Oh, so THAT's Why Sriracha Tastes Great With Everything

Watch this video and you'll understand why that special red sauce works like magic

We always thought it was mysterious how Sriracha tastes so good on just about everything, but now there's a scientific explanation behind our deep love for this spicy condiment. The guys over at the American Chemical Society put together a video that explains what happens when we consume Sriracha:

As explained in the video, Sriracha is made of ground red jalapeño chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt, sugar and a couple of preservatives. The red chilies, like other peppers, contain Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin, which account for the powerful punch we feel when they hit our tastebuds. These molecules trick our mouths into thinking we’re consuming something incredibly hot, and our bodies react to this “heat” by releasing endorphins to compensate for the pain. Which explains why we get that “runners' high” every time we taste the red stuff-- and why we're constantly running out of it. Excuse us while we dash out to the store....

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