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Bottles of Huy Fong brand Sriracha chili sauce are seen for sale at a grocery store in Los Angeles, California, October 30, 2013.
The Sriracha hot sauce, made in the SoCal city of Irwindale, has become the spicy condiment de jour.
There’s Lay’s Sriracha flavored chips, and many foodies swear by the homemade concoction of the Sriracha Mayo. Trader Joe’s has its version of the popular Thai hot sauce, and recently, the company behind Tabasco has quietly rolled out its own rendition.
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but will these Sriracha “knockoffs” catch on with true fans? If Sriracha isn’t your thing, what’s your go-to hot sauce for a bit of extra heat?
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Vic Clinco, contributing writer for Chile Pepper Magazine; owner of the largest privately owned hot sauce collection in the world with over 6,500 bottles