While the cannabis industry looks to beer, some sectors are turning their attention to hot sauce. When you’re baked, what’s more, delicious than some noodles and a little sriracha sauce? Now, tokers can add THC-infused sriracha to every dish, with Washington State-based cannabis company Fairwinds’ new Sriracha THC tincture.
“Bring the heat to a new high,” the label 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.”
It’s meant to be combined with anything that needs a little spice, or sublingually, “if you dare,” as High Times says.
Although the branding may suggest otherwise, the sriracha tincture isn’t affiliated with the popular Sriracha brand. It has taken off in Washington State since its launch in April. Steve Schechcerle head of business development at Fairwinds, told High Times: “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.”
“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,” Steve Schechcerle, “It was a match made in heaven for cannabis oil.”
“The idea for sriracha came along really just from the recent hype around it,” Schechcerle said. “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?”