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Cannabis-Infused Sriracha Hot Sauce Exists, Is Also Fast-Acting

Potli THC Sriracha

The love for Sriracha hot sauce is practically ubiquitous, what with the way Huy Fong’s marketed their take to the tune of universal recognition and appeal. But such extensive appeal doesn’t grow legs without a sauce that’s comprehensive in its application on damn near any food and dish. Simply put, Sriracha sauce has earned its place in the pantheon of daily hot sauce go-to’s.

But what if I told you that Sriracha can reach another level of allure through a little bit of cannabis? Yes, you read that right, the possibility of a medicated, THC-infused Sriracha sauce is in fact a delicious reality thanks to the brilliant folks at Potli. Founded by Felicity Chen and Christine Yi, Potli offers CBD-infused food and cooking essentials, which range from honey to chili oil.

Potli THC Sriracha

As part of an exclusive Lunar New Year release, Potli will be officially announcing today the drop of this cannabis-infused Sriracha hot sauce that’s aiming to elevate your next meal in more ways than one. That’s because nano-emulsified THC used in it allows for faster, more efficient absorption. Translation: your tastebuds and mind-state are taking the elevator up a few floors in about 15 minutes or so.

Availability for now is limited to select dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, with wider availability trickling in throughout this week. If you’re not near a California dispensary, buy Potli’s other THC-free products online at

For more info, check their website.

Also, for more of my commentary on this weed-infused Sriracha sauce from Potli, check out the latest episode of the Foodbeast podcast, The Katchup, below.

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Sriracha’s Hometown Is Not Impressed With The U.S. Rooster Sauce Version

The reputation of Huy Fong Sriracha precedes it, at least in the United States. I add it to all my favorite foods and expect it to be available at every Asian-style restaurant I come across. Imagine my shock when I read that its country of origin is not impressed by the ubiquitous Rooster version.

When reporter Michael Sullivan visited Thailand to learn more about the origins of this famous sauce, he discovered that Vietnamese-American Sriracha is not at all like the sauce the coastal city of Si Racha holds near and dear.

Locals describe the flavor of real Sriracha sauce as klom klom: the balance of hot, sour, sweet, and garlic. American Sriracha is known and loved for its heat, which is exactly what many Thai people found off-putting.

Although there are many sauces on the market, Sriraja Panich is said to be the original sauce created by Gimsua Timkrajang according to his great-granddaughter Saowanit Trikityanukul. It started out only as a treat for family and friends with plenty of hard work and careful attention to ingredients; Saowanit even recalled a single batch taking months to prepare.

Eventually, close family began selling their own version of Sriracha sauce and it grew in popularity. Despite having invented the sauce, the family never felt the need to patent it. Saowanit told Sullivan that the recipe wasn’t much of a secret anyways as they had the ingredients listed on the bottle.

As an experiment, Sullivan had locals taste test the Rooster sauce and in return did not receive the best reactions. “When I first tasted it, I wanted to gag. Too bitter. It’s not klom klom” local Chuwet Kanja stated.

Huy Fong’s Sriracha may not be favored amongst the Thai, but distributer Super Ting Tong have begun importing the sauce into Thailand with little worry. Slow and steady progression is still progression in their perspective expressed founder Robert Booth to Sullivan.

On the other hand, Thai manufacturer Thaitheperos has been importing Sriraja Panich to the U.S. without great success. Americans are accustomed to the Vietnamese-American flavor and perceive Super Ting Tong’s Sriracha as what the sauce should taste like.

Setbacks aside, Varanya and export manager Paweena Kingpad expects Sriraja Panich to dominate the world market because of strong sales in China, already selling 100,000 bottles a month. Their success, Varanya claims, is due to the fact that “Asian people know how to eat.”

Sriracha may have come from Thailand, but I believe we can find beauty in every interpretation of it.

Fast Food News Restaurants What's New

McDonald’s New Sriracha Mac Sauce Is Bringing The Heat

Image courtesy of McDonald’s.

We’ve all become such big fans of McDonald’s iconic sauces that we’ll even buy bottles of them. This new sauce, however, may easily become a big hit fast.

McDonald’s is debuting a brand new Sriracha Mac Sauce that punches up the heat in their original Mac Sauce, giving us a fiery kick that should pair with the creamy condiment perfectly. The sauce, which you should be able to already find in restaurants, is going to be available in a variety of new menu items.

Image courtesy of McDonald’s.

The Sriracha Mac Sauce will be heavily featured in McDonald’s newest Signature Crafted sandwich option, Signature Sriracha. Crispy onions, baby spinach and kale, tomato, and white cheddar will compliment the new condiment on this new upscale option. Additionally, the sauce can be requested to dip into McNuggets or fries for a limited time.

Personally, I’m most excited about dipping the McNuggets into the Sriracha Mac Sauce, but all of the other options sound pretty fire as well.

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Denny’s Gets Fancy With New Hand-Pressed Craft Burgers

Denny’s is taking a stab at gourmet burgers by introducing a limited time “Big Burger Show” menu.

