If you enjoy the spicer things in life then you’ve almost certainly made your way through a bottle or two of Huy Fong Foods’ popular Sriracha hot sauce. You also understand why Sriracha has earned and maintained a top spot in the hearts (or mouths) of the public for years now. Sriracha is a common addition to everything from pho and ramen to sandwiches and morning eggs, this one-of-a-kind spicy sauce can be added to literally anything, so the current national Sriracha shortage has left a culinary void for those who crave a splash of that familiar scorch.
Much to the dismay of fans, the producers of Sriracha last year announced a supply shortage of this cult-favorite hot sauce, and limited inventory appears to be ongoing in 2023, though perhaps not to the same extent. The shortage is due to a particularly meager spring harvest of chili peppers used in making the Thai-inspired condiment, Huy Fong told CBS in April.
Sriracha and Sambal Oelek rations have become depleted on store shelves and on online retailers. While the great Sriracha shortage is still ongoing, there are a plethora of exciting substitutes out there that can deliver mouth-watering flavor to saddened Sriracha lovers.
From knockoff Srirachas to spins on the original and even a few similar-but-different condiments to try on your soups, sandwiches and stir-fries, these are the best Sriracha substitutes for when you can’t have the real thing.
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