What Are the Ingredients in Sriracha That Fire Up Our Crazy Love for It?

Sriracha is one of the most popular condiments of our time. We put it on everything – on our pizza, our hot dogs and our eggs. Why is it we can’t get enough of this Thai chili sauce made by California-based Huy Fong Foods?

It has everything to do with the sauce’s balance of flavors and ingredients. So what’s in Sriracha exactly? It starts with red jalapeño chile peppers, add some garlic, a dash of sugar, salt and vinegar. But where’s the magic? Wired released an interesting informational video that reveals how the various ingredients affect our senses and our brains, and why we end up loving the sauce so very much.

Do you like Sriracha as much as we do?

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