Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Popcorn

Salsas and hot sauces now take up as much room on the American condiment shelf as catsup and mayo. And among the spicy choices, the rooster-clad squeeze bottle of Huy Fong sriracha chili sauce is fast becoming ubiquitous on our tables, and as the featured flavor in a multitude of prepackaged food products, one of the latest being Pop! Gourmet Foods' new Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Popcorn. Before I expand on its virtues, I have to say that, although I love hot and spicy foods and really dig sriracha, I'm not one those obsessed maniacs who has to put The Rooster on everything. It is not my life's flavoring. So, when I say that combining the chili sauce with popcorn is the perfect culinary marriage, you know it's not someone with completely fried taste buds doing the praising. That said, this is instantly my new favorite snack. The tangy, sweet (yes, sugar is a main ingredient) roasted heat of the sriracha is evenly balanced with the crunchy, fatty (thank you, sunflower oil), salty popcorn. It's a lot of flavor, but not too much of any one thing, which serves to make it horribly addictive as you keep coming back for that balanced combo of flavors. And only 170 calories per serving!