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(LA Times)   Texas politician invites Huy Fong Foods to move Sriracha manufacturing to his state if California bureaucrats and judges keep getting salty with them   (latimes.com) divider line 85
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2014-01-08 04:19:22 PM  
They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.
 
2014-01-08 04:22:15 PM  
Sriracha is a goddamn national treasure and should be treated as such.
 
2014-01-08 04:30:11 PM  
Move the factory to Houston, if they notice the smell at all, they'll probably say its an improvement.
 
2014-01-08 04:35:01 PM  
i182.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-08 04:43:58 PM  
You know what? I'm just gonna call it "cock sauce" from now on. That's what it is. It's the most artificially hyped flavoring since Olestra.
 
2014-01-08 04:45:35 PM  
Sadly (or not) I have downed so much Sriracha that it isn't hot enough for me anymore. It has great flavor, but I'm dabbling in the scorpion pepper sauce nowadays. The anus has remarked.
 
2014-01-08 04:51:41 PM  

timujin: They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.


When your neighbors want you out, they will keep complaining.
 
2014-01-08 04:52:14 PM  
Salt jokes? Is it even a primary ingredient?
 
2014-01-08 04:56:30 PM  

mcreadyblue: timujin: They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.

When your neighbors want you out, they will keep complaining.


Do you think this is a case of the people in Irwindale wanting Sriracha out or of an actual issue with air quality.  If it's the latter, then resolving the issue should quiet the neighbors.  If it's the former, why weren't there protests during the three years it took them to get the factory built?
 
2014-01-08 05:00:27 PM  
rjakobi

You know what? I'm just gonna call it "cock sauce" from now on. That's what it is. It's the most artificially hyped flavoring since Olestra.


I think I coined the phrase in 2007 on my first business lunch with a company I no longer work for.
 
2014-01-08 05:00:37 PM  
Don't they process within 24 hours of picking? Seems like a TX processing facility would be kinda tough.
 
2014-01-08 05:01:12 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Salt jokes? Is it even a primary ingredient?


Third one listed
 
2014-01-08 05:01:30 PM  

timujin: They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.


You're assuming this has anything to do with that actually happening at the Sriracha plant. This is just another Texas attempt to score political points and sucker other businesses into relocating.


vernonFL: Move the factory to Houston, if they notice the smell at all, they'll probably say its an improvement.


Or El Paso. Went there for work a few months back... checked into the hotel and was overpowered by petroleum stench. Given the hotel's location near the interstate, I assumed there was road work and fresh asphalt was being laid. Woke up the next morning, looked out in the daylight... and sure enough, there was acres and acres of crude oil storage right next to the hotels.

That type of crap just doesn't happen in most other states.
 
2014-01-08 05:05:28 PM  
"Come to Texas. Don't worry, we will let you do whatever you want!"
 
2014-01-08 05:06:58 PM  
i mix sriracha with clamato and lone star beer.

don't laugh.
 
2014-01-08 05:08:23 PM  

clkeagle: You're assuming this has anything to do with that actually happening at the Sriracha plant. This is just another Texas attempt to score political points and sucker other businesses into relocating.


This whole thing is a wonderful confluence of idiotic internet hyperbole, Texas waterhead politicians, and hyperoutraged foodies.

Huy Fong relocated their processing plant from Rosemead to Irwindale. The new processing facility caused air quality problems due to the chilis being processed, which, you know, makes some sense to anyone that's every cut up a whole bunch of hot peppers in their kitchen.

The air quality issues are resolved. The State of California then placed a 30 day hold on shipping due to sanitation issues related to fermented foods, since (as I understand it) it's a vinegar-based sauce, which requires that long to kill harmful bacteria. That hold is now up, and shipping will resume unabated.

So of course, now enter dumbass Texas politician, who thinks that a company that just finished building a new processing facility and working out regulatory kinks that would have gone unnoticed except HAY GUYS LOOK AT THIS NEW SAUCE I JUST DISCOVERED NOW IN 2013!!1! is going to immediately pull up stakes and build yet another new processing plant for fun.
 
2014-01-08 05:09:03 PM  

LemSkroob: "Come to Texas. Don't worry, we will let you do whatever you want!"


*offer not applicable to brown people or poors
 
2014-01-08 05:11:08 PM  
Nope, sriracha is not overhyped.  It's great stuff that goes on everything. More versatile and interesting than pesto or salsa or mustard, more substantial and tastier than Tabasco or soy sauce.

It has saved more than one average meal/snack for me.  It makes mediocre foods taste good but doesn't overpower already-good food, as something like ketchup or an intense hot sauce would.

(Don't care about Texas political posturing or the actual existing plant for that matter; this is all just good publicity for them, of course.)
 
2014-01-08 05:14:15 PM  

Cagey B: LemSkroob: "Come to Texas. Don't worry, we will let you do whatever you want!"
*offer not applicable to brown people or poors


That's not accurate at all. The offer is to let them do whatever they want to the brown people or poors who will work in their relocated business. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the entire point of "Come to Texas."
 
