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The popular sauce is threatened with drying out and lack of water – sold for 1,300 SEK online

The popular sauce is threatened with drying out and lack of water – sold for 1,300 SEK online

For many, sriracha hot sauce is a staple in the fridge at home. The sauce can be used for most dishes.

The main ingredient for the sauce is paprika, a chile fruit that the company buys from Mexico where it is grown. Sriracha sauce is now threatened by a drought that has hit northern Mexico for the second year in a row.

Drought and lack of water

The reason for the shortage of red jalapeño peppers is that the water level in the Colorado River, whose waters are used to irrigate the chili peppers, is unusually low.

Sriracha sauce maker Huy Fong Foods in California says production of the popular sauce has plummeted due to a shortage of chili fruit, according to reports. Watchman.

Company: No expectations when the problem will be resolved

A spokesperson for the sauce manufacturer stated that “limited production has just restarted” and that the company has no expectations as to when it can ramp up production. She also cannot answer when the sauce will be available again in stores as there is a shortage of the product.

Sold for 1,300 SEK

The Guardian writes that bottles of the sauce are now largely sold out on retailers such as Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, where they often fetch around 1,300 SEK. In normal cases, the cost of the sauce is around SEK 70.

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