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Inside The Sriracha Motherland

Inside The Sriracha Motherland

Who would have thought that the remedy for a hot day would involve eating sriracha ice cream amongst an endless supply of freshly picked chili peppers?

Last weekend, a few members of our team were thrilled to be a part of the Huy Fong Foods Chili Grinding Open House at the company’s factory and headquarters in Irwindale, California. This second annual open house season marks 35 spicy years of Sriracha sauce perfection. In celebration, the Huy Fong Foods team welcomes guests to experience first-hand how Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is created, from pepper delivery and grinding, to creating and bottling the sauce.

Event Highlights include:

  1. Touring the factory to see how the magic is made.
  2. Meeting the man himself, David Tran, Founder and CEO of Huy Fong Foods, and his amazing team.
  3. Sriracha-snack tasting including an assortment of Pop Gourmet goodies, Country Archer Jerky and Sriracha Soft Serve ice cream!

Even if you don't love sriracha(but why wouldn’t you?!), visiting Huy Fong Foods is simply inspiring. The story of the company and the genius behind its success is a tale of the American Dream, yet, the team exudes an energy that’s just as humble as how we imagine it all began.

Authenticity, passion and pride seem to stem from the top. Tran, who is frequently found styled in sriracha gear from head-to-toe, graciously posed for hundreds of photos with fans, and was seen throughout the day autographing customer purchases from The Rooster Room, the company’s well-loved gift shop. 

Overall, we had a blast and will definitely be back for more spicy shenanigans next year. Scroll down for more event photos.

Did you attend the event? Comment below to let us know what you thought!

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For more information on tours throughout the year visit Huy Fong Factory Tours.




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