Everyone loves Sriracha, hence why people were so up in arms when news of a shortage broke. There's a reason it's so popular, and it's best explained by science. 

The things that preserve the additive are also what make it amazing. Thank the combination of salt, sugar and vinegar for helping to maintain Sriracha's long shelf-life, while also giving it that distinct red coloring.

In addition to educating you, the video will also make you hungry. Hopefully, you have some Sriracha nearby, and just know that there's nothing wrong with keeping a bottle stashed somewhere inside of your cubicle at work. No judgement, whatsoever.

[via Gothamist]

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