If you haven't had the sweet & spicy satisfaction of squeezing some Huy Fong Sriracha onto your chicken wings -- or pasta or ice cream or donuts -- by now, you must live under a hot sauce-impermeable rock. The stuff is awesome, it's almost everywhere, and you should probably stock up on it WHILE YOU CAN. But how did it get in your grocer's aisle? What journey did it take, from chili pepper to green-capped bottle? We're glad you/we asked.
Courtesy of the documentary Sriracha, and upstanding Redditor CoolAsACucumber, we've got these GIFs, which show the chili peppers being harvested by the bucketful in Southern California...
... before getting tumbled through a machine that ejects all the not-delicious stuff. Science!
Next, the peppers are vaulted into trucks, which'll transport them to the Huy Fong factory where dreams/sauce are/is made.