Get ready for sriracha resellers gouging you for a fix. Huy Fung Foods, makers of the classic Sriracha you know and love, was forced to suspend production due to a chili pepper shortage. From Bloomberg:
"Unfortunately, we can confirm that there is an unprecedented shortage of our products," the company said in a statement.
"We are still endeavoring to resolve this issue that has been caused by several spiraling events, including unexpected crop failure from the spring chili harvest. We hope for a fruitful fall season and thank our customers for their patience and continued support during this difficult time."
What appears to be a letter from the company to buyers of the products, dating back to April this year, recently came to light online, blaming "weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers" for a production halt.