The world has its first pink sauce that is an overnight TikTok sensation. But its name is crowded with controversy, here’s why.
The TikTok viral pink sauce
Pink Sauce, a Pepto-hued sauce manufactured and sold by a Florida chef, has become the latest obsession of TikTok. Being a first of its kind, pink sauce is going viral but not for the reasons you think. This item has received its share of negative reviews. Many of its consumers are upset about a $20 sauce they purchased online.
Not sure what to make of the entire situation or have never heard of Pink Sauce before? Well here’s all you need to know about this controversy.
What is the pink sauce from TikTok?
First, let us take a look at what pink sauce is. The main brains behind this sauce is Veronica Shaw, commonly known as @Chef.pii on TikTok. Being a personal chef from Miami, Florida, Veronica has been creating this sauce for customers for over a year, long before its blow up on TikTok. The pink sauce has launched a vegan version to cater to the needs of its consumers better.
She can be seen using her sauce on many fried foods from French fries to vegetables and even a MacDonald’s whopper in her posts on TikTok.
The controversy over Tiktok’s pink sauce
As Pink Sauce went viral, the complaints and criticisms began to pour in. Customers initially complained about receiving broken bottles and rotten-smelling sauce, which was attributed to a problematic shipping process that has since been fixed.
Several packaging issues were also discovered by TikTokers. To begin with, the product’s label spelled “vinegar” incorrectly. Another complaint was that in countless videos and photography of the pink sauce the color of the pink sauce is all over the place, ranging from pop-of-color fuchsia to something approximating Pepto-Bismol.
People have started making fun of the instability of the pink coloring in the pink sauce as seen in the two examples below.
Some commenters question if Pink Sauce is produced in a hygienic atmosphere and even supplied legally. The chef allegedly caught some heat when caught dodging questions about the FDA approval of the sauce but later assured that FDA standards for food safety were being followed. But the following video challenges those claims.