Bottles of Pink sauce on white.
Why It's So Hard To Recreate The Infamous Viral Pink Sauce
By David Tran
TikTok personality Chef Pii’s famous Pink sauce went viral in 2022 for all the wrong reasons, and the pink condiment has led to memes, debates, and people attempting to recreate the sauce, which is trickier than it seems. Luckily, Melissa Rogers, known as @MelissaEnchant, documented her attempts at recreating the sauce in a Twitter thread that went viral in July 2022.
Chef Pii has remained quiet on the sauce’s exact ingredients, so Rogers recreated the Pink sauce two ways: how it was marketed, and based on the actual ingredients listed on the label. First, Rogers recreated the condiment using ingredients from a promotional graphic: dragon fruit, sunflower seed oil, honey, chili, and garlic — but this recipe failed.
Rogers then recreated the Pink sauce using the bottle label — the sauce apparently contains water, salt, spices, lemon juice, and milk in addition to the promoted ingredients. However, the sauce was too liquid, leading Rogers to believe Chef Pii used mayo instead of milk, so Rogers recreated the sauce again using mayo and disregarding the order of the ingredients listed on the label.
With two parts oil to one part mayo and a hint of whole garlic & splash of dragon fruit, Rogers made something close to resembling Pink sauce. Still, as Rogers noted on Twitter, it's hard to replicate the Pink sauce without an accurate list of ingredients, and the final verdict was that "It's not bad but it's not good. It's kind of like a summer aioli sauce that's heavy on the garlic & chili."