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Is Tabasco's New Sriracha Any Good?
Yahoo ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rachel Tepper

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 company’s 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: Tabasco’s 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 doesn’t own the name “sriracha.”


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1 posted on 05/30/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

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.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 11:52:00 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

It is good stuff. Sweeter, thicker, and more garlicky than regular Tabasco sauce.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: kingattax

http://www.thehotsaucestop.com/datl-do-it-datil-pepper-hot-sauce/


4 posted on 05/30/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kingattax

They didn’t copyright the name “Sriracha”?

Watch another company do it


5 posted on 05/30/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fwdude

After Texas came a courtin CA officials had a change of heart....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2643347/Rock-sauce-California-officials-visit-Sriracha-factory-claim-NO-LONGER-public-nuisance-beautiful.html


6 posted on 05/30/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: kingattax

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).


7 posted on 05/30/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

to ==> too


8 posted on 05/30/2014 12:01:42 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: fwdude
I had some recently. It is a good hot sauce, I liked it, but it is nothing worth all the hype.
9 posted on 05/30/2014 12:03:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: kingattax
Stick with the real deal.....it IS the bomb.
10 posted on 05/30/2014 12:04:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GSP.FAN

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?


11 posted on 05/30/2014 12:06:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: GSP.FAN

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.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 12:06:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: BenLurkin
I'll try the Tabasco version, but it's going to have to be something special to push the Huy Fong Rooster out of my fridge.
13 posted on 05/30/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: BenLurkin

Tabasco has some very good products — I certainly will give their sriracha a trial run.

I do like the Huy Fong brand, though.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GeronL
They didn’t copyright the name “Sriracha”?

Watch another company do it

Maybe it's generic and therefore not copyrightable, like Worcestershire.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 12:22:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

ah.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fwdude

I hope the company leaves CA anyway.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 12:29:21 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kingattax

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.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Still Thinking

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...


19 posted on 05/30/2014 12:34:33 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: luvbach1

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.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
It is a good hot sauce, I liked it, but it is nothing worth all the hype.

The hype is their main product, not the hot sauce :)

21 posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:57 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: kingattax
The eternal question:

22 posted on 05/30/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: BenLurkin

I watched a guy named L.A.Beast down three bottles of this stuff in one of his numerous YouTube videos. He drank it like it was water. He also drank a gallon of Habanero style Tabasco sauce in another video.

He threw up violently both times.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 12:50:59 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: 353FMG

I love Sriracha, and I love Tabasco (haven’t tried the new stuff, though). From what I gather about Mr. Tran, The Huy Fong founder, he will welcome the competition, as it will introduce more people to his concept, and expand his market. “A rising tide lifts all boats” type of approach. Thanks !


24 posted on 05/30/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Mount Athos

Cholula, is better, but Tapatio is more affordable, and made here, in The USA. If I am eating out, I grab the Cholula bottle (included in the price), but at the market, I go for Tapatio, every time ! :)


25 posted on 05/30/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: GSP.FAN
I have a book called 'McIlhenny's Gold' by Jeffrey Rothfeder. It's basically the history of the Tabasco company.

One of Edmund McIlhenny's sons, John, fought with the Rough Riders, and became friends with Theodore Roosevelt.

When T.R. became president, John asked him to pull some strings with patents and copyrights, and that's why the name 'Tabasco' is untouchable.

26 posted on 05/30/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: jttpwalsh

i think cholula is double the price, but it is better.

Valentina tastes close to tapatio and is also cheap


27 posted on 05/30/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: kingattax

The Sriracha guy named his company Huy Fong foods simply because that was the name of the boat his group used to escape Vietnam.

I’m serious.

He used to manually spoon in the paste to each bottle, and at first he had just that one spoon.

He personally made all the deliveries in the L.A. area is his personal vehicle, a van.


28 posted on 05/30/2014 1:04:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

He really did build that, and the left hates him


29 posted on 05/30/2014 1:05:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Mount Athos

When I was in the hospital, the chow hall had packets of Tabasco and Cholula. I always asked for some of each. Still have a few.


