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Huy Fong Foods, Inc
Huy Fong Foods, Inc

Huy Fong Foods, Inc

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4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 286-8328
http://www.huyfong.com/
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Huy Fong Food is the maker of the famous rooster logo siriratcha hot sauce. Their are iconic in hot sauce world.They starting offer public reserve free tour since 2014. The tour is ... Read more
self guide and show the process from start to finish.The best part is the free sample, shirt and small bottle of their sauce.

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

Sriracha Factory Tour. It's Pepper season and the factory is cranking up bottles upon bottles of the hot sauce I can't get enough off. Oh, it's FREE!

You have to go online on their website to secure your free ticket and parking pass.
I went with a group of 20. The more the merrier I say!.

It's a self guided tour, so you go at your own pace.
You first go to registration to check in and they will give you a coupon for all the free stuff.
You start the tour by the reception area. As you enter, the aroma of garlic hits you. Bam!
As you go to the warehouse area, You'll see the jalapeno peppers being loaded into bins by a continuous line of trucks. A LOT OF PEPPERS! lol. From there it heads into the factory and gets processed. This is when you will start smelling the effects of the pepper. It was strong, but tolerable. If you are sensitive to strong odors, I suggest bring a wash cloth or mask to cover your nose and mouth.

The factory was super clean and the process of making sriracha was very interesting.
They bottle the sauce here and they make their own bottle. It's a very cool machine to watch.
All in all the factory tour was very enlightening. The workers on the factory floor were very nice and accommodating.

At the end of the tour, you are given a bottle of water and some sriracha snack. It had popcorn, jerky, chips and even crouton, all sriracha flavored. They were good!! The jerky and the chips were my favorite. (you can get them at the gift shop).

A little ways down, you'll hit the ice cream stand. Thrifty's ice cream (Vanilla or Chocolate) also flavored with sriracha. Yes Sriracha Ice Cream!! The vanilla was good and the heat from the sriracha does sneak in, but it was mild. Wifey loved the chocolate.

Remember the coupon for the free stuff. This is the time to whip those out and redeem them.
We got a T-shirt, Hat and your choice of Sriracha bottle or a Garlic sauce.
They have a different design for the shirt each year. This is their 37th year and you can see some of the previous years design at the gift shop (you can even buy them).

The last stop was the gift shop. They sell mostly T-Shirts, but also food items, trinkets, and souvenir anything. The t-shirts had really nice designs and in the back room, they even had bargain t-shirts for $5 and $2.

Going with a group was really fun. I got to catch up with old friends and met new ones.

It's Pepper season and this is the best time to go visit.
What are you waiting for?! It's FREE, GO!!
SRIRACHA ROCKS =)

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Free open house tours during chili grinding season. Tours are self-guided, free samples of popcorn, chips, and ice cream. You can even take home real chili peppers. Comprehensive souvenir shop. I got a free tshirt and cap after the tour.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

The true Sriracha made by David the Huy Fong man himself. This has been here for less than 10 years and they managed to increase production from 3 to 9x the production of the special sauce that can go on everything. They used to be located in Rosemead but after moving here. Most of the employees have joined this place and even doubled the workers. We get to first hand experience how it's made from building the containers to bottling the special sauce.

You get to ride in the Sriracha mobile tram that takes you across the factory on the other side of the building. You start off in his newly renovated room where there is a dance floor and karaoke and tons of tvs for you to watch the documentary on. You get to see all the memorabilia of where it began and pictures with a cardboard cut out of David himself. At the end of the tour, you get to take home a special bottle of his Sriracha of what he manufacturers from the sambal version with all the chili's to the one with garlic and the one that everyone knows without all the seeds and just pureed to just sauce.

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Orange County, CA

I'm a life-long sriracha sauce fan. I also grew up eating sambal in my food since I was in elementary school. Huy Fong Foods products has been a part of my entire life. So when I noticed that they were giving tours for chili grinding season, I jumped at the chance to sign up. It's FREE. We arrived at our allotted time and parked. They check parking passes and they only allow 120 cars per timeslot. There is security waving people in. We walked up to registration and checked in. We were given some punch cards, a red hair net, and a tour map. We took some pictures in front of the backdrop with a cut out of David Tran and blow up Sriracha bottles. Then we started the tour.

The tour is fairly short, but you get to see the entire process, from the pepper hopper, grinding, storage, assembly, and packaging. It's all done in-house, which is impressive. Even the plastic bottles are blown in their machines! The tour was pretty awesome especially since each person was given a free 35th anniversary shirt, sriracha ice cream, food samples, a 9-oz 35th anniversary sriracha bottle and a tumbler cup made from the same plastic as a sriracha bottle. As we were leaving, David Tran actually showed up for pictures, so I got a picture with him too! For a free tour, you get a ton which goes to show how much they love their fans. This was one of the better tours that I've been on. Thanks Huy Fong Foods!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Huy Fong Food is the maker of the famous rooster logo siriratcha hot sauce. Their are iconic in hot sauce world.

