Sriracha is practically everywhere when it comes to choosing a spicy sauce goo to star in your refrigerator side door. It’s a hot sauce or a chili sauce made from a paste composed of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, sugar, garlic, and salt. It’s named after the city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province on the coast of eastern Thailand. There, it is likely to have been made for dishes served at the local seafood eateries.
It’s one of, if not the most, flavorful commercial hot sauce in the world, with its only draw back being its popularity with smug San Fransisco Bay hipsters. But it’s a super versatile Thai-style condiment used in just about everything these days. Even automotive maintenance.
Huy Fong, the people who make Sriracha, are so serious about spiciness that their neighbors in the California town where they manufacture the stuff had to petition for a local ordinance as everyone was getting their lungs spiced up from the constant cloud of hot sauciness that was perennially in the air.
Since then, the brand’s spicy fame has only grown.
Now, Huy Fong has released a spanking new line of Sriracha-based seasoning sticks that will add this spicy flavor from Thailand to all of your favorite meat dishes.
The sticks are solid when packaged, but when exposed to cooking sauces, liquefy and dissolve into whatever you’re preparing.
While it may seem a dubious innovation, the true purpose of the sticky-like new form is probably more about safety. Spiciness safety experts have surmised that children all over the world are likely spiking their sibling’s food with Sriracha bottle sauce creating a silent international crisis at kid tables and school cafeterias everywhere.