Sriracha is produced by Huy Foods in Southern California and after a shortage of the popular condiment appeared last year due to drought conditions in Mexico it looks like the same thing is happening after a successful restocking last fall. The product is made from red jalapeño peppers from down south and the company says there is an “unprecedented inventory shortage” and has no idea when this will be resolved.
Store shelves have been emptied and some retailers are actually rationing the number of bottles that customers can purchase. Sriracha is a must-have condiment for Vietnamese Pho as well as other Asian dishes and its combination of red peppers, vinegar, salt, and garlic has become a go-to standard. The company goes on to say “At this time, we have no estimations of when supply will increase” as they work to avoid future shortages, so if you see some at your local store it might be a good idea to grab some if you can.
Source: USA Today