If you like to add a little spice to your food, you may want to stock up on this popular condiment while you can.
If you're a fan of Sriracha sauce, you may want to stock up if your local grocery store still has stock on the shelves.
The famous hot sauce is in short supply due to a shortage of chili peppers, and there's no telling how long it will be before grocery store shelves are fully restocked.
Huy Fong Foods, the California-based company that produces Sriracha, said the shortage is due to weather conditions that have limited the supply of chili peppers.
The company did not elaborate on the specific chili pepper varieties affected, but reports indicated they likely get much of their ingredient supply from southern California and Mexico which has had many crops disrupted by weather conditions.
On April 19, Huy Fong Foods sent a letter to its customers informing them of a shortage of sriracha sauce. The company said that any orders placed after April 19 would not be fulfilled until after Labor Day. They also said that they would not accept any new orders before September.
The company says it is working to resolve the issue, but in the meantime, fans of Sriracha will have to make do with other hot sauces. Huy Fong Foods has reassured its customers that there is no need to panic, and that the sauce will be back on shelves soon.
So if you're planning on making any dishes that require Sriracha in the coming days or weeks, you might want to take a detour to your local grocery store while there's still time.
How is the stock of sriracha in your local grocery store?
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