If you have someone in your life who revels in the red-faced, sweat-inducing, endorphin rush that is the almighty sriracha sauce, chances are they have plenty of the red stuff on hand. Some even carry it in their bag. (Don't you dare judge us!)
So if you are tapping into their palate preferences for gift ideas, you can't go straight to the bottle. You need to get a little creative. Thankfully, a lot of other entrepreneurial-minded folk have already done that for you. Here are ten non-DIY sriracha gift ideas.
These candy canes double as a fun (if cruel) practical joke for those with unjaded taste buds.
Got an angry bird fan who also has a thing for spicy? The perfect crossover gift.
Forget truffle salt -- sprinkle that baked potato with sriracha salt for an entirely new taste sensation.
Not sure how best to make use of that sriracha salt or just how to make even more use of the sauce itself. This cookbook has all you need to know. There's even a vegetarian version.
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your true love on your chest.
We know what you're thinking, "What the heck do you do with sriracha marshmallows?" Umm, hello? Spicy s'mores? Give a kick to your hot chocolate?
Any sriracha lover worth his sriracha salt is going to cock out his iPhone. Seriously, if he doesn't already own this, you should make fun of him.
Second only to the T-shirt, the coffee mug is probably the most commonly given American novelty gift. Plus, they can walk around the office sipping from it and saying, "Mmmm, I like a little kick in my coffee." Totally freaks out the coworkers.
It's best to start indoctrination young. While we don't recommend giving the wee ones the sauce (seriously, DO NOT DO THAT), a onesie plants the idea early on. Maybe, teach them to make rooster noises!
Not only does this allow you to get more sriracha into your breakfast (beyond what you've squirted all over your eggs) but it's an excuse to drink in the morning. Win/win.
BONUS: Perhaps the single greatest gift one can give a true sriracha lover...
Remove the green squirt cap and screw this on in its place and you have just taken your sriracha application experience to an entirely new level. Narrow the sprayer to dial in precision application, or widen it and get that delicious stuff 'erywhere.
You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor/Sriracha-Obsessed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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