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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 »

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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