I’m a condiment connoisseur. Though this may sound like a futile attempt to differentiate myself from your average white girl, I take pride in my ability to distinguish between a subpar and excellent side of ranch, sniff out a good aioli, and concoct the perfect sauce. Recently a speckled, peach-colored sauce has satisfied the stomachs of all who taste it. SAGA’s honey sriracha sauce has become the go-to condiment for flavor lovers at Hillsdale, and the Bon Appetit staff should to give the sauce its rightful place in the condiment kingdom. Put the honey sriracha sauce in a pump, like ketchup and mustard, at every food venue on campus.
Students have noticed strong improvements lately in Bon Appetit’s diversity of flavors, quality of food, and specialty sauces. Along with the honey sriracha, Bon Appetit has also created a delicious chipotle mayo and vibrant parmesan pesto. Bon Appetit crafted this collection of captivating condiments in its own kitchen, proving its dedication to the appeasement of student taste buds. Because Bon Appetit mass produces food to feed more than 1,000 students at every meal, some people might assume the meals could lack a unique flavor profile that keeps them wanting more. But with these new sauces, specifically the honey sriracha, students are no longer sacrificing seasoning for convenience.
The smoky, chili taste combined with the sticky, sweet honey creates an experience that appeals to both spice seekers from Southern California and syrup savants from Vermont. Because of its complex flavor, this condiment pairs perfectly with almost any entree in the dining hall, from turkey patties to pepperoni pizza to taco bowls. Honey sriracha is the new ketchup – a versatile, fan-favorite addition to any meal.
With my constant desire for tasty dips, I use an obscene amount of honey sriracha at every SAGA meal. So you can understand my disappointment when I walked up to the sandwich station, preparing to add some sauce to my meal, and heard the splat of the empty squirt bottle. It’s the sound of hope turning to despair, and it’s starting to happen a lot more because of honey sriracha’s increased popularity. The sauce has run out, and no matter how vigorously I shake the bottle or desperately search for another container, there never seems to be one another in sight.
This is why Bon Appetit should dispense honey sriracha in a large pump next to the ketchup and mustard. Not only does the flavor profile warrant such an upgrade, but its increasing popularity demands it. As more students discover its creamy, tangy goodness, the more they will crave SAGA’s best condiment.
But the installment of honey sriracha pumps should go much further than the Knorr Family Dining room. AJ’s, with its Grab ‘n’ Go and hot options, should also be blessed with this glorious condiment.
Grab ‘n’ Go food is always refrigerated, and it can be a bit dry. With a honey sriracha pump, students would be able to add a familiar taste to these new meals, while simultaneously making it more palatable to scarf down before class.
The various hot entrees and fries at AJ’s also provide the perfect opportunity for a self-serve honey sriracha pump. All other AJ’s condiments come in the form of to-go packets. While convenient, these containers can be a hassle to open, hard to empty, and contain a disappointing amount of sauce. With a honey sriracha pump, the convenience of simply squirting some sauce onto your meal and running off to your next meeting is still present, while reducing waste and allowing ease of access.
The next greatest area of improvement, and the best way to please the student body, would be to add a pump of this special sauce in all food venues because honey, we need some more sriracha.