2014-01-08 05:15:14 PM  

vernonFL: Move the factory to Houston, if they notice the smell at all, they'll probably say its an improvement.


maybe Southeast Houston, but it'd get noticed if it were up by the Woodlands, or in the Energy Corridor
 
2014-01-08 05:19:29 PM  

lokis_mentor: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Salt jokes? Is it even a primary ingredient?

Third one listed


OK, but does anyone associate Sriracha with salt?
 
2014-01-08 05:31:44 PM  

Calmamity: Sriracha is a goddamn national treasure and should be treated as such.


Apparently unpopular opinion: shiat is overrated. Come on, it's not like it's ketchup, or bacon, or bacon-flavored ketchup.
/almost typed "ketchup-flavored bacon", but that clearly is a gibberish concept
 
2014-01-08 05:32:35 PM  

LemSkroob: "Come to Texas. Don't worry, we will let you do whatever you want!"


TX is trying to follow the Springfield model of economic development.

 "We'll blow up our dams, destroy forests, anything! If there's a species of animal causing problems, nosing around your camera, we'll have it wiped out."
 
2014-01-08 05:35:29 PM  

Far Cough: Nope, sriracha is not overhyped.  It's great stuff that goes on everything. More versatile and interesting than pesto or salsa or mustard, more substantial and tastier than Tabasco or soy sauce.

It has saved more than one average meal/snack for me.  It makes mediocre foods taste good but doesn't overpower already-good food, as something like ketchup or an intense hot sauce would.

(Don't care about Texas political posturing or the actual existing plant for that matter; this is all just good publicity for them, of course.)


Huh. I can't stand sriracha. It's like watery, badly blended tomato paste. But I like foods so spicy you cough when it hits your mouth and makes your eyes and nose water and your upper lip sweat.

/yeah, Texas can go fark itself. Maybe the company wants employees who can actually read, who aren't taking days off to help their pregnant teens with the babies, and who take better care of their health
 
2014-01-08 05:39:24 PM  
You must hate Tabasco too, then?  I don't think it's significantly hotter than sriracha...  It sounds as if you've elevated to another baseline of Scoville tolerance...

So you don't get the heat; do you not taste the garlic or chili?
 
2014-01-08 05:40:45 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: rjakobi

You know what? I'm just gonna call it "cock sauce" from now on. That's what it is. It's the most artificially hyped flavoring since Olestra.


I think I coined the phrase in 2007 on my first business lunch with a company I no longer work for.



Sorry, but no, no you didn't.
 
2014-01-08 05:41:18 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Calmamity: Sriracha is a goddamn national treasure and should be treated as such.

Apparently unpopular opinion: shiat is overrated. Come on, it's not like it's ketchup, or bacon, or bacon-flavored ketchup.
/almost typed "ketchup-flavored bacon", but that clearly is a gibberish concept

I bet that's something The English Major would like.
 
2014-01-08 05:42:17 PM  
Slow politician is slow.
 
2014-01-08 05:47:11 PM  

clkeagle: timujin: They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.

You're assuming this has anything to do with that actually happening at the Sriracha plant. This is just another Texas attempt to score political points and sucker other businesses into relocating.


vernonFL: Move the factory to Houston, if they notice the smell at all, they'll probably say its an improvement.

Or El Paso. Went there for work a few months back... checked into the hotel and was overpowered by petroleum stench. Given the hotel's location near the interstate, I assumed there was road work and fresh asphalt was being laid. Woke up the next morning, looked out in the daylight... and sure enough, there was acres and acres of crude oil storage right next to the hotels.

That type of crap just doesn't happen in most other states.


They do that to over power the stench of raw sewage and rotting trash that drifts across the river from Juarez.
 
2014-01-08 06:09:53 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: it's not like it's ketchup


Ketchup is a bland, tasteless sauce not fit to grease the axles on my dead grandmother's wheelchair. fark you and your inferior tomato sauce!
 
2014-01-08 06:14:25 PM  
Yeah, that line really confused me too; I mean, is he SERIOUS?  Ketchup's practically the textbook "blah" condiment.  It's primarily for 3-year-olds and bad french fries.

Nobody gets excited about ketchup except John Kerry.
 
2014-01-08 06:17:44 PM  

loonatic112358: Crotchrocket Slim: Calmamity: Sriracha is a goddamn national treasure and should be treated as such.

Apparently unpopular opinion: shiat is overrated. Come on, it's not like it's ketchup, or bacon, or bacon-flavored ketchup.
/almost typed "ketchup-flavored bacon", but that clearly is a gibberish concept
I bet that's something The English Major would like.


Blech. No. Bacon favored mayo? Maybe. Sriracha is delicious.
 
2014-01-08 06:34:50 PM  

Calmamity: Sriracha is a goddamn national treasure and should be treated as such.


Yeah, but who's Sriracha is the national treasure? a trip to any Asian market will lead to far superior  Srirachas than Huy Fong's
 
2014-01-08 06:44:13 PM  
Maybe, and maybe not.

