In case you missed it, the price of chili has skyrocketed in the past few weeks. In certain wet markets around Metro Manila, the price of siling labuyo went up to P1,000 per kilo—prompting Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to urge consumers to plant their own sili. Despite the news, many Filipinos found the humor in the situation and got a little creative with their social media posts. Here are some of the 10 funniest memes and tweets in reaction to rising siling labuyo prices.

It seems like chili is the new truffle.

Here's to alternative payment options.

Crossing our fingers that this doesn't actually affect spicy Chickenjoy prices.


Never leave your valuables unattended!

Hypebeasts, take note.

Art imitates life.

Imagine diving into a red-hot pile of siling labuyo.

Eleanor Young is shaking.

No words.

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