Spicy Foods

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Do you treat recipe ingredients like they’re part of a magic spell? If so, then these hot sauces may appeal to you. The Chilli Alchemist Hot Sauces line features seven different spicy concoctions (Anise, Elixir Orientem, Purus, The Philosopher’s Dew, The Smoke Potion, and Urna Liquorum) that come in glass apothecary-style bottles that are hand-corked and wax-sealed. They look like something you’d see in Snape’s supply room.

You can use the potions as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, or marinade. And hey, even if you forget about the hot sauces after you purchase them, the bottles will look nice on your kitchen counter.

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These pepper shaped gummy candies may look like a sweet treat, but take a bite and you might be surprised. Made in the shape of jalapeño, habanero and ghost peppers, they pack a spicy punch that’s similar to the real thing. From the product page:

Each pack includes three pepper-shaped gummies infused with actual jalapeño, habanero, or ghost pepper spices. But don’t fear that these treats are all heat and no sweet! The delicious flavors of green apple (jalapeño), orange (habanero), and cherry (ghost pepper) are well-balanced in each and every bite.

You can buy these spicy treats in packs of three with one of each flavor so you can see how they stack up against the real deal.

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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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Over in Copenhagen last week, roughly 1,000 people came together to collectively torture their taste buds for a fun video. Each person was given an individually wrapped ghost pepper (which is roughly 100 times hotter than a jalapeño), and they all chomped down at the exact same time. The result, as you’ll see, is rather entertaining.

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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)

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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!

Product Page ($4.99 via Cool Material)

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Pouring out seasoning and hot sauce to make a spicy rub? Before you blend them all together, why not do what Jake did and turn the ingredients into Boba Fett’s helmet? It looks like the iconic character from Star Wars is rocking some minced garlic, black pepper, and the oh so important sriracha. Spicy bounty hunters are my favorite.

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Quick heads up: If you plan on inviting a certain Sith lord over for dinner, you should know that he has a thing for pepper. If you run out, he may find your lack of pepper… disturbing. So make sure to stock up on plenty of the spicy stuff by getting this Darth Vader pepper shaker.

Naturally, every Sith lord needs a good minion, so the set comes complete with a companion Stormtrooper saltshaker.

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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)

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There’s a reason why it feels like your mouth is on fire when you eat something spicy, and Rose Eveleth has the explanation. It all has to do with how our brains perceive spice that cause it to think that your mouth really and truly is on fire. It’s science!

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