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Rooster Sauce

Bellachefa Nov 29, 2013 07:08 PM

With the latest judge ruling, it will be flying off the shelves.

Time to stock up!

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    shaebones RE: Bellachefa Nov 29, 2013 11:35 PM

    what are you talking about?

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      newhound RE: shaebones Nov 30, 2013 03:32 AM

      Rooster sauce=Sriracha. A judge in California ruled that the plant produces noxious fumes and therefore Sriracha must halt production.

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        Veggo RE: newhound Nov 30, 2013 04:51 AM

        Such a shame. It is a new, very large and expensive plant owned by a very successful immigrant family. I hope they find a work-around with air filtration.

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          GH1618 RE: newhound Nov 30, 2013 06:39 AM

          Production was not halted, only the part of the process which releases noxious fumes.

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            MGZ RE: GH1618 Nov 30, 2013 06:41 AM

            "only the part of the process which releases noxious fumes"

            Opening the bottle?

            I mean isn't sriracha to hot sauce what the Monkeys were to rock music? Steven King to literature? Arby's to . . . to . . . to . . . well, um . . . anything they serve?

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              GH1618 RE: MGZ Nov 30, 2013 10:09 PM

              Processing the fresh chile peppers is the part of the process that has caused the problem.

              I won't argue with your characterization of sriracha. I don't have any interest in it myself, although I do use a few chile pepper products.

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                c oliver RE: GH1618 Dec 1, 2013 11:24 AM

                Correct about the processing of the peppers. They're done for the season and hopefully will be able to come up with an acceptable solution before next year.

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                  MGZ RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 10:26 AM


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                    c oliver RE: MGZ Dec 3, 2013 10:28 AM

                    Yeah. I hope the company can come up with some kind of solution that will ameliorate the problem. Don't you?

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                      MGZ RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 10:34 AM

                      I just wish they'd make a real hot sauce and stop wastin' all them chiles on those "foodie", Yelp posting, posers in Brooklyn, San Mateo, Southern Ohio, etc..

                      1. re: MGZ
                        c oliver RE: MGZ Dec 3, 2013 11:01 AM

                        Ya know what's kinda amusing to me is that here on the Left Coast it's been around FOREVER. To see it become so 'in' is just plain silly. I certainly have it in my pantry...along with many, many others that I generally prefer. So yeah.

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                          C. Hamster RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 04:14 PM

                          It's been around forever on the right coast too.

                          I have maybe 20 bottles of hot sauce around including some I made myself but TheRooster has been a go-to for 25 years.

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                            virtualguthrie RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 11:06 PM

                            Hahaha. Totally agree with you and MGZ's post above. These fads are so funny. It's the same thing with the bacon fad. I love Scriracha. It has it's place but it doesn't belong on everything and I don't like it just because someone else said it was good.

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                              LotusRapper RE: virtualguthrie Dec 4, 2013 03:01 AM

                              Waitin' for bacon-flavored Sriracha :-)

            2. re: newhound
              Uncle Bob RE: newhound Dec 3, 2013 03:56 PM

              Who bought the judge?? How much did he get??

          2. fldhkybnva RE: Bellachefa Dec 1, 2013 08:19 AM

            You might want to join this thread that already exists


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              Bellachefa RE: fldhkybnva Dec 1, 2013 08:35 AM

              In my defense, I started this thread before the other thread already existed! It was moved by the moderators to here. Thanks for the link though.

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                fldhkybnva RE: Bellachefa Dec 1, 2013 08:48 AM

                Sorry I didn't realize, I apologize, just thought I'd point out the other link

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                  Bellachefa RE: fldhkybnva Dec 1, 2013 09:15 AM

                  I was just being silly and flip! Appreciate the link.

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                  mwhitmore RE: Bellachefa Dec 2, 2013 09:36 AM

                  You did, and I did not notice it before I started mine.

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                Bellachefa RE: Bellachefa Dec 3, 2013 11:52 AM

                Hey I love the stuff and their other products which I often use together.

                Not really getting the anti rooster sauce posts of late. Really, what's the point? It's like trashing Hellmans or Heinz or Worcsetorshire or Grey Pu Pon, Tabasco or a favourite mass marketed fish sauce or soy sauce or trashing a well executed mass produced affordable evoo as if it were a finishing oil.

                It is what it is - a fantastic multi purpose condiment or rather group of condiments from the company.

                There will always be artisanal versions of our favourite food products. And the basics are the basics. So lose the rooster sauce hate. It is what it is, and never pretended to be anything more.

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                  c oliver RE: Bellachefa Dec 3, 2013 01:46 PM

                  There's no hate on my part. I've just not understood this rather recent phenom of acting like it's the best thing ever. It's something I've used for about 40 years. Same ole same ole.

                  1. re: c oliver
                    Bellachefa RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 02:34 PM

                    I'm not aware of any recent phenom? The stuff has been increasingy mainstream popular since Mr David Tran made his version in the 80's to serve his community when he couldn't find anything local that compared to his homeland.

                    This was not meant to be a thread of whether or not you are impressed with the condiment.

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                      c oliver RE: Bellachefa Dec 3, 2013 02:51 PM

                      okey dokey

                2. MrsPatmore RE: Bellachefa Dec 3, 2013 04:06 PM

                  I ate so much sriracha a few years ago that I got tired of it and moved on to sambal oelek . . . So I thought that I didn't need to worry about the sriracha plant shutting down. Just tonight, I was looking at the bottle and it's also made by Huy Fong Foods. I'm so bummed.

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                    Veggo RE: MrsPatmore Dec 3, 2013 04:17 PM

                    The now-familiar Rooster on the sriracha bottle has exploded in popularity and awareness in the last 5-6 years, which is why this new plant was built.

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                      MrsPatmore RE: Veggo Dec 3, 2013 06:07 PM

                      I ate my fair share, I can promise you that, Veggo!!! Just like kale, I loved it before it became famous.

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                        c oliver RE: MrsPatmore Dec 3, 2013 06:19 PM

                        And I only discovered kale because it became famous :)

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                          MrsPatmore RE: c oliver Dec 3, 2013 06:22 PM

                          Ah, but the important thing is that you discovered it, c oliver!! (BTW Kale must have one heck of a good PR dept. to go from virtual obscurity in the mass markets to #1 hot ingredient in just a couple of years)

                          1. re: MrsPatmore
                            c oliver RE: MrsPatmore Dec 3, 2013 06:27 PM

                            I get nervous when it's not in the fridge :)

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                          Veggo RE: MrsPatmore Dec 3, 2013 06:26 PM

                          I remain infamous and unlovable, so I work around that...

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