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Los Angeles restaurant offers free Vietnamese food in exchange for Sriracha amid chili shortage

  • Los Angeles-based Vietnamese restaurant Bé Ù is offering some of their menu items for free in exchange for unopened bottles of Sriracha.
  • Customers will have the option of “free banh mi, popcorn chicken, or order of summer rolls” if they bring in a 28 ounce bottle; half off will be given to those who bring in a 17 ounce bottle.
  • “We go through about 312 bottles a year or so any little bit helps. Thank you FAM!!!” wrote the Vietnamese street food restaurant on their Instagram account.
  • Huy Fong Foods, the company that makes Sriracha, initially announced in an email on April 19 that they were facing “a more severe shortage of chili” compared to the beginning of the pandemic in July 2020.
  • The California-based company released another statement this month explaining weather conditions had affected the quality of chili peppers, creating a further shortage of the signature chili sauce.

Los Angeles-based Vietnamese restaurant Bé Ù is offering some of their menu items for free in exchange for unopened bottles of Sriracha.

Along with photos of the iconic green-capped Sriracha bottle and an NPR news headline stating a “nationwide” shortage due to climate change, the Vietnamese street food restaurant called on locals via Instagram to help. 

Sriracha shortage linked to weather conditions and drought

Nearly two months after informing customers of a months-long shortage in its products, Huy Fong Foods has shed light on the weather issues causing the problem.

In an April 19 email, the California-based company announced that they are facing “a more severe shortage of chili” compared to a similar situation in July 2020. As a result, all orders placed on or after April 19 will be scheduled after Labor Day (Sept. 6) in the order they were received.

Huy Fong Foods suspends production of sriracha, sambal oelek due to ‘severe’ chili shortage

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  • Weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers have forced Huy Fong Foods to suspend sales of its products, including its famous sriracha sauce.
  • In an email to customers on April 19, the California-based company said they are facing “a more severe shortage of chili” compared to a similar situation in July 2020.
  • As a result, all orders placed on or after April 19 will be scheduled after Sept. 6 in the order they were received.
  • One restaurant that relies on the company’s sriracha said it may not offer the sauce as a free condiment.
  • The news places chili peppers among the list of foods and/or products that are currently in shortage, most notably baby formula.

Weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers have forced California-based Huy Fong Foods to suspend sales and production of its famous sriracha sauce, the company has announced.

In an April 19 email that only recently made its rounds in the media, Huy Fong Foods informed customers that they are facing “a more severe shortage of chili” compared to a similar situation in July 2020. As a result, all orders placed on or after April 19 will be scheduled after Labor Day (Sept. 6) in the order they were received.

Company Creates CBD-Sriracha Sauce for Lunar New Year

Potli, a company that offers CBD-infused food and cooking essentials, is releasing fast-acting cannabis-infused Sriracha as part of its Lunar New Year exclusive offer.

The company’s cannabis-infused Sriracha aims to elevate the consumer’s next meal thanks to its fast-acting properties, which are all achieved by the nano-emulsified THC that makes the absorption quicker and more efficient, according to Food Beast.

Walmart is Now Selling a Sriracha Gift Basket for $15

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Those whose meals are practically incomplete without the kick of Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha sauce will be thrilled to learn that Walmart is selling a Sriracha gift set beginning next month.

The Sriracha Ramen Noodle Gift Set includes a bottle of the iconic rooster sauce, a few packages of instant ramen, an oversized mug with the condiment’s logo, a ceramic spoon with the image of a rooster and a pair of green chopsticks held together by a rooster plug.

Sriracha Must Pay $23.3 Million to Jalapeño Pepper Farmer

Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the widely popular Sriracha hot sauce, has been ordered by a California jury to pay its former jalapeño pepper supplier $23.3 million in relation to the abrupt dissolution of their working relationship.

On Wednesday, the Ventura County civil court jury penalized the Irwindale-based company for breaking its contract with local firm Underwood Ranches and committing fraud by “misrepresentation and concealing information,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

Why ‘Made By Refugee’ Stickers Are Appearing on Goods All Over New York

In a bid to remind New Yorkers where they usually get their favorite things, a creative duo decided to go to different New York boroughs to place “made by refugee” stickers on goods that are originally non-American.

Both based in Queens, New York, photographer Kien Quan and partner Jillian Young plastered the stickers on a variety of items ranging from copies of the Bible to bottles of Sriracha chili sauce. Their project was also documented on video to further increase awareness, DNAinfo reports.

How a Vietnamese Refugee Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Sriracha Empire

After arriving in the United States, one Vietnamese refugee went on to create one of the most beloved hot chili sauces, easily recognizable by the white rooster imprinted on today’s famous red and green bottle.

David Tran, 71, began making his chili sauce called Pepper Sa-te in Vietnam in 1975. Back then, he bottled his chili in recycled baby food glass jars then sold and delivered his product by bicycle.

Sriracha Just Gave You a Reason to Love the Hot Sauce Even More

The world’s most beloved hot sauce is now available in portable, to-go form.

That’s right, Sriracha now exists in packets. So long are the days of packing a bulky bottle of Sriracha sauce in your purse or lunch bags. The hot sauce packets are currently being sold online on the website Sriracha2go. They can be bought in a 50-pack for $14.00 or a 200-pack for $34.99. Unfortunately, the company only ships within the United States.