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Sriracha bottles selling as high as $80 online amid ongoing shortage

Prices for one of America’s most recognizable Sriracha hot sauce brands have skyrocketed on places like eBay and Amazon. It’s been more than a year since those red bottles of Sriracha with the green caps and rooster logo manufactured by California-based Huy Fong Foods first began vanishing off store shelves.

The Sriracha shortage − caused by a lack of the chili peppers central to the recipe of the popular hot sauce − has inspired some enterprising individuals to resell their coveted stock to those willing to spend a pretty penny to obtain a bottle… or two.

The price for a bottle of Huy Fong Sriracha that used to cost under $10 has drastically skyrocketed on places like eBay and Amazon, where resellers are taking advantage of the product being in short supply with no end in sight.

A search of eBay listings Monday morning showed that some bottles of the sauce are going for three − or even in some cases, 10 − times their original value.

In one of the more egregious examples, a 12-pack of 28-ounce bottles sold for $415 ($34.58 per bottle) after receiving 28 bids. One seller on the site was selling bottles of the same size for around $30, while another offered the product for an even more precipitous $80 a pop.

In case you were trying to get your hands on a more affordable bottle of sriracha sauce, a list of similar sauces from different brands can be found here. Try to save yourself some money unless you REALLY need that sriracha! We might need to restock here soon!