Video: A Brief History of Sriracha

Here's where that tasty hot sauce came from.

  • · Posted 18 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

New York Magazine has created a short video detailing the history of the world famous Sriracha hot sauce

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It was first created in 1980 by a Vietnamese refugee called David Tran who, despite now selling $60 million worth of the sauce every year, remains incredibly humble. In fact, he says he hasn't increased the wholesale price of the sauce in 20 years and has no interest in expanding his empire. He hasn't even trademarked the name, meaning other brands often attempt to replicate the sauce, but of course people still seek out the original.

Watch the video above.

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