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Ever Wonder How and Where Tabasco Sauce is Made? Louisiana

Tabasco Sauce is perhaps the most people’s favorite hot sauce in the United States. Very often restaurants have Tabasco sauce as their main choice for hot sauce. The Tabasco brand seems to be well known by everyone. Did you know that it comes from beautiful Avery Island, Louisiana and also it has been created at the same location since 1868?

The Tabasco Sauce Company in Avery Island, Louisiana

The Tobasco Sauce factory in Avery Island, Louisiana.

The Tobasco Sauce factory in Avery Island, Louisiana.

CBS News show 60 Minutes did a special report on this history of Tabasco Sauce and the location where it’s been manufactured since 1868. Being in Avery Island is like stepping back 100 years. Avery Island is a stretch of private land in the bayous. It is full of extraordinary wildlife and history. The Tabasco company has been family run by descendant family members of its founder Edmund McIlhenney since 1868.

Sanjay Gupta Travels on Assignment to Avery Island to Explore the Island but Mostly Learn About Tabasco Sauce and Its History

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Sanjay Gupta of 60 Minutes on assignment in Avery Island.

In this short video hosted by Sanjay Gupta, explains the origins of Tabasco Sauce and explores the natural beauty of Avery Island. Consuming the sauce was more difficult for him than he thought it would be.  A deeper understanding and respect for the Tabasco sauce brand of sauces has grown a lot for him.

Louisiana does have a variety of other hot sauces. Food from the bayou just wouldn’t taste the same without the spice of adding hot sauce. It’s not a secret that hot sauce is loved by many restaurant customers.. Hopefully this video and article will give you hot sauce lovers a whole new appreciation for Louisiana’s bayou country as well as Tabasco sauce.

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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