30 posted on 05/30/2014 1:07:20 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: real saxophonist

Just ordered it on Amazon...
Watched this online don’t watch tv,i love Tabasco have at least 4 bottles in storage “in case something happens”,the wife says i am crazy.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tabasco-fighting-bland-food-since-1868/


31 posted on 05/30/2014 1:09:03 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: kingattax

I like Huy Fong.

Because now it’s flavored with...

The tears of the scumbags that try to shake down the owner.


32 posted on 05/30/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: kingattax

Bah! REAL men eat Ghost peppers!


33 posted on 05/30/2014 1:12:07 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: AZLiberty
the bottle is a white glue bottle....when in guy first started in So Cal in 1980 the only bottles he could get was from a local company that made white glue bottles..the bottle has become a tradition and iconic to the locales
34 posted on 05/30/2014 1:16:34 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: kingattax

Tabasco should stick with what they do best... Tabasco sauce. There is NO substitute for Huy Fong Foods Siracha sauce. Hot sauces are all different and different flavors compliment different foods. Vietnamese sub sandwiches (Banh Mi) and pad thai require Siracha as the final touch. However, I still prefer Tabasco on my eggs and hash browns.


35 posted on 05/30/2014 1:17:45 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Mount Athos

Not familiar with Valentina, will have to try it. I used to buy Cholula, but like most folks, since 2009, I’ve had to tighten the economic belt. Thanks for your reply !


36 posted on 05/30/2014 1:19:26 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: GSP.FAN
...i love Tabasco have at least 4 bottles in storage “in case something happens”,the wife says i am crazy.

My wife sends me out for a couple extras every time there's a hurricane in gulf with the possibility of hitting Avery Island.

37 posted on 05/30/2014 1:37:32 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

A little bit goes a long way.


38 posted on 05/30/2014 1:56:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dagnabitt

you DONT put SRIRACHA in the fridge.


39 posted on 05/30/2014 2:06:58 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Slump Tester
Bah! REAL men eat Ghost peppers!

I've never run across the peppers themselves but Mrs. OP found Ghost pepper flakes on Amazon and got me a bottle. That stuff is unbelievably hot and I love hot!

BTW, a doctor long ago told me that you cannot damage your stomach with spicy foods. Upset it? Yeah, but not damage it.

40 posted on 05/30/2014 2:30:41 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: All

Test: How can you tell when the hot sauce you use, is the best?

Answers, later!
It is not the Scoville Scale!


41 posted on 05/30/2014 2:38:53 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Menehune56

Yeah the last one did pretty bad damage...
Hmmm might have to think about a couple of those gallon jugs...
Wife wont touch the stuff which is kinda cool cause you don’t have to share any food with her..
“honey can i have that last piece of bacon”?
“sure but it’s covered in tabasco”
“nevermind”.. :>)


42 posted on 05/30/2014 3:48:15 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Dagnabitt
I'll try the Tabasco version, but it's going to have to be something special to push the Huy Fong Rooster out of my fridge.

I second the motion. Every Sunday morning Wifey makes an omelet and I put Huy Fong's magic sauce on it. Later she has to hit me with the paddles to bring me back to Planet Earth. Tabasco has its work cut out for them.

43 posted on 05/30/2014 4:10:29 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: jttpwalsh

Cholula is better but much more expensive than Tapatio.


44 posted on 05/30/2014 4:56:15 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: BenLurkin

He’s a competitive eater so he’s used to it.

He’s only 30 but won’t live much longer if he keeps abusing his stomach.


45 posted on 05/30/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: luvbach1

I agree - thanks for your reply !


46 posted on 05/30/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: OldPossum

BTW, a doctor long ago told me that you cannot damage your stomach with spicy foods. Upset it? Yeah, but not damage it.
-=0=-
I keep trying. Dave’s ‘Temporary Insanity’ (also made in the U.S.A.)is my current accomplice.


47 posted on 05/30/2014 8:24:27 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I hear you. I have a bottle of Blair’s “After Death” that will be my downfall.


48 posted on 05/31/2014 2:56:49 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: real saxophonist

I just read it,while interesting i found it very annoying the authors constant put down of the McIlhenny”s...
Tried to paint them as racists who made their off the backs of slave labor.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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