These won’t be your run-of-the-mill frozen patty burgers, as the 100 percent beef patties will be hand-pressed and made to order, and nestled inside a brioche bun.

Highlighting the menu are the new Honey Jalapeno Bacon Sriracha Burgers and Bacon Gouda Burgers.

The Sriracha burger features a fresh beef patty with sweet, yet spicy thick-cut honey jalapeno bacon, and a spicy jalapeno and Sriracha sauce. After that, the typical cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles fill up the beastly burger.

As for the Bacon Gouda Burger, it is topped with four crispy bacon strips, sweet caramelized onions, shredded Italian cheeses, and covered with a Gouda cheese sauce, along with the standard lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.

Rounding out the full menu will be Denny’s Slamburger, Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger, Bourbon Bacon Burger, and Double Cheeseburger.

If you’re hitting up Denny’s for one of your late-night escapades, you now have a couple new premium burger options on deck.

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Sriracha Seasoning Stix Are The Perfect New Way To Season Everything

If there’s one hot sauce that America is absolutely obsessed with, it’s undoubtedly Sriracha. We put it in everything: burgers, chicken, and even just deep fried on its own. Now, we have a brand new way to enjoy its iconic spicy flavor.

Huy Fong Foods, the inventors of Sriracha, and Seasoning Stix creator, Sugarmade, have teamed up to create Sriracha Seasoning Stix. They’re hardened, encapsulated Sriracha sauce that liquifies upon heating, making it a simple and easy way to cook chicken, beef, fish, and other meat products.

Currently, four flavors are developed and ready to be launched early this year – Classic Sriracha, Sriracha Butter Garlic, Sriracha Teriyaki, and Blend X (a secretive blend that includes Sriracha and a bunch of stuff kept under wraps).

Besides conventional uses for it in cooking, there’s definitely a TON of ways to get creative with these sticks. You can break them up into marinades for wings, baked or grilled meat or fillings for steamed dumpling and empanadas. Crumble the Stix into bread dough, and when it’s baked, you’ll have a perfectly spicy loaf of bread. Stick them into marshmallows for a spicy s’more, stir your coffee with it (if you’re down with that)…. the list goes on.

Our imagination is the only limit when it comes to what we can use these for.

Cravings Fast Food What's New

Wendy’s Newest Chicken Sandwich Is All Sriracha Everything


It seems Sriracha is ready for a major comeback. The iconic spicy red sauce has been featured in quite a few dishes and food trends over the years, yet has waned some as of late. However, Wendy’s newest menu item triples down on the chili garlic sauce by incorporating it three different times in one sandwich.

The Spicy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich boasts a spicy chicken filet, Sriracha Jack Cheese, a dollop of Sriracha aioli, thick-cut Applewood Smoked bacon, and is served on a Sriracha infused bun.

Honestly, it sounds like one spicy sandwich.

New Bacon Sriracha Fries will also be added to the menu for a limited time. These natural-cut sea salt potato pieces are topped with creamy Sriracha aioli, bacon, and a cheddar cheese sauce. Looks like the chain went full sriracha on this one.

Expect to see an official announcement from Wendy’s early next week, though you can find the new items now at participating Wendy’s locations.

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Sriracha, Pickle and Jalapeño-flavored Cashews Are Real And We Can’t Get Enough


Photo by Pete Pham

We’ve seen nuts before. We’ve seen cashews before. But when’s the last time you had your hands on a sweet pack of cashews with a flavor other than “Original” or “Lightly Salted?”

I’ll stop you right there—NEVER, that’s when! Maybe you’ll find the occasional “Honey Roasted,” but other than that, our options for tasty cashew snackin’ are disgustingly limited in the mainstream. What kind of treatment is that for the fanciest of nuts*?!

That’s where Emerald® Nuts comes in, picking up the slack that other packaged nut brands are leaving behind. They’ve got not one, not two, but FOUR different flav’s of cashews alone. Thank the LAWD.

Check it: Dill Pickle. Jalapeño. Sriracha. Salt & Pepper. No GMO’s, either. Just good ol’ cashews, dusted in a blanket of salty, zesty, spicy FLAVOR. That’s what I’m talkin’ about. The new flavors are currently available at select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99.

*Botanically speaking, cashews are considered seeds—delicious, delicious seeds. Though, they are culturally accepted as part of the nut family.

Created in partnership with Emerald® Nuts


How To Make Sriracha JELL-O Shots Out Of Sweet Peppers [WATCH]


Photo by Max Bartick

There we all sat, the collective Internet staring at our screens, I imagine some sitting on medicine balls at work, others (me) cradling a phone while sitting on the toilet, all of us wondering one thing…what’s gonna be the next Jell-O shot innovation?

Well folks — prepare to have your brain bashed around a bit before it explodes, someone has created Sriracha JELL-O shots. To make matters even more spicy, they’re not just in stupid little Dixie cups, the shots have been cast into beautiful red and orange peppers.

Let’s recap: they look like peppers, they’re filled with Jell-O that will get you drunk, and they’re ridiculously easy to make. Instead of a written recipe, here’s a cute girl getting drunk making it with some applicable music: