Vegan cannabis THC-infused Sriracha is a thing, in case you didn’t know.
The product isn’t officially affiliated with the Sriracha sauce brand, a type of hot sauce made from chili pepper paste. The cannabis version – which contains peppers grinded in-house, salt, vinegar, garlic extract, and 100mg of THC per package – rates between 8,000 and 10,000 on the Scoville Scale, which is similar to the spiciness of a jalapeño and is slightly hotter than classic Sriracha.
“Bring the heat to a new high,” the packaging reads. “Crafted from an ancient and familiar recipe, we’ve packaged the heat, flavor and as much THC cannabis oil as we legally can into this bottle! Spice’n up your food, or for the daring, drop under your tongue and enjoy the ride.”
You can add the tincture to dishes like pho, ramen, sushi rolls, or any meal that you want to bring an extra kick to – “with the added perk of getting you seriously stoned,” High Times notes.
Speaking to the publication, Steve Schechcerle, head of business development at Fairwinds, explains that hot sauce and cannabis go together well. “Hot sauces just happen to be a perfect carrier for a cannabis oil—given that we can use some fatty base like avocado oil on there, a little bit of vinegar, a little bit of salt,” he said. “It was a match made in heaven for cannabis oil.”
The company was inspired to make the product following the “hype” around Sriracha sauce. “People happen to love the Sriracha hot sauce and we figured, why not? It’s a fantastic idea. We can do this in-house, we can blend our own peppers, we can make our own ingredients. Why not go for it?” he said.
The product has been well received so far, according to Schechcerle. He explained, “The response was so much larger than we thought it would be. I wouldn’t say that it was shocking, but we were surprised how much of a response that we got, for sure.”
The Sriracha THC is tested for heavy metals, mycotoxins, mold, mildew, or bacteria, and residual solvents. It’s free from gluten, GMO ingredients, pesticides, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives.