You can probably stop stockpiling Sriracha now

You can probably stop stockpiling Sriracha now

(Image: Memphis CVB/Flickr) (Image: Memphis CVB/Flickr)
 

If it weren’t for all the official court documents, we might be tempted to think that the past year’s Sriracha-related legal drama was one big, deftly executed public-relations stunt. The possibility of losing access to rooster sauce brought thousands of closet chili lovers out of the woodwork and onto the internet, where they weren’t shy about communicating their fears, some more hyperbolically than others. Now they can rest easy. The Associated Press reports that Irwindale, the town where the chili sauce is manufactured, has agreed to drop its lawsuit (and related public-nuisance declaration) against Sriracha producer Huy Fong Foods. In return, Huy Fong owner David Tran reportedly agreed to address any continuing air-quality issues once the annual chili harvest begins in August. So, the international Sriracha supply appears to be safe for now, which everyone should be happy to hear. Well, maybe not everyone.