Breaking spicy news, folks! According to a GrubGrade reader, a new Sriracha Menu is being tested at Taco Bell in the Kansas City metro area. The test menu featured a number of unique dishes, including the Sriracha Beef Griller, the Sriracha Grande Scrambler (breakfast item) and a few other tasty dishes that utilized “Sriracha Crema.” Yum!
Here’s what the GrubGrade reader said about the menu:
I stopped by and got a sriracha loaded griller for $1.29. They also had sriracha nachos for $2.49 and a quesarito for $2.29. The sriracha was hard to see in the griller so I couldn’t tell what kind of consistency it had. It didn’t taste anything like traditional sriracha and had a distinctive vinegary taste as well. But it was the spiciest item I’ve had from Taco Bell in recent memory.
(via Grub Grade)
Love Sriracha? Well, if you’re a fan like me, then you know the spicy stuff can go on just about anything. But, for those foods that are better off not covered in sauce (like… ice cream? Wait, that actually sounds good), or if you’re looking to make a fun spicy rub, then you should definitely pick up these flavored Sriracha Spicy Seasonings. They come with four unique flavors: the Sriracha Chili Dust (the original flavor), the Smoked Ghost Chili Sriracha (pretty hot), the Moruga Scorpion Chili Sriracha (yeah, really really hot) and the Carolina Reaper Sriracha (Oh my God it’s like napalm in my mouth!).
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Turn up the heat and put on a bright and spicy Sriracha hooded sweatshirt. This officially licensed product from ThinkGeek features the familiar logo, and it has a green hood to match the hot sauce’s green cap. The only sad part about this hoodie? Sriracha won’t come out when you squeeze the wearer.
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Show the world just how much you love the spicy goodness that is Sriracha hot sauce with this trucker hat. It’s a six-panel hat that’s fully adjustable and features a patch with the Sriracha logo on the front.
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The potential for a widespread Sriracha shortage has been avoided now that the city of Irwindale, California has dropped its lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods and company CEO David Tran. The problems came to a head earlier this year when the factory was declared a public nuisance after residents complained about the smell causing health issues.
The city gave them six months to clean up their act, and although they said nothing was wrong with the air quality, they did install a new air filtration system inside the factory.
On Tuesday, City Manager John Davidson, Mayor Mark Breceda, Councilman Julian Miranda and two reps from Gov. Jerry Brown’s office toured the factory. On Wednesday the Irwindale City Council voted to drop the lawsuit, saying that keeping the people of Irwindale who work there gainfully employed is a priority. Huy Fong Foods can breath easy now that they’ve been granted a reprieve and the Sriracha-loving masses can continue to burn their tastebuds.
(The LA Times via Geekosystem/ Image via cookbookman17)
Need more sriracha in your life? Of course you do. You can now try a new mix of the spicy sauce from Tabasco. They’ve developed their own take on the fiery condiment, and it seems to only be available on their website in a 15oz bottle. They are undoubtedly trying to capitalize on the popularity of the sauce, and the troubles Huy Fong is having with keeping their factory in Irwindale, California open. According to Cool Material, the Tabasco sriracha is a limited edition product and “packs the classic sweet, tangy, spicy, and garlicky taste of a good sriracha.” I’d try it!
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Sure, sriracha is spicy, but is it as fiery as Targaryen hot sauce? This shirt imagines a sauce forged from fire and blood in the heart of Westeros in Game of Thrones. They advertise that Targaryen hot sauce is like wildfire for your mouth, and if that’s the case, it would best to use it in very small doses.
I think Daenerys should consider condiment production as a back-up plan in case she isn’t able to win the Iron Throne.
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The embattled Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California has been officially declared a public nuisance by the Irwindale City Council. This comes after residents complained and the South Coast Air Quality Management District was called in to assess the matter.
Don’t panic and start stockpiling your sriracha just yet. The installation of a new carbon filtration system is expected to help and Huy Fong Foods has until June 1st before the public nuisance order takes effect.
(LA Times via io9/ Image via cookbookman17)
Sriracha fans (did I say fans? I meant addicts) will be happy to know that Sriracha-flavored Pringles are now available exclusively at Walmart.
In case you were wondering, the chips do actually contain hot sauce. The tail end of the ingredients list is as follows:
Contains 2% Or Less of Salt, Sugar, Sodium Diacetate, Rice Flour, Garlic Powder, Dextrose, Monosodium Glutamate, Hot Sauce (Red Peppers, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic), Citric Acid, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Chili Pepper, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Malic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar, Paprika Extract (Color), Red 40 Lake.
Yum… Disodium Guanylate. I don’t know what it is. But it sounds tasty!
(Consumerist via The Impulsive Buy)
Sriracha is delicious. Period. But if you’re one of those inquisitive types and you just have to know why that delicious rooster sauce is so good, then you’ll have to check out this new video from Kirk Zamieroski’s YouTube series Reactions. Zamieroski is with the American Chemical Society, and he knows science. Like a lot of science. Case in point, in this Sriracha-themed video, he breaks down what makes the sauce so spicy on a molecular level. Turns out, it has something to do with capsaicinoids. I have no idea what those are, but they sound delicious.
Check out the video after the break…
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