Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods plant making waves

Huy Fong Foods, makers of the venerable Sriracha Sauce – also called “Rooster Sauce” because of the iconic Rooster on the plastic squeeze bottle, are making the news at their brand new Irwindale, CA plant. Odors are causing an uproar in the community.

Sriracha new 9oz bottles

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Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods new plant making a stink in Irwindale CA

Exclusive video from CBS This Morning gives us a glimpse into the new Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory, as well as some rare conversation with the shy and modest owner and founder, David Tran.

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Sriracha The Movie Trailer

Sriracha – a documentary film by Griffin Hammond

CBS News asked filmmaker Griffin Hammond to create a trailer for his upcoming documentary, Sriracha, as they are planning a story about it. Pretty exciting stuff. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more about Hammond’s Sriracha film as the release date nears (nothing firm yet).

The First Trailer

We first reported about Hammond’s Sriracha Movie – Trip to Thailand back in Aug 2013, where you can catch up on the background.

Official website: Sriracha – a documentary film by Griffin Hammond.

Sriracha Documentary update – Trip to Thailand video

Sriracha – A Documentary by Griffin Hammond just wrapped up a trip to Thailand for some filming. Funded on Kickstarter, Griffin’s efforts raised over $21,000 dollars to help make this landmark documentary about America’s favorite Thai hot sauce.


The Sriracha Documentary goes to Thailand for filming

Check out this short video Griffin made of his recent trip to Thailand to get some footage for his Sriracha documentary.

The story of Sriracha

It’s been named “Ingredient of the Year” by Bon Appetit, “best-tasting hot sauce,” according to Cooks Illustrated, and in 2012, Huy Fong Foods sold 20 million bottles of Sriracha! That’s 100 million pounds of chiles!

But even with its cult following—recipes, t-shirts, tattoos—most fans don’t know the origin story of this Thai flavor, or recognize David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing Sriracha in the U.S.

David Tran of Huy Fong Sriracha

David Tran, founder of Huy Fong Foods, fled Vietnam as a refugee in 1978. After 30 years of producing Sriracha chili sauce in Los Angeles, he’s altered the history of American cuisine.

This short documentary (approximately 30 minutes) finally reveals the story of Sriracha—where it comes from, how it’s made, and the people who love it.

70,000 bottles made each day at Huy Fong Foods

Over 70,000 bottles of Sriracha are made each day at Huy Fong Foods in California.

About the film: It’s an anthem for Sriracha lovers! Detailing the fascinating origins of this beloved hot sauce, and the people who love it.

“This is the most monumental, important and exciting piece of food news you will read today.”Chicagoist

“There’s Going To Be A Sriracha Movie!”The Huffington Post

Randy Clemens and Jet Tila

Featured in the film: Randy Clemens, author of “The Sriracha Cookbook,” and chef Jet Tila, Thai Culinary Ambassador to America.

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