The Chemistry of Sriracha


Finally, our addiction to Sriracha is explained… With science. The Chemistry of Sriracha, by The American Chemical Society, not only explains why the hot chili sauce beckons us like an irresistible sea nymph — but also how Sriracha is able to retain its hypnotic red color for so long.

The culprits are actually a combination of endorphin-releasing capsaicinoids and color-retaining preservatives. Just the very mention of Sriracha leads to enormous traffic spikes on food culture sites such as this one. And, you can’t argue with science.

[link, via Neatorama]

Sriracha The Movie


Sriracha… We know the iconic bottle, and its capability of improving any meal. But what’s the origin and backstory behind the hot sauce?

Sriracha The Movie has the answers to your burning questions, with a documentary that traces Sriracha back to its place of origin, and covers its present-day cult following and hipster worship. The trailer can be seen below, as well as information on how to purchase the entire film for a mere $5. Go get learnin’.

[link, via Cool Material]

Sriracha Vodka Exists


It doesn’t happen often… But every once in a while, Foodiggity is successful at predicting the future. Even if Sriracha Vodka was as inevitable as the sun rising in the morning, it’s finally happened. You’re welcome, vodka-makers.

Brought to us by UV Vodka, the chili-flavored booze joins a long and questionable list of flavored vodkas. Now we just need the Ecto Cooler and Circus Peanut people to get to work.

[link, via Gothamist]

Sriracha Bacon Lollipops


At the time of this writing, there are no two food items that increase Foodiggity’s web traffic more than sriracha and bacon. So, we estimate that Sriracha Bacon Lollipops should get us about 32 quadrillion pageviews.

Brought to us by Lollyphile, the sweet/salty/porky treats are available in packs of 4, 12, or 36. We’ll let you know when Foodiggity’s server explodes.


Sriracha Candy Canes Exist


Sorry, peppermint… You had a good run. But, Sriracha Candy Canes exist now, and they’re a perfect excuse to get us to start eating candy canes again. Not just using them as an extra ornament, or helping us reach stuff.