Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Texas Pete releases its own sriracha sauce

You can stop worrying about that rumored shortage of Huy Fong sriracha sauce after the shutdown of the plant in California: T.W. Garner Food Co. of Winston-Salem is riding to the rescue with Cha! by Texas Pete.

Yep, Pete is going Southeast as in Asia. T.W. Garner announced the release of the sauce Dec. 17. Cha! will be sold at national and regional stores that already carry Texas Pete brands. The company describes is as "a fiery blend of heat and sweet" that has been in development for more than a year.

That came long before the current worries about a shortage of Huy Fong sriracha, but Steve DeCorte, general manager of sales for T.W. Garner, says the company developed the sauce with the rabid fans of sriracha in mind.  Texas Pete is the third biggest hot sauce brand in the country.


Anonymous said...

"Texas Pete is the third biggest hot sauce brand in the country."

So who's First and who's Second?

Come on, Kathy!

Kathleen Purvis said...

I believe that would be Frank's and Tabasco. Come on where?

Anonymous said...

I think that's great

Bob said...

I think everyone will call it "Texas Pete-cha." Can Chabasco be far behind?

Arcola Tisdale said...

I'm just impressed Purvis decided to write about something else besides who makes the best pulled pork BBQ in North Carolina.

Kathleen Purvis said...

Thanks, Arcola. It's been awhile since I've heard from you.