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What is ‘pink sauce’? Why experts say this TikTok-famous condiment is ‘absolutely not’ safe to eat

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Pink sauce, a condiment developed by a Miami-based chef, has gone viral due to its bright pink hue and a nutrition label misprint. (Photo: thepinksauce.com)

Lately, Social media has been obsessed with a vibrantly-hued condiment slathered on top of gyros, chicken wings and shrimp. This is definitely not your regular honey mustard or even the colorful ketchup of the early 2000s: This is “pink sauce,” and people have lots of questions about it.

The viscous sauce gives major Pepto Bismol vibes and currently has the internet divided. Some love adding pink sauce on majority of what they consume while others, not so much.

Chef Pii, a Miami-based private chef, is the creator behind the viral pink sauce, which has garnered nearly 90 million views on TikTok and continues to draw curiosity. The sauce boasts a $20 price tag, something that doesn’t seem to be deterring people from buying it. But what’s in pink sauce?

What is pink sauce made of?

According to ThePinkSauce.com, the ingredients include dragon fruit, honey, sunflower seed oil, garlic and chili pepper. Curious how it tastes? You’re not alone. That’s part of the hype surrounding this mysterious homemade pink sauce.

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“It was sweet and spicy with a light ranch flavor,” TikToker Trenton Stewart, who purchased the sauce, tells Yahoo Life. “As far as trying it on salads and other foods, I haven’t experienced any digestive issues or adverse feelings.”

Stewart shared a TikTok about the sauce that went viral: More than five million users have viewed the clip, in which he shows the back of his pink sauce bottle, pointing out the nutrition label reads there are “444 servings” … per bottle.

Customers like Stewart received the bad label, but after some days , Chef Pii took the app to clear up the mishap saying it was a mistake: There are actually 444 grams of pink sauce in each container, not 444 servings. “The grams got mixed up with the serving size,” she says in the video. “It’s about 30 servings per container. It was a mistake. We have fixed the issue.”

Apart from the nutrition label mishap, customers on TikTok have observed that the color and consistency of the sauce is not the same across the board. It also doesn’t seem to be packaged in a delivery-safe way — with many receiving open bottles that have leaked in transit or appear to have changed consistency during the shipping process.

TikTokers like makeup artist Destiny Simms, have posted TikToks chronicling their pink sauce taste tests. Simms’ verdict? It tasted like a, “weird sweet ranch.” In her TikTok, Simms asks friends if they’d “pay $20 for a bottle” of the sauce. “If you pay $20 for a bottle of this, you’re an absolute idiot,” one says.

So is this pink condiment actually safe to consume? Food experts say no.

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