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Hot Snacks: Sriracha Popcorn

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Image courtesy J&D Foods
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Apparently when the folks behind BaconSalt (and Baconaise and Bacon Lip Balm) aren't figuring out ways to incorporate bacon into everyday food items and products (Bacon Lube, anyone?) they are dousing what they eat with Sriracha.Inspired by the bold flavors of the famed Rooster sauce, J&D Foods has come up with Sriracha Popcorn in partnership with The Oatmeal. The snack is prepared with "a special blend of red chilies, garlic, sugar and just a hint of vinegar to create a fiery explosion for your mouth," they explain in their press release, adding: "If you cram enough of it into your face at once it becomes quite spicy, but if you pace yourself it's like a riverboat cruise through the jungles of dee-lish."

Sound good? While sweet-toothed snackers have been lip-smacking on Sriracha Lollipops, this one is definitely for the savory enthusiasts, it seems.

Although J&D and The Oatmeal are headquartered in Seattle, Angelenos take pride: The top USA maker of Sriracha is Huy Fong Foods, which began in Los Angeles in 1980, and they make the beloved "cock" sauce right here in Rosemead.

Since it takes a brave palate to load up a snack with Sriracha, we haven't taste-tested this new concoction yet. Whose tastebuds are game? We bow to you.

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The Sriracha Popcorn is $5.99 + S&H and is available online via The Oatmeal and J&D Foods.