rodin, I understand your frustration but the bottom line is Huy Fong Foods registered the name Sriracha, others had the same chance but didn't. Any reading at all on the product and it clearly states so on the bottle it's made in the USA. Therefore it was created for American tastes and it outsells all other "authentic" Thai sauces combined. It was voted Best Ingredient of the year by Bon Appetit's magazine in 2010. I have found Shark brand here in Mexico and in all honestly, for my tastes and what I like to cook I'll take Rooster Brand over the runny "authentic" brand. In a strange twist, Rooster Sauce is also now produced here in Mexico but the bottle has a shark on it, not the rooster. Ironic...but I think the irony is lost on others.