It came in a "strong third" out of ten at  http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/06/taste-test-the-best-sriracha.html
 
2014-01-08 06:52:01 PM  
Ted Cruz can stroke his pathetic little penis and post something stupid on Facebook. Just like Magpul, who have decided that uprooting all their employees and spending millions is a better alternative than living in big bad Colorado.
 
2014-01-08 07:11:52 PM  

Far Cough: Maybe, and maybe not.

It came in a "strong third" out of ten at  http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/06/taste-test-the-best-sriracha.html


Damn you. I just spent the last half hour on that site.
 
2014-01-08 07:16:12 PM  
:)

You're welcome.  It's a great site.  Kenji's kind of like a god, by the way.  A pre-grump Alton Brown with serious chef chops, writing style, and accessibility.
 
2014-01-08 07:30:43 PM  

The English Major: Blech. No. Bacon favored mayo? Maybe. Sriracha is delicious.


wait, what you of all people I never expected to eat Sriracha

does your wife know of this aberration in your personality?
 
2014-01-08 07:31:42 PM  

trotsky: Ted Cruz can stroke his pathetic little penis and post something stupid on Facebook. Just like Magpul, who have decided that uprooting all their employees and spending millions is a better alternative than living in big bad Colorado.


this wasn't the idiot canadian import
 
2014-01-08 07:34:46 PM  
Hey, Texas will take any business that'll create them some (low paying, zero benefit) jerbs.

i202.photobucket.com

And if you and/or your family happen to die a horrible burning death, why do you hate America so much?
 
2014-01-08 07:36:02 PM  

FlashHarry: i mix sriracha with clamato and lone star beer.

don't laugh.


Good idea. I mix it with melted butter and pour over popcorn when I don't want to share with the scoville sensitive woman in my life.
 
2014-01-08 07:50:10 PM  
Move your Business on down to Texass.

Where our workers are dispensable and if things go boom, no worries, because no regulations.

Texass: The head of the Confederacy*

*We will be stuck paying all the other Confederate States bills, as long as no one cuts off the oil pipelines and port access
 
2014-01-08 07:53:21 PM  

timujin: mcreadyblue: timujin: They've been asked to update their air filtration system... something they've already either started or possibly even finished doing.  I don't see why, after having done so, they would move.

When your neighbors want you out, they will keep complaining.

Do you think this is a case of the people in Irwindale wanting Sriracha out or of an actual issue with air quality.  If it's the latter, then resolving the issue should quiet the neighbors.  If it's the former, why weren't there protests during the three years it took them to get the factory built?


Irwindale is a town that produces gravel and asphault, the whole town stinks.  If the air quality was so poor those people, in a primarily industrial area, were complaining, it must have been pretty awful.
 
2014-01-08 08:09:58 PM  

yeegrek: Hey, Texas will take any business that'll create them some (low paying, zero benefit) jerbs.

[i202.photobucket.com image 400x300]

And if you and/or your family happen to die a horrible burning death, why do you hate America so much?


It's almost like "lowest unemployment rate" is a meaningless title without a livabe wage. And the best title a state could earn is "fewest per capita on welfare."

Wait... did they figure that out already? Is that the real reason they are tripping over themselves to eliminate welfare benefits and services?
 
2014-01-08 08:12:31 PM  

loonatic112358: The English Major: Blech. No. Bacon favored mayo? Maybe. Sriracha is delicious.

wait, what you of all people I never expected to eat Sriracha

does your wife know of this aberration in your personality?


First time I tried it we went to this bar/restaurant and it came on the burger (along with ranch). Since then, I've used it casually.
 
2014-01-08 08:24:24 PM  

FlashHarry: (favorite: I'd be sleeping outside if I even suggested it.)
i mix sriracha with clamato and lone star beer.

don't laugh.


Now I know what to do with that half-case of Tsingtao.
 
2014-01-08 08:24:48 PM  

Far Cough: Maybe, and maybe not.

It came in a "strong third" out of ten at  http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/06/taste-test-the-best-sriracha.html


The winner also includes a link with an amazon associates tag.

i1042.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-08 08:27:42 PM  

FlashHarry: i mix sriracha with clamato and lone star beer.

don't laugh.


That sounds farking awesome. Will be trying for sure, along with some pretzels and mustard. And tequila.
 
2014-01-08 08:29:01 PM  
Sriracha's home base is in the SGV.  That's their bread and butter.  They're not leaving.

As far as Irwindale, it's an industrial community anyways.  I'm honestly surprised people are having a problem considering the drag strip, outlaw track, variety of chemical refining, manufacturing, mining, etc operations there, etc.
 
2014-01-08 08:44:25 PM  

bhcompy: Sriracha's home base is in the SGV.  That's their bread and butter.  They're not leaving.

As far as Irwindale, it's an industrial community anyways.  I'm honestly surprised people are having a problem considering the drag strip, outlaw track, variety of chemical refining, manufacturing, mining, etc operations there, etc.


As I understand it, they said it was like living in a cloud of pepper spray. Lots of coughing, watery eyes, etc. Now, that might actually be a good thing, removing all of the other carcinogens from their eyes, noses, throats and lungs. But still, that's what I read when the ruckus first started.
 
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