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“Super comprehensive, only 30 mins”
Review of Huy Fong Foods

Huy Fong Foods
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Irwindale
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In the short time we were there, you get the chance to see the full warehouse, on site bottle making process, all the millions of drums that store peppers, the bottling process, and to learn some fun facts. Its astounding how much they make in an hour. I'm beyond impressed with how they dont push products on you from a gift shop, and offer a ride in a cute little golf cart to take you around this GIANT COMPLEX. Its worth it. I will be going back for life!

Thank Hanna J
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This tour is a really good insight into the processing, bottling and storage of a very successful commercial food plant. Our tour guide was very professional and provided a high amount of knowledge of the complete plant from the start of the sauce making process to the end. This plant is extremely clean and nearly all areas of the plant are open to the public except for the one room. The tour is very interesting and roughly runs for about an hour, as a thank you from the company you receive a small bottle of sauce for attending the tour. At the completion of the tour you are taken into the rooster room(gift shop) where they sell a wide range of clothing, sauces and other novelties which are really well priced.
Highly recommended

Thank wayde w
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

#sirachalove The Irwindale manufacturing facility every year around pepper harvest time gives free 1 hour tours whereby you can do a self-guided tour to observe the pepper trucks coming in and the process of making the best hot sauce ever. The tours (starts at 10am and there's one every hour until 4pm) are usually the 4 Saturdays in September and takes about an hour. If you call and reserve a spot, you're guaranteed parking and good free swag (Siracha drawstring bag, your choice of the 3 popular Huy Fong hot sauces including siracha, and a Siracha T-shirt. However, you don't have to have a confirmed tour to do the tour- it just guarantees you parking and swag. The plant is very clean with self-guided tours walking around the perimeter of the plant. It's pretty cool if you are curious about how things are made - from seed to sauce, bottle making to filling, etc. The Rooster store has readably priced kitch items including a good selection of T-shirts. Go to Huy Fong Foods website for more details.

Thank SolanaBeach2014
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Sriracha Sauce is enjoyed in 26 countries. It is a hot sauce enjoyed by millions, also being kosher.

I saw that they give tours of their factory so I went. We were driven around on a large golf cart. See my photos.

Since 2013 Huy Fong Foods is in a 650,000 square feet facility in Irwindale. Initially they had problems with neighbors who did not like the smell but now there is no problem. The name of the company came from the Taiwanese ship that took the owner from Vietnam to Hong Kong. He is an ethnic Chinese. Something is lost in the translation because the Chinese name is the Chinese name for HSBC.

This is chili harvest time and in the lot were several double trailers emptying jalapenos into the roasters. Huy Fong only buys peppers from Underwood Family Farms.

Sriracha is made from peppers, sugar, garlic and not much else. They only have three products, Sriracha, Chili Garlic, and Sambal Oelek, my favorite. They make just about everything themselves, the sauces, the bottles, the storage containers. The factory is highly automated and uses robots. All were designed by the owner, David Tran. Full-time staff is only about 100. According to our tour guide emplyees get full medical coverage paid for. The entire factory is cleaner than a hospital.

The business philosophy is very conservative. They make what they make and that is it. There is no research into new products. There is no tie-in marketing.

Except for a small gift shop there is no retail sales. We each got an 8 ounce bottle for free.

Thank WWLL
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Got a manufacturing tour of the facility and it was so much fun. It was chili grinding season and so the factory was operating non stop even on weekend! There was lion dancing shoes, complimentary snacks and free t shirts! Awesome

Thank Iris W
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