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Food

Sriracha Offers Free Factory Tours

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The brief, but devastating stoppage to Sriracha shipments due to new equipment tests is over. To celebrate, Huy Fong Foods is opening their doors to the public for free tours of the factory.

Think of it as a variation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but with delicious and fiery rooster sauce instead of dumb, boring chocolate. Huy Fong sent out a letter to a carefully select group of fans, which is displayed below:

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The open house comes amid a heated and well-publicized battle between Huy Fong and the City of Irwindale, who have been trying to shut down the factory over what they claim to be noxious odors coming from the plant. Huy Fong CEO David Tran, however, is insinuating that the legal blitz from Irwindale may be due to lost payments when Huy Fong paid off their loans early.

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At least now we have the opportunity to visit the factory and see firsthand if there's any truth to Irwindale's claims.

[h/t L.A. Magazine]

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