Skip to comments.Sriracha Sauce Becomes a Hot Political Issue With Bipartisan Backing
Posted on 05/03/2014 11:22:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs.
Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked about leaving Irwindale amid a regulatory battle over whether the plant sends a spicy smell into nearby neighborhoods.
Council members, state senators, a mayor or two and even members of Congress have weighed in in support of Sriracha in an unlikely piece of political theater over jobs and government interference.
Relocating the Sriracha factory, which relies on long relationships with local suppliers, would be expensive and time-consuming, and it's unclear how seriously Chief Executive David Tran is considering a move.
But Tran has invited potential suitors to tour the factory in Irwindale. The idea of poaching the hot sauce has inflamed politicians' imaginations across the country, especially in Texas, where officials are crowing over the news that Toyota will move its Torrance headquarters and thousands of jobs to Plano, outside Dallas. Later this month, Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba, a Republican, will lead a delegation from Texas to visit the Sriracha plant and make their case.
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I love their hot sauce
BTW their sauce is HOT man
I recently had straight soy sauce on eggs while they were being fried, and a crust of good bread to dunk in the yolk.
Some Vietnamese guy showed me.
Of course the LA Times doesn’t mention it, but many of the commenters (often better than the articles in many cases) mention: 1) that the vast majority of complaints against Huy Fong Foods come from 4 politically connected families. They also allude to payments to politicians and their groups that Huy Fung has been forced to make in the past.
Are there other sources on this corruption and pay-off theme?
How come nobody has mentioned that these liberals in city government are a bunch of racists who want to drive away a successful Vietnamese man and his business?
I mean, fair is fair, right?
During the entire 30 years of operation in their previous location they got ZERO complaints.
Now that they have opened a facility in Irwindale in a short time they got FOUR complaints, the first of which was was initiated by the son by the son of a member of the City Council.
Three members of the city council are now under investigation.
Irwindale has every indication of being a second “Bell” California.
Sounds like the company told the city to get bent, we ain't paying you guys any more money.
You have to be friggin' crazy to do business in CA. Google and all those other tech giants only survive because they grease the palms of the leftists.
Linking another thread if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:
The agency said just four households have made about two-thirds of
the approximately 70 complaints they’ve received.
Apparently the purported fix is some type of air filtration system
The complaints all seem to come from 4 families. That said, I could see how hot sauce production in a neighborhood could be troublesome. Who was there first? Because if you move into an area with a factory, I figure that’s your problem. If a factory suddenly builds in your backyard (and coming from a community where the “village” zoning board was totally corrupt) I understand how folks would not like that.
The company can move to Torrance..The Toyota complex will be available soon..
“California’s latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs.”
Caught my attention because I had eggs with this sauce mixed in them for a breakfast omlet this morning. I first tried a couple of months ago when I had intended to use salsa but discovered I had run out. I always see this sauce at Chinese buffets and did not know its use with eggs was common. The idea that it tastes good on eggs is an opinion, but I do agree with it.
When I last lived in Maryland, I worked in Hunt Valley not far from the McCormicks plant and especially close to their Flavor division plant. When you were outside you could always tell what they were making that day. Some days it was cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla or almond extract oh how nice and pleasant. Other days it was garlic, onion powder and curry powder well not so nice (not in high concentrations that is). Then there was the taco seasoning days .boy Im hungry for a taco right now. LOL!
I also worked in East Baltimore right across the road from the Red Star Yeast plant. One might think that the smell of yeast would remind one of freshly baked homemade bread. No. No. It doesnt. Especially on the very hot humid days; Id get out of my car and all of a sudden it was if a big slimy ball of wet and overly fermented yeast along with the contents of a thousand dumpsters were lodged in the back of my throat. On some days the smell was so bad it gave me a headache and made me sick to my stomach, but then again, unlike a lot of my co-workers, I seemed particularly sensitive to it. But it was no big deal after I went inside my building.
Of course there are the stories I could tell about the Dominos sugar plant. I knew several people who were inside and they told me that it smelled like dumpster on a hot August day and that they never looked at processed sugar quite the same afterward. < 0
Growing up in South Baltimore depending on the wind and weather conditions, I also could smell the harbor, the oil and gas tank farms and on some days the Bethlehem Steel plant and what was once the Natty Bo and later the Carling beer brewery plant. And no, breweries do not smell anything like the finished product.
Where I live now in York PA, some days if the wind is right, I smell the paper plant way over in Hanover - it smells like way over cooked and now very rotten broccoli not pleasant but then I dont smell it that often.
And then there is my drive through rural Lancaster County back and forth to work. Yes, the scenery is beautiful but especially at this time of year when the farmers are spreading cow and chicken manure on their fields, sometimes the stench is nearly overwhelming. OK, cow manure isnt so bad in and of itself and Ive gotten used to it even when it wafts into my office, but somehow I cant help but think of the Lancaster Tourism Board saying Come Visit Lancaster County Yes The Whole Place Smells Like A Giant Cows A$$ But Weve Got The Amish”. LOL!
The bottom line however is that no matter where you live or work, youre going to smell something. But Id personally rather smell the smell of manufacturing and farming, the smell of hard working people going to work than and producing than I would the stench of the homeless and the jobless, the stench of unproductive classes pissing along the sidewalks and in public parks and parking garages. Just saying.
There are no odors here, even with farm animals nearby. The concentrated stench comes from keeping them in close quarters. These have ample pasture.
The only remotely unwelcome thing is hearing jets descending to the airport on odd occasion, but that’s only when weather conditions dictate. They only descend audibly overhead when bad weather’s around. Not exactly earth-shattering noise even then, just an audible, whistling drone. If I were closer in, it might be obnoxious but I’m almost fifteen miles away from the airport.
Sriracha Garlic Bread---Whisk Sriracha, minced garlic,
and melted butter; brush over cut sides of bread.
Sprinkle with Parm; and broil until toasted.