Huy Fong Inc.'s Sriracha hot sauce is a pantry staple in many kitchens, being a versatile condiment that can pair its piquant and fiery brand with practically any meal. But sadly, fans may have to look elsewhere for a replacement sauce for the time being.
The company has said that due to chili pepper shortages, it will be halting production of its signature Sriracha hot chili sauce as well as its Chili Garlic and Sambal Oelek products, and will not accept any new orders placed before September. Any orders placed before Labor Day would be fulfilled in the subsequent fall season, due to lack of inventory.
"We are still endeavoring to resolve this issue that has been caused by several spiraling events, including unexpected crop failure from the spring chili harvest," Huy Fong Inc. shared in a statement. "We hope for a fruitful fall season and thank our customers for their patience and continued support during this difficult time," they continued.
In light of the unfortunate news, some folks have begun hoarding the current supplies of Huy Fong Inc.'s Sriracha, worried about the uncertain future of their favorite condiment.
The ambiguity of Sriracha's future could leave fans with no other choice but to find a replacement hot sauce in the meantime.