I had mentioned last year that McIlhenny Co., makers of Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce, were developing their own version of what is undoubtedly the big hot sauce trend of 2014: Sriracha Sauce.
Coming in the midst of the controversy brewing that Huy Fong Foods, the makers of the current numero uno brand of Sriracha (their version is nicknamed “Rooster Sauce”, which I reviewed a few years back) is facing due to complaints of hometown Irwindale, California of its factory producing too much of a pungent odor, McIlhenny is now poised to strike into this booming sub-genre with its TABASCO® Brand Sriracha Thai Chili Sauce.
According to the product page on official TABASCO website:
“TABASCO® Premium Sriracha Sauce is a masterful blend of spicy, sweet and savory flavors, that is authentic to South East Asian cuisine. It is the perfect addition to stir fry, noodles and soups, or to any recipe that calls for the delicious combination of sweet chili and garlic. Gluten, preservative, and fat free, TABASCO® Premium Sriracha Sauce is made of only the highest quality ingredients to create an authentic Thai chili sauce from the Brand who created pepper sauce in 1868. 15 oz. plastic bottle.”
The debut of Tabasco’s Sriracha Sauce has been an extremely low-key one, prompting many to speculate what is behind this “quiet” roll-out of the product. Even if may be a “limited edition”-type of release, you can purchase it through the Tabasco online store for $4.99 plus shipping for a 15-ounce bottle.