A looming shortage of Sriracha is making hot sauce lovers on fire, after the popular condiment maker said it is suspending sales during the summer due to a shortage of hot peppers.
Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc has confirmed that its beloved products, including sriracha hot sauce, chili peppers and sambal oleic, will be affected, according to Bloomberg.
in April E-mail The company described the pepper shortage as “severe” and climate-related. The company sources peppers from various farms in California, New Mexico and Mexico, and said that weather conditions affect the quality of the peppers and increase the shortage of hot peppers.
company E-mail He said all applications submitted after April 19 will be fulfilled after Labor Day.
“Unfortunately, this is out of our control and without this key ingredient we cannot produce any of our products,” the company said.
“We understand that this may cause problems. However, during this time, we will not accept any new orders placed before September as we will not have enough stock to meet your order,” the company added.
High temperatures and historical drought across the western United States have taken a heavy toll on agriculture in California. The US Drought Observatory reported that the entire state was experiencing a “severe drought” as of last week, with the Central Valley facing “extreme drought” conditions.
This news left a burn to Sriracha fans, some on Twitter called ‘Sign of the end of the world’ and others suggest Sriracha saving I was about to start.
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