Will Sriracha Leave California?
Geege Schuman stashed this in California
Moving from California would be no easy task for Huy Fong Foods. Production is closely tied to a single pepper grower in Ventura, California, which has supplied the business for years. Part of the Sriracha magic is that thepeppers must be ground on the day they are harvested, meaning a move from California would require finding a new grower.
"I have had the bad luck to move into a city with a government that acts like a local king," Tran explained, referring to the Irwindale city council. In October 2013, Irwindale filed suit against Huy Fong Foods claiming the factory's odor was a public nuisance. Just last week, theCalifornia town formally declared the Sriracha plant a public nuisance despite Huy Fong Foods' promise to fix the odor issues by June 1.
This is the California we keep voting for, where there's no one left but the very rich and the very poor.
That's what's great about Sriracha -- it is used by both the very rich and the very poor. It unites us all!