September 27, 2016

Cock-a-doodle-doo

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Welcome to Sriracha nation where rooster lovers come together to celebrate hot chili sauce!

Huy Fong Food's open house was like one, big, red hair net convention in the city of Irwindale. 

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

HFF only opens their factory to the public in September during their chili grinding season, which only lasts about four months out of the year.  We were lucky to get called back after being wait listed. 

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

I always love a good Dragon dance.  What a cordial way to greet us!

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

It's massive in here.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

The star of the show: red jalapenos peppers.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Chili waterfall.  "Ooooohh-Aaahhh," said everyone in unison.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Salt and preservatives.  Yum.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Hide-and-seek.  

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

BEARD NETS are a REAL thing. Thanks to this whole man-beard-hipster-craze for offering food service workers a stylish vibe.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

All their bottles and silk screen labels are made right on location.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Do you remember Shotz Brewery? I wonder if anyone else was thinking about Laverne and Shirley during the filling and bottle capping line.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Sriracha flavored chips and popcorn samples cooled down with vanilla/chocolate swirl cones waiting for us at the end the tour was a delectable touch. 

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

We came home with free souvenirs.  Truman thinks we could make money if we sell our goodie bags on eBay.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Enough Sriracha to get us through the next natural disaster.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Celebratory t-shirts.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

And coordinating hair nets for the whole family.  I'll never look at them the same.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Helpful tips: Sign up in June for early registration.  If you don't have 1 hungry husband and 3 hungry kids wait in line for The Rooster Room, the gift shop.

Huy Fong Foods chili grinding open house

Lastly, take advantage of HFF's open-air shuttle service.  Good for tired, lazy, little legs.

2 comments:

  1. I'm totally jealous and delighted that you guys went!

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    1. Try to make it next year! The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and adults too. Enriching experience and love how HFF gives back to fans and community.

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