Skip to comments.Is Tabasco's New Sriracha Any Good?
Posted on 05/30/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by kingattax
Huy Fong Foods, which produces the iconic sriracha hot sauce emblazoned with a strutting rooster, can breathe a sigh of relief.
The local city council, which had been collecting complaints about unseemly odors emanating from the companys Irwindale, California factory, has officially dropped its public-nuisance order and lawsuit against it.
But Huy Fong Foods may have another headache on the horizon: Tabascos new sriracha, which the company quietly launched earlier this year.
Sriracha hails from Thailand, and although it tends to feature a slightly different recipe stateside, the name typically refers to a sauce containing chilies which are ground into a paste before being preserved in vinegar, salt, and garlic. So Huy Fong Foods doesnt own the name sriracha.
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I’ve seriously never heard of this condiment until the story about Texas courting the California company a couple weeks ago.
Now I hear about it everywhere.
It is good stuff. Sweeter, thicker, and more garlicky than regular Tabasco sauce.
They didn’t copyright the name “Sriracha”?
Watch another company do it
After Texas came a courtin CA officials had a change of heart....
What keeps me away from the original Sriracha is (a) the preservatives and (b) the plastic bottle. I prefer real ingredients in a glass bottle.
It appears that Tabasco has copied the plastic bottle. I can’t find anything about the ingredients except that it has the “highest quality ingredients”.
For a slightly sweet but hot chile sauce, I like Trader Joe’s Chile Sauce (though I don’t care for their jalapeno or habanero versions — to vinegary).
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But that’s the least of the reasons for fleeing Kalifornication.
What about superior business climate anywhere else? Lower cost of living? Not taking money from your honest productive endeavors to fund fascism, the entitled, illegals, and paying them to insult and denigrate you publicly?
What a great image for Texas, and what terrible publicity for California.
This story and stories like it are hardening a national image for the two states, and what a great reputation to have with the public, that even condiment producers are considering the need for refuge in Texas, from well known blue states.
Tabasco has some very good products — I certainly will give their sriracha a trial run.
I do like the Huy Fong brand, though.
Watch another company do it
Maybe it's generic and therefore not copyrightable, like Worcestershire.
I hope the company leaves CA anyway.
I pass by this factory every day after work. It was heartbreaking to effectively see that parking lot utterly empty for weeks due to California’s requirement that non-pasteurized food goods must sit for 30 days before being distributed (like anything could possibly live in those bottles...)
Never smelled an odor, but considering which families were making the complaints (two of them), seemed much more a shakedown than anything else.
As for Tobassco jumping into the cockfight, sure, go for it. I’m sure they’ll blow tons of money on advertising for it.
The guy who created the sauce probably is close to wanting to retire..
Dealing with a move like that is a lot of stress...
My prediction when he retires will sell company and within a month they have left CA...
Sriracha is the generic name for a Southeast Asian hot sauce from Thailand.It is named after the seaside town Si Racha, where it was first produced as a local product.
Kinda hard to do a copyright on a name like that but you try and put Tabasco on your bottle of sauce and you will have lawyers on you 5 mins later.