Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas closure Coffee collaboration Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media Subset sustainability tacos Technology Television theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights youtube
Food / June 10, 2022

A Siracha shortage is coming thanks to climate change

Food / June 10, 2022

A Siracha shortage is coming thanks to climate change

A looming Sriracha shortage is coming for Irish hot sauce lovers after the maker of Dublin’s go-to condiment said it was suspending sales due to a lack of chillis.

According to Bloomberg, the Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc confirmed that all of its beloved Sriracha products would be affected.

In an email to customers in April, the company called the shortage “severe” and related to the climate crisis. The company sources its peppers from farms in California, New Mexico and Mexico. They said that weather conditions were affecting the quality of the peppers and deepening the chilli pepper shortage.

Historic drought and hot temperatures across the US have been taking a toll on California’s agriculture. The company email said they would fulfil all orders submitted after April nineteenth from September fifth. “Unfortunately, this is out of our control and without this essential ingredient, we are unable to produce any of our products,” the company said.

“We understand this may cause issues. However, during this time, we will not accept any new orders to be placed before September as we will not have enough inventory to fulfil your order,” the company added.

The news has left Sriracha fans burned, with some on Twitter calling it a “sign of the apocalypse” and others suggesting the Sriracha hoarding was about to begin.

Elsewhere on Char: CHAR’s Guide to Whiskey Live