Various companies whip up their own versions of Sriracha sauce, and let me tell you, the prices can be all over the place.
Lately, there’s been a Sriracha shortage (I know, a nightmare, right?), which has sent the prices of big names like Huy Fong and Flying Goose soaring through the roof.
But wait, there’s more to the story. The price tag isn’t just about the brand; it also comes down to the size of the bottle you’re snagging and where you’re picking it up from.
Shopping in New York? That might be a whole different ball game compared to a small town.
In this article, we’re going to roll up our sleeves and dive into the nitty-gritty.
We’ve got the scoop on the current prices for some of the hottest Sriracha brands out there (as well as the previous prices). And we’ll tell you exactly why sriracha is even expensive to begin with.
Why Is Sriracha So Expensive All Of A Sudden?
Sriracha has suddenly become as valuable as liquid gold! But why is that?
You see, the whole drama began with a drought down in Mexico in 2021 (and is still persisting till date).
Yeah, that’s right, those beautiful red jalapeño peppers that make Sriracha the legend it is faced a tough time. The drought messed up both the quality and quantity of the peppers, leaving Huy Fong Foods, the big name behind Sriracha in the US, in a real pickle.
I mean, they’ve been scrambling to get enough peppers to whip up their famous sauce, and it’s reached the point where they had to put a hold on new orders.
No joke! And when it comes to when they’ll be back in full swing? Your guess is as good as mine, because even they don’t know.
Now, if you think that’s wild, get this: some retailers and restaurants are running so low they’re rationing the Sriracha. Rationing, like it’s a post-apocalyptic hot sauce! But wait, it gets even crazier. People are selling bottles online for up to $120 a pop.
I mean, I love my Sriracha, but that’s a bit rich for my blood, especially when you consider a bottle usually runs you about $4 to $8.
How Much Do Popular Brands Of Sriracha Normally Cost?
The table below will give you a good insight into what popular sriracha brands cost before the shortage and what they cost currently:
|Brand||Previous Price (2021/2022)||New Price (2022/2023)|
|Huy Fong||Around $3-4||$10-$15, $20-$30 (average)|
|Sriracha Panich||Likely $4-6||$15-$25|
|Kikkoman Sriracha||About $3-5||$5-$10|
|Sky Valley||Maybe $4-6||$15|
|Ox-Brand||Likely $4-6||$3.99 to $8.99|
|Uni-Eagle||Around $4-6||£3.15 per 430 ml bottle, £4.09 per 740 ml bottle|
|Trader Joe’s||Typically $2-3||$2.99|
|Tabasco Sriracha||About $4-6||$8.50 per 2 oz bottle, $11 for a 20 oz bottle|
|Lee Kum Kee||Around $4-6||$10-$15|
|Flying Goose||Maybe $4-6||$15.80 per 455ml bottle|
|Texas Pete||Around $3-5||$13.99 18 oz bottle|
|Dynasty||Likely $3-5||$8 to $17 per 20 oz bottle|
So, here’s the scoop: Sriracha’s prices are shooting through the roof, thanks to that pesky shortage. Huy Fong, the kingpin of Sriracha, has been marked up by some cheeky resellers to a whopping $100 a bottle. Can you believe it? But don’t despair, there are still some wallet-friendly options out there like Trader Joe’s and Dynasty. You just gotta know where to look.
How Much Sriracha Is In A Packet?
Sriracha packets are pretty handy when you’re on the go.
That I know of, we’ve got three big names in the packet game: Huy Fong Foods, Tabletop King, and Fix Hot Sauce.
Their portion sizes range between 7g to 9g in a single packet, which translates to around 1.4 teaspoons to close to 2.
If you’re hosting a BBQ or just really into your Sriracha, you can grab a big ol’ pack of 200 or more. It might set you back up to $50, maybe a tad more, but that’s the price for convenient sriracha on the go!
Sriracha Packets Calories
Here is the nutritional profile of sriracha packets:
As you can see, sriracha packets are pretty lean, with low calories and fat, and no cholesterol to speak of, although they got you covered with about 5% of your Daily Value (DV) sodium.