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How Much Do You Know About Sriracha?

Find out if you’re truly an expert on the King of Condiments.

So you put Sriracha on everything you eat, huh? Big whoop, buster. Join the club. Here’s the real test of loyalty: Does your saucepertise extend beyond practical application? Do you understand where Sriracha’s coming from, and where it’s going, and what lies deep in its soul? Now is the Moment of Truth.

Please note: There are more versions of the sauce around now than you can shake a stick at, but all the questions here refer to the original version of (American-style) Sriracha made by Huy Fong Inc.

  1. 1. What color is the cap on a Sriracha bottle?
    1. Green
    2. Orange
    3. Blue
  2. 2. How many ingredients are used to make it?
    1. Seven
    2. Eight
    3. Five
  3. 3. What kind of animal is on the front of the bottle?
    1. Dragon
    2. Lion
    3. Rooster
  4. 4. Where is Sriracha produced?
    1. Thailand
    2. California
    3. Vietnam
  5. 5. What year was Sriracha first distributed in the U.S.?
    1. 1983
    2. 1968
    3. 1991
  6. 6. What kind of chile pepper is it made with?
    1. Habaneros
    2. Jalapenos
    3. Thai chiles
  7. 7. What's the Scoville heat rating of the sauce?

    For comparison, Frank’s hot sauce clocks in at 450 Scoville units and Dave’s Insanity sauce at 180,000 (!)

    1. 4,200
    2. 1,800
    3. 2,200
  8. 8. How many bottles of sriracha were produced in 2012?
    1. 20 million
    2. 60 million
    3. 25 million
  9. 9. Which is NOT one of the languages printed on the bottle?
    1. Portuguese
    2. Chinese
    3. French
  10. 10. What does the word "Sriracha" mean?
    1. “rooster sauce”
    2. “little fire”
    3. “the glory of our king”
  11. 11. Which is the most expensive per gallon?
    1. Sriracha
    2. Gasoline
    3. Beer
  12. 12. Which animal appears on the bottle of a knockoff competitor?
    1. Dragon
    2. Lion
    3. Unicorn
  13. 13. How many calories are there in a 1-teaspoon serving of Sriracha?
    1. 15
    2. 5
    3. 18
  14. 14. How much does Huy Fong spend on Sriracha advertising every year?
    1. $2 million
    2. $0
    3. $3.5 million

Run free, my child, and spread the sweet, spicy gospel of truth.

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