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Illinois Man: 'Hot Sauce Saved My Life'

Randy Schmitz says sauce-induced seizure led to MRI that detected tumor

(Newser) - Variety literally became the spice of life for an Illinois man: While sampling the wares at a hot-sauce shop in Myrtle Beach, SC, Randy Schmitz had a seizure that ended up being a blessing. Schmitz was visiting the Pepper Palace while on vacation last August when he decided to try... More »

Frat Pours Hot Sauce on Genitals, Gets Burned

University of Tennessee frat Alpha Phi Alpha suspended until August 2016

(Newser) - Is there a food-related theme emerging here? First, a University of Connecticut sorority and fraternity were booted over bacon hazing ; now a University of Tennessee frat has been suspended over a hazing incident that involved paddling and pouring hot sauce on a pledge's genitals. After several denials, two students... More »

Sriracha Smell Designated a 'Public Nuisance'

By the city council of Irwindale, California

(Newser) - A trial is already set between a Los Angeles suburb and the maker of Sriracha hot sauce after a judge ruled that the smell wafting from the company's Irwindale plant was "offensive to the senses" —but the town isn't stopping there. The Irwindale City Council yesterday... More »

How Sriracha Accidentally Became an Empire

David Tran made his sauce a household name—and left millions on the table

(Newser) - You might imagine the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is a ruthless, number-crunching business genius. In just 33 years, its Sriracha sauce has become for Asian chili sauce what Heinz is to ketchup, and it's still posting double-digit growth every year. But David Tran tells Quartz that he never... More »

Hot Sauce Prank Sends 3 to Hospital

Student allegedly spiked spaghetti sauce in school cafeteria

(Newser) - It looked like a normal plate of spaghetti marinara, perfectly edible by school cafeteria standards. But when a Chicago high school student bit into it, he got a rude awakening. Someone had spiked a jar of the school's marinara sauce with " Da Bomb " hot sauce, a brand... More »

Man Who Defended World From 'Bland Food' Dies at 68

Paul C.P. McIlhenny was CEO of company behind Tabasco sauces

(Newser) - Paul C.P. McIlhenny, chief executive and chairman of the board of the McIlhenny Company that makes the trademarked line of Tabasco hot pepper sauces sold the world over, has died. He was 68. McIlhenny was a member of a storied clan whose 145-year-old company has been producing the original... More »

Chili Sauce Conquers American Palate

(Newser) - From celebrity chefs to Applebees to Wal-Mart, America is in love with the Asian chili-and-garlic condiment sriracha—only it’s not that Asian, the New York Times reports. “I wanted something that I could sell to more than just the Vietnamese,” said David Tran, creator of the top-selling... More »

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