Last month, a court ordered the partial shutdown of a Sriracha hot sauce factory in Irwindale, California. That move left the world in a panic -- are supply shortages coming? Price hikes?
In case you find yourself in need of a Sriracha fix, we turn your attention to a new documentary. The film, released today, reveals the origin of Sriracha and offers fresh insights into the magical "rooster sauce."
After a successful Kickstarter campaign in July, filmmaker Griffin Hammond spent the past half-year producing what he calls "an anthem for Sriracha lovers." He traveled from the sizzling Sriracha factories in California to the eponymous town of Si Racha, Thailand, exploring the mind-blowing extent of the sauce's success.
The 33-minute film made its online debut today, available for $5 through Vimeo.
Check out the trailer below.
Top image via SrirachaFilm on Facebook.