Heinz Pioneers Sriracha Ketchup

Spicy blend to be rolled out this month
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2015 3:33 AM CST
Heinz Pioneers Sriracha Ketchup
Ketchup bottles are seen on display in front of a historical photo of a Heinz scientist at a Pittsburgh museum.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Heinz ketchup mixed with sriracha sauce is now a real product, not just the preserve of people experimenting at home. The company says it plans to release the Asian-style hot sauce mix this month, reports CNN. In a press release, Heinz says fans clamored for the new flavor, which is a "perfect flavor boost for chicken and eggs." The new ketchup comes amid a sriracha craze that has seen the chili sauce added to Pizza Hut and Taco Bell menus, sushi, and even beer, reports the Daily Meal. Heinz plans to make the stuff in Ohio. In California, the maker of the best-known variety of sriracha has ended its dispute with the city that called its factory a "public nuisance." (More Sriracha stories.)

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