"Yes we are following FDA standards, however, we are currently in lab testing so once we go through lab testing we will be able to pitch to stores to put the pink sauce."
She told Today that the sauce's changing colour was a result of consumer feedback - "We changed the color due to the audience’s perspective because they were complaining that the pink was too bright."
“So then we made it a little lighter. Everything that they’re judging, those are all prototypes.”
Since then, Chef Pii halted production and secured a deal with Dave's Gourmet which is well known for its pasta sauce and hot sauce.
The partnership was announced in August last year, as Dave's Gourmet's President David Neuman said: "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."
"The sauce is manufactured under FDA guidelines in an SQF-certified facility and is shelf-stable," Dave’s Gourmet stated in a press release.
Pink sauce will be exclusively in Walmart stores until July 2023 as Chef Pii posted a TikTok of herself (in all pink of course) shopping for the condiment in a store.