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Climate Change Takes a Swipe at One of the World’s Most Popular Condiments: Sriracha
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Climate Change Takes a Swipe at One of the World’s Most Popular Condiments: Sriracha

If you’re a fan of “exotic” spicy condiments, you’ll want to sit down.

It will mark the next major shortage since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. It started with toilet paper running out, but I didn’t care because I didn’t wipe my ass. After that, the flour ran out, and I was unfazed since I don’t bake. However, the Sriracha is now running out.

California-based Huy Fong Foods Inc., the makers of one of the world’s most popular spicy condiments, is confirming that due to supply constraints, customers will soon see (if they haven’t already) empty shelves where sriracha bottles once lived.

Company officials recently wrote buyers to let them know that recent weather conditions have adversely affected pepper quality, causing a “severe” pepper shortage.

Huy Fong Foods Inc. sources its peppers from farms across Mexico, New Mexico, and California. These regions have been experiencing increasing temperatures and droughts, which have left crops failing or producing low-quality products.

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The company expects to fulfill orders from April onwards in September. It leaves many Sriracha fans wondering what life will be like for the next few months.

If you or someone you know is experiencing Sriracha withdrawal, try using ketchup. It’s basically the same thing, right?

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