Hillary Clinton’s hot sauce in her bag has ties to Austin, swag

Ninja Squirrel Sriracha is a hot sauce from the Austin-based Whole Foods Market. Photo from Whole Foods.

Ninja Squirrel Sriracha is a hot sauce from the Austin-based Whole Foods Market. Photo from Whole Foods.

Beyonce isn’t the only leading lady with hot sauce in her bag.

This week, Hillary Clinton was on the primary trail in New York and did an interview with a radio station, where she talked about carrying around a bottle of hot sauce in her bag, just like Queen Bey, who mentioned it in her wildly successful video “Formation.”

Time magazine reached out to her campaign to find out what kind, and it turns out that Clinton prefers the Ninja Squirrel Sriracha hot sauce from Whole Foods Market.

I’ve never had Ninja Squirrel, but Clinton apparently eats it every day and her love of hot sauce goes way back.

From Time:

In 2008, she told 60 Minutes her habit of regularly eating chilies to stay healthy goes back to 1992. At the White House in the 1990s, Clinton boasted a collection of more than 100 hot sauces, according to a December report by the Associated Press. In Monday’s radio interview, Clinton reiterated that her love of hot sauce is partly to do with its health benefits.

“No seriously, hot sauce. I’ve been eating a lot of hot sauce. Raw peppers and hot sauce,” she said. “Because I think it keeps my immune system strong. I think hot sauce is good for you, in moderation.”

Apparently she’s not the only Ninja Squirrel superfan. The hot sauce has its own Facebook page.

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