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Dec 4, 2013 04:39 PM

Sriracha Candy Canes

Has anyone seen them for sale in the Boston area?

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  1. really? If you don't get a place, try calling Wilson at Sun Sun in Chinatown. He buys all their candies and snacks.

    1. I nominate this idea as the best "Jumping the shark" of the year.

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            1. re: Allstonian

              $8.00 to check these out..hmm..

        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

          I dont think any of these Sriracha products (including clothing) are authorized or sold by the company that makes/sells Sriracha.. Just people jumping on the band wagon to try and make a quick buck off the company's success

          1. re: hargau

            Curious as to why you think that?

              1. re: hargau

                Believe me, they are chuckling all the way to the bank!
                That's why they license the brand name, and manufactures and resellers can claim officially licensed Sriracha whatever.
                I don't think Amazon and the likes would want to sell unauthorized licensed products and expose themselves to the liability for doing so.
                You are more likely to find non-licensed products at flee markets and in foreign countries than from large online retailers.
                Anheuser Busch isn't in the insulated cooler or apparel business but there are plenty of people with the licensing agreement to imprint their logos on things.

                1. re: Infomaniac

                  But "sriracha" isn't a brand name, any more than "ketchup" is. It's the generic name for this kind of sauce. No one needs to obtain a license to use the word "sriracha." Now, the people who are using the Huy Fong name and rooster logo on unauthorized products -- and like Hargau, I assume that most of the t-shirts and socks on sale at Amazon are unlicensed -- are opening themselves up for a lawsuit if Huy Fong ever decides to do so.

                  A surprising number of bandwagon jumpers have this weird idea that sriracha is some kind of obscure product, and I've known some who not only don't know that the primary manufacturer is based in a Los Angeles suburb, they refuse to believe you if you say so. I suspect a lot of people selling these logo shirts think the company is based in Saigon or wherever and will never find out that they've ripped off their packaging.

                  1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                    This is exactly what I mean, the Huy Fong logo for Sriracha.
                    Anyone can use the word, but the Huy Fong logo with the Rooster is protected, and anyone selling an item to Amazon will need to prove that with some sort of compliance letter stating that they are authorized to sell products with their logo.
                    If they can't give proof Amazon won't put it on their site.

                    1. re: Infomaniac

                      Try searching Amazon for the phrase "Calvin and Hobbes."

                      The comic strip's creator, Bill Watterson, has always forced Universal Press Syndicate to reject all licensing deals for his characters. All Calvin and Hobbes merchandise other than the books are bootlegs. Including everything like t-shirts, cell phone cases and stickers that you can buy on Amazon through third-party sellers.

                      If you enter the word Sriracha under Clothing and Accessories on Amazon, you get 102 results. Scanning through a large handful, I saw exactly two products that said they were officially licensed, including this one:

                      Many of the others, if you looked at the designs using the site's zoom function, are clearly as shady as those bootleg Simpsons t-shirts they used to sell outside subway stations in the '90s. This one is particularly amateurish; check out the "Shake Well" in the upper right corner:

                      Compare that to this, which is the other officially licensed one I found, and which is far more professionally done:

                      You'll note that I never said that ALL the products on Amazon that use Huy Fong's logo and/or name are bootlegs, just that it's pretty obvious that most of them are.

                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                        Interesting....something's I guess just aren't worth policing, and Huy Fong apparel is probably one of them.
                        It's not like Polo Ralph Lauren apparel.

                  2. re: Infomaniac

                    I don't think they can license the name because they don't own the name Sriracha. They do own the name Huy Fong foods. Many companies make sriracha sauce including Trader Joe's and Lee Kum Kee. There's also some boutique sriracha maker in New York.

                    It's similar to how Lea & Perrins doesn't own the name "Worcestshire". The sauces are named after geographic locations.

              2. re: hargau

                sriracha is a condiment that originated in Thailand. Huy Fong's version is simply that - a version. Just like Heinz is a version of ketchup.

            1. I think I saw them at Turtle Alley Chocolates in Gloucester. You may want to give them a call.

                1. Just saw them on I was doing a search for men's stocking stuffers. Really don't think he would appreciate them though.