11/06/2015 08:08 BST | Updated 11/06/2015 08:59 BST

Everyone Loves Sriracha, Here's Why It Tastes So Good

Ever wondered why Sriracha hot sauce is so God damn addictive?

Well, thanks to the brainy bods at Wired, you're about to find out.

Sriracha is made up of red jalapeño chilli peppers, which obviously adds the spice element to the sauce, as well as garlic, sugar, salt, distilled vinegar (which helps the flavour and extends the sell-by date) and Xanthan Gum.

Combined, they result in a real taste sensation.

Want to know what these ingredients actually do to your brain? Watch and learn...


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