Remember the famous #PinkSauce that trended on TikTok in 2022? We couldn’t stop dreaming about the bright, cheery, creamy concoction created by Chef Pii in her Miami kitchen. This sensational sauce is claimed to increase the flavor profile of savory foods in a vibrant and punchy way.
Lucky for us, a vegan and gluten-free version has launched at over 4,000 Walmart locations across the nation, be available in limited quantities until July.
Small-Batch #PinkSauce Releases Just Weren’t Enough
Those of you who paid attention to the hype may have also noticed that the sauce’s popularity led to a few less-than-ideal circumstances. Trying to launch it on her own with do-it-yourself labeling and packing, Chef Pii left a bigger margin for error than she realized. People took advantage of the situation by complaining about the taste not being consistent, citing health concerns, and even claiming that they were getting sick because of the sauce. Even those who were thrilled with their purchases claimed there just wasn’t enough to go around.
That is… until our friends at Dave’s Gourmet swooped in to save the day.
The Promising New Formula is A Sustainable Replica
Those who got the chance to taste Chef Pii’s original blend enjoyed a delicate balance in her ethically sourced ingredients: sunflower seed oil, raw honey, garlic, dragon fruit, pink Himalayan sea salt, dried spices, lemon juice, water, milk, distilled vinegar, and citric acid.
The team at Dave’s Gourmet has formulated an almost identical tasting recipe that both cuts costs for them and introduces something even better: a dairy-free, vegan and shelf-stable product.
“In less than a week, we nailed it,” Dave’s Gourmet President David Neuman said in a statement. “Our R&D team was able to re-formulate the sauce to match Chef Pii’s exact color and flavor profile for the product and at the same time change some of the ingredients to make the sauce less complicated, dairy-free, and clean of any preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.”
Say “Goodbye” To Any Health Worries
The appearance of #PinkSauce on Walmart shelves brings with it some more amazing news: the new formula has been FDA-approved and is now made in a Safe Quality Food (SQF) facility.
If you want to snag one of your own, the price point even seems reasonable: it costs just $9.99 to obtain a 12oz bottle.