a bit hotter. The Flavor and aroma are different too.

I love ‘em BOTH! But not at the same time.

Tabasco for eggs, Sriracha for chicken.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 9:01:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: PapaNew

>>How does Sriracha compare to red Tabasco sauce, my favorite on eggs?<<

Much thicker (almost a paste), less vinegar-y. Closer to Mexican hot sauce but less cumin notes. If you ever got the hot sauce from Panda Express it is very close to that.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 9:07:33 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I am from L.A. and keep up with the local news there (listen to Internet radio, read the local papers and news outlets).

From the last I heard, 2 people complained about the odor and that was enough to cause the Irwindale CC to all but say “get lost.”

So 2 NIMBYs and a handful of idiots are sending 200+ jobs and millions of dollars in revenue and economy East.

Typical arrogant California.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 9:10:54 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

OK, sounds like Tabasco still the best for eggs. Love that aging process they use.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 9:15:06 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
You may not watch 60 minutes but 4-6 weeks ago they did a report on the family which owns and started Tabasco. Macillheny (spelling? is on the bottle) Nice report and interesting. Maybe available on their web site.

Best wishes!

15 posted on 05/03/2014 9:17:58 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Thanks. I like your user ID - kind of describes me (with the help of Milton Friedman).


16 posted on 05/03/2014 9:23:13 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Texans understand that sometime jobs are a little messy and smelly, but the money is great. Dudes in California can work on their tans while waiting in line for the Government handout!


17 posted on 05/03/2014 9:23:28 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: PapaNew

He is the foundation.

I left the party because I couldn’t accept position on religious fanatics in Iran getting the bomb and I oppose abortion and think innocent life should be protected by government.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 9:26:31 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
My close relative was the PM, construction company project manager, for this factory.

He often gets put in charge of projects with difficult owners.

He had a lot of respect for David Tran who founded this company.

From what I can recall, Mr Tran fled Vietnam after the war with just the clothes on his back and started out making the sauce in his house.

He is just what you would expect from a self made man: No consultants, someone who took an in depth personal interest in every aspect of his business, only respected cash on the barrel head, very family oriented...

Knowing what I know about California, my guess is that this is some sort of shakedown by the powers that be and Mr. Tran is not coughing up.
19 posted on 05/03/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT by wizkid
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To: PapaNew
Tabasco is still my favorite on eggs (or a spicy sandwich) but Sriracha is a great sauce on meats, mixed with sauces such as barbecue to spice them up, or used as part of hot and spicy marinades prior to cooking. Good stuff with a “more than just heat” flavor.
20 posted on 05/03/2014 9:34:17 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

While this is in the “Texas Monthly”, you get the feeling that the writer is not a fan of the sauce or its makers. When a writer uses the infelicitous term of “not un-serious” (double negative), you get the impression that he seriously dislikes it. Of course the un-shown part of the headline also sows a bit of bias, “ ... Caused Health Problems in California?” To wit; “The city filed for a lawsuit against the facility to shut down the manufacturing after reports of “burned eyes, inflamed asthma,” and an entire birthday party being forced to flee indoors “after the spicy smell descended on the festivities.””


21 posted on 05/03/2014 9:34:19 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Publius

Sriracha mixed with a little dish soap and water keeps the bugs off my vegetable plants


22 posted on 05/03/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: PapaNew

It`s also pretty good on pizza.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT by nomad
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To: morphing libertarian

Yeah, I’m a reformed conservative libertarian Christian - I’ve never even heard of that before - (small “l”, not cap “L” the party). Like Dr. Friedman, I like to think for myself rather than let a Party or an ideological group think for me. Gets me in some trouble around here but I like to challenge the accepted status quo or conventional thinking on certain issues, again like Friedman who I greatly admire.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 9:43:06 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nomad

Hmmm. Sounds interesting. May have to try it. Sounds maybe more authentic than the millions of BBQ sauces that are out there - can’t figure those out at all.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 9:45:04 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nomad

What’s good on pizza?


26 posted on 05/03/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Tabasco is thinner and a little more subtle overall but does pack a bite from the one aged pepper it uses plus salt and vinegar. It’s not as vinegary as Texas Pete which has quite a twang to it and is not quite as peppery. Sriracha is thicker, uses several kinds of pepper and is more complex in flavor. Hotter overall than Tabasco. Not as hot as the ubiquitous Rooster sauce in Asian restaurants, but getting close. If you like hot sauces you’d probably like Sriracha but it’s not all that similar to Tabasco.

Due to looking for ways large and small to cut expenses, I’ve acquired a taste for the Louisiana brand of hot sauce, slightly sweeter and more of that “mmm” cayenne, not as much vinegar. It’s very similar to Crystal but quite a bit cheaper.

Sriracha is definitely in the Asian category of hot, as opposed to the Cajun (Tabasco, Crystal, Louisiana) or Buffalo wing (Texas Pete, Frank’s) kind of hot.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nomad

If you wanna try something really good, and different, just add some Liquid Smoke to the Sriracha before using it in BBQ sauces..it really works well..


28 posted on 05/03/2014 10:07:29 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: PapaNew

>>OK, sounds like Tabasco still the best for eggs. Love that aging process they use.<<

I am here on vacation in Mexico and even with all the great salsas here, I ask for Tabasco for my eggs! :)


29 posted on 05/03/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003
I keep a bottle in my car trunk for that very reason.

Have you been able to get it down there?

30 posted on 05/03/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

The red Tabasco has more of a fermented flavor that Sriracha doesn’t — I personally prefer Crystal, or even the green Tabasco, to the red Tabasco because of the fermented flavor.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 10:14:03 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: wizkid

I’d say your relative has a shot at building that same factory a second time! Good luck to him.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: PapaNew

>>Have you been able to get it down there?<<

Other than real small bergs, it is just as prevalent here as in the USA.

But I carry packets from Chik-fi-let with me when I travel (also good for spicing up Bloody Marys on flights).


33 posted on 05/03/2014 10:19:34 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

When will the last business in the LA area, turn off its lights and leave for Texas?


34 posted on 05/03/2014 10:24:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: deport
I wonder what the impact of a move would be with regard to the peppers they use. Being close to a source maybe a deciding factor for them.

So have a grinding facility right there on the farm, and do the initial processing there.

35 posted on 05/03/2014 10:29:20 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They’ll be transporting the factory brick by brick in migrating Toyotas.


36 posted on 05/03/2014 10:46:12 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“Sriracha is definitely in the Asian category of hot,...”

A friend married a Thai woman. She found the chiles here too weak so she has been breeding her own for *more* *heat*.

It worked. I have a bottle of Mr. Tran’s Sriracha in the fridge and it is nowhere near as hot as this woman’s homemade stuff. I’m kind of a wimp on the hot foods, but if I didn’t know better I’da thought she was trying to kill me...


37 posted on 05/03/2014 12:58:24 PM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: PapaNew
Sriracha compare to red Tabasco sauce,

It doesn't, red is a commie.........I should know, he's my cousin.....

38 posted on 05/03/2014 1:03:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ve never heard of any problems resembling this from the Tabasco facilities in LA. The whole episode sounds like folks trying to sue for suings sake


39 posted on 05/03/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT by Figment
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To: SES1066

I thought that the writers wasn’t a fan, too.


40 posted on 05/03/2014 3:17:50 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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