TODAY   |  October 30, 2013

Hot topic: Willie and Natalie sample smelly hot sauce

TODAY’s Willie Geist and Natalie Morales taste the controversial Sriracha hot sauce, which has many residents of Southern California hot under the collar due to the strong smell emanating from its factory.

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>>> welcome back to today. it's wednesday morning, october 30th , 2013 . i'm willie along with natalie. this story out of california. the city filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the hot sauce which a lot of people know.

>> i love it. it's delicious.

>> they asked the company to stop production of the sauce until it controlled the odors coming from the factory. it overwhelms the town. it's causing eye and throat irritations and headaches. so overpowering one kid's birthday party had to be moved inside to escape it.

>> they said the company should install a filtration system. we're going to give it a try this morning.

>> willie, come on, you first.

>> we didn't have tracrackers so just use the spoon.

>> cheers.

>> is that a lot? seems like a lot.

>> really good?

>> and hot. i can see why that would shutdown a kid's birthday party .

>> oh, yeah, sweet.

>> oh, heavens to betsy .

>> i don't think i can talk anymore.

>> you take it.