Earth Faces a Sriracha Shortage as Chili Supplies are Scarce

Spice lovers are warned.
FILE PHOTO: Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is bottled at the Huy Fong Foods plant on May 14, 2014 in Irwindale, California.
Photo/s: David Mcnew, Getty Images via Agence France-Presse

A severe shortage of chillies in the world has forced Huy Fong Foods to suspend production of its sriracha, sambal oelek and chili garlic sauces, the condiments maker said in a notice to customers.

California-based Huy Fong, which makes the sriracha sauce in the familiar fat bottle with a green nozzle and a rooster logo said weather conditions hit the quality of chilies, causing the shortfall.

Orders submitted on or After April 19 will be scheduled by Sept. 6, Labor Day in the U.S., Huy Fong said.


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Bloomberg News verified the notice from Huy Fong Foods, which had been circulating on the web since early this week.

Chili and its derivative condiments is the latest consumer product to be in short supply in recent weeks. Fast food chains around the world are rationing french fries and mashed potatoes in smaller portions due to a potato shipping issue. In the Philippines, Mary Grace cafe ensymadas were in short supply while Randy's Donuts halted sales due to a wheat shortage.

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