INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Things You Should Know About Sriracha

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Infographic by Nadia Afghani/OC Weekly
There are few hot sauces with a (well-deserved) cult following, such as those who love that familiar burn of Rooster Sauce in that plastic bottle with the green top.

And in order to properly celebrate today's release of The Sriracha Cookbook, we've put together a nifty infographic with the help of artist Nadia Afghani.

After the jump: 10 things every lover of Sriracha should know about the hot sauce.

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Cecil Hayduke
Cecil Hayduke

eh. Tran didn't invent it and the stuff with the green top is jalapeno sauce, not sriracha, which is made with Thai chiles. Try one made in Thailand and you'll see.

Also, sir-rotch-ah is an inaccurate transliteration of how the place in Thailand is actually pronounced. Besides that, I'm sure something on that poster is correct.

dfggfgf
dfggfgf

I think they meant to say: "clearly proving its popularity" — not "barely".

Bonafidetom
Bonafidetom

if you want to try a great hot sauce...California Habanero Blends~ Garlic Key Lime...if you can get your hands on a bottle of that...its like liquid GOLD...

Hector
Hector

Sriracha is good, but Cholula is still better!

Clancy
Clancy

The red letters in this infographic give me a MASSIVE headache. They're jumping off the screen and appear blurry as well. Anyone else?

briansays
briansays

one thing i knowif i use too much i get the cramps and the runs

tbplayer
tbplayer

It's also a great immigrant to America success story. It's more than just another hot sauce, it's practically a staple.

Life, The Game of -1 ea.
Life, The Game of -1 ea.

They're proud of not adding water, but the second ingredient (in a hot sauce, no less) is sugar, a poison that will make many of you miserable at a relatively young age. Read “Sugar Blues" or other widely available books on the subject to understand why you're overweight, have trouble concentrating at certain times of the day, feel inappropriately tired after meals, and are in the process of developing the symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, ....

Ten years from now, will you be the one who says, “Thank God I discovered the impact of sugar and other refined carbs while I was still young enough to do something”? Of course, not! I mean, you’re not dumb enough to listen to some babbling idiot on an alternative-newspaper Web site, are you? Well, R U, punk?

Sriracha Cookbook
Sriracha Cookbook

The wonderful book they mention has all that information in it ;-)

Mr. Rosewater
Mr. Rosewater

That does sound awfully good. Where, Bona (heh, heh), can one acquire such deliciousness, besides "California," obviously?

Jeff
Jeff

VALENTINA BITCHES!!!!

Mr. Rosewater
Mr. Rosewater

I also have had too much: I've got the cramps and the runs to prove it.

OhPlease
OhPlease

Let me guess - you also "suffer" from celiac, fibromyalgia, and any other trendy frau disease you've heard about on "Oprah."

jw
jw

I'm American. The sugar in Sriracha is the least of my dietary concerns.

sucrose
sucrose

By "babbling idiot," are you referring to the author or to yourself?

Ego
Ego

VIVA!!

Roxychica28282
Roxychica28282

Celiac disease is very real and can cause malnutrition and increased rates of colon cancer. When people with this disease consume gluten (wheat, barley or rye) their intestines lack the ability to digest it thus causing an inflammatory response which permanently damages the intestinal lining eventually preventing any and all nutrients he/she consumes from being absorbed into their body. Without these nutrients their cells with begin to die leading to malnutrition and death. As for fibromyalgia it is basically another term for chronic pain which is often caused by poor diet and lack of exercise.

Do a little research the next time some BS pops into your head and you decide to post it. It will make you a much smarter person.

Stevep
Stevep

What? It clearly states that not only did Sriracha exist long before David Tran made his abortion, but mass marketed bottled versions existed before he bottled and marketed his crap. Can you even read?

dreprince
dreprince

It's misleading as he really didn't create the sauce. He created Huy Fong Rooster Sri Racha sauce. He made it popular in the US. I'm not knocking it, I happen to love it. It just seems wrong to have huyfong.com as your only reference source. If you want to try something different, try Shark Brand.

WendysBurgers
WendysBurgers

I'm not taking sides here, but if you had some semblance of reading comprehension you'd realize that "Life, the Game of -1" truly WAS referring to himself. Wasn't an attack on the author of the article at all, if anything he was bagging on Sriracha for adding so much sugar to their product.

His intention was, I suppose, asking if in 10 years you would still be writing him off as a babbling idiot. You're basically proving his point.

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