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  • Huy Fong has had another bad season for peppers
  • Stores are holding their space
  • The last shortage was in 2022
  • I found an alternative I liked

We get fired up about many things in Texas, but without sriracha we can't get very heated. It is a bland world for Huy Fong Sriracha fans as another shortage has left store shelves vacant of the popular condiment.

I have been to grocery stores in Austin, Houston, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin over the past few weeks, and it's the same story. The tag and the shelf space are still there, but no Huy Fong Sriracha.

It's been a while since they have had it in stock, and yet they are still leaving that space there, instead of replacing it with another brand. That should tell you just how good this popular brand of sriracha is.

Last time I decided to try a new veteran-owned brand, True Made Foods Veggie Sriracha. It's good, not the same, but likely much better for you.

There Is A Nationwide Huy Fong Sriracha Shortage 

This time we aren't alone in our misery. The one thing that makes my baked potato perfect is missing from store shelves all over the country.

According to eater.com the company is blaming an "abysmal" spring crop of red jalapenos from Mexico. Some argue that it's just bad management by the company itself.

Much like the great Topo Chico shortage of 2022, this gives us a clear indication of our reliance on Mexico and the weather to get the products we desire. It is also good to know that there are some companies that refuse to compromise on their ingredients.

Luckily there hasn't been a Cholula hot sauce shortage, or we might all starve. Look at some other foods that might be in short supply in 2023.

13 Food Shortages Expected in 2023

As if the egg debacle of late isn't bad enough, experts are predicting even more food shortages and sky-high pricing as supply is about to catch up with inflation. Both weather and war are to blame for most items, and it's hard to estimate what the outcome will be.

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