exactly. there was a big thing last year when the city (near LA) threatened to close the factory due to noxious odors that were making nearby residents sick. worshipping foodie blogger were outraged, posted lots of dumb stories about protests and hoarding bottles. i think it's good but nothing to get excited about.Sriracha's kind of a hype / backlash thing, isn't it? It's really good in a fairly basic chilli / garlic / msg sort of way, but enough people spend enough time going on about it like it's the very nectar of the gods that another section of people get annoyed and conclude that it's overhyped shit.