EVERYONE PANIC: Whiny, No-Good Californians Might Take Our Precious Sriracha Away From Us

Long live Sriracha, the spicy nectar of the Gods. Down with everything else, including Irwindale, CA, residents.

The price of Sriracha may jump if a court orders the hot sauce factory to halt production over a dispute with the city of Irwindale, the company’s chief executive said.

“If the city shuts us down, the price of Sriracha will jump up a lot,” said CEO and founder David Tran of Huy Fong Foods, which makes the hot sauce.

After residents complained of burning eyes and throats and in some cases headaches, the city asked a judge Monday to halt operations at the plant. The plant, which processes raw materials for the sauce for about three months a year, is currently in the middle of a chile harvesting cycle. (Via LA Times)

It’s gonna be a lonely winter without our now-expensive red hot sauce and redder wine.

(Banner via We Love Sriracha, via LA Times)