Research Outline

U.S. Sales and Market Sizing


To find out the most popular Asian hot sauce brands in terms of their US sales.

Early Findings

  • According to, Sriracha is perhaps the best-known Asian hot sauce in the US, largely because it has developed a cult following among young people.
  • The popularity of Sriracha as an Asian hot sauce also finds validation in a paste magazine article which terms it as ‘everyone’s favorite hot sauce’ that started showing up on menus in every kind of restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining.
  • However, the article also mentions another Asian hot sauce Gochujang quickly taking over menus across the US.
  • On Instacart’s list of the 10 most popular hot sauces in America, ‘Huy Fong Foods Sriracha hot sauce’ and ‘Ninja Squirrel Sriracha hot sauce’ find their place at number 3 and number 10 respectively.
  • According to, Huy Fong's Sriracha is "totally mainstream" in the U.S. now, where, in 2018, it made US$80 million in revenue.
  • Riding on the trend Huy Fong started, American stalwart Tabasco now sells a Tabasco-brand Sriracha ("A Louisiana twist on the classic Thai recipe").
  • Heinz also has a Sriracha ketchup.

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