The Science Behind Our Sriracha Obsession

Unpopular opinion: I don’t like Sriracha. Spicy things are just not my jam. That said, I can respect the fine art that is a quality hot sauce, and it’s clear that nothing satisfies quite like Sriracha does. The American Chemical Society (yes, that’s a thing) agrees and created this nifty little video breaking down the science that goes into making this beloved condiment so awesome. Hint: the burn of the sauce releases endorphins and creates a delicious dance of pain and pleasure in your mouth. (Hey, get your mind out of the gutter) The scientists in the video explain the technicalities of it in much more detail, so check it out while I give sriracha one more shot at winning over my taste buds. [USA Today]

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