They starting offer public reserve free tour since 2014. The tour is self guide and show the process from start to finish.

The best part is the free sample, shirt and small bottle of their sauce.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I took a little time off to take the factory tour. It's AWESOME. It's very cool how something you eat is made. The tour is really designed to educate and let people know how it's made. It was never designed to sell merchandise and other sriracha related trinkets.

My tour was supposed to start at 11, but we didn't leave until closer to 11:30. It was me and one other guy, so we got to ask a lot of questions and stop to take lots of pictures.

Even founder David Tran walked through the lobby to grab something before heading back to his office. I regret not taking a picture with him.

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Local from West Covina

Thank you Huy Fong Foods for opening your doors to the public for an awesome tour of your factory! We started out the tour by checking in and getting or swagged out hairnets. I had to bust it on right away. Once the tour started, the owner himself David Tran opened the doors and welcomed everyone. I got my photo opt with Mr. Tran, then off to the tour. This was a self guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. FYI, once you get to the chili room, there's a reason they give you a tissue. It is so interesting to see the process of how the famous Sriracha sauce is made. After the tour ended we got a taste of SRIRACHA ICE CREAM AND POPCORN AND CHOCOLATE, all are interesting tastes. I like the ice cream! After the tour we got our free t-shirts and small sriracha bottles. It was a great day at the factory. We even got a ride back to our car :D

I will be back for more!

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Local from Diamond Bar, California, USA

Free Tour. Free Sriracha. Free Sriracha Ice Cream. Free T-Shirt.

Sign me up!

The whole place was welcoming and we were even welcomed by humble owner David Tran. He was greeting all the guests.

PARKING:
You park for free and they will shuttle you to the front entrance. So nice.

REGISTER:
When you pick up your stuff, you get a hair net, free ice cream card, and a voucher for your free t-shirt and sriracha and a brochure with the tour of the place.

TOUR:
You went through the front entrance to the back of the packing area and move to the shipment of the peppers. You see the peppers being delivered and dropped to be washed. Then you walk through to the entire process
DROP OFF-WASH-INGREDIENTS MIX - SAUCED - BOTTLED - PACKED

ROOSTER STORE:
Everything here is cheaper than online. A Sriracha shirt online is about $15+ but here it's $8-1. 0

FREE SWAG:
Pepper, T-Shirt, Sriracha,Sriracha Ice Cream, samples of popcorn and chocoalte

OVERALL:
Great tour if you LOVE Sriracha! :D

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Local from Cerritos, California, USA
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Witness the mating ritual of the Sriracha, where male Srirachas & female Srirachas meet to procreate offspring bound for a restaurant near you.

Huy Fong Foods offers complimentary tours of their factory during the chili season (Aug-Oct) I pre-registered via signmeup.com

Email confirmation stated due to the volume of people, no 45 min tours on the Hot 1 & Hot 2 shuttles will be given.
Instead, 20 min walking tours are what we can expect.

Arriving at the factory, I showed security my parking pass on my smartphone, then headed to the registration table, where I was handed a red hairnet, vouchers for a free t-shirt & ice cream.

Anticipating the tour to begin, I had a pic taken with a cardboard cutout of David Tran, the man behind the Sriracha franchise

When my 10:00am tour began, David himself came out to greet us, saying he'll be at the entrance for pictures after the tour. It started walking past shrinkwrapped pallets of product bound for their destinations. Cutouts of David directed visitors along the tour route.

Next, we went to the truck unloading area, dumping all the chilis that make up Sriracha. Staff offered us facial tissues, in case the chili in the air proved overwhelming. I was fine. Free chil to take home with you.

Next, we walked by the salt & preservative mixing area.

Following that, we walked pass the 55 gal drum loading area.

Bottling & packaging finished the factory tour.

Cutout David thanked us for the tour & directed everyone to the Rooster Room.

The Rooster Room had a variety of merchandise to take home, all priced at cost!

Samples of Sriracha products were available to try-

Sriracha popcorn

Sriracha sunflower seeds

Sriracha caramels (these had a kick)

One of the highlights of the tour, Sriracha ice cream!
A mix of chocolate & vanilla soft serve, this frozen treat was delicious, with a finishing note of heat with each lick.

Everyone took home a free 34th anniversary green Sriracha t-shirt & a bottle of Sriracha.

Thanks, David & the entire staff at Huy Fong Foods for granting us access to your factory where the spicy magic happens! An outing that's entirely free, I enjoyed a Saturday morning seeing how Sriracha goes from a chili to tables all around the world.

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Local from City of Industry, California, USA
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