Tabasco Sauce Factory

Posted: May 11, 2013 in Photography, Travel

One of my favorite hot sauce places is the Tabasco Sauce Factory in Avery Island, LA. Why would that be? I love hot sauce and I LOVE Tabasco. Upon touring one will learn the secrets of making Tabasco Hot Sauce which takes over three years. You will learn that it is shipped worldwide and bottles are labeled in different languages. In fact, China is one of the largest foreign importers of Tabasco.

There are free samples of jalapeno ice cream and hot pepper soda that you cannot get anywhere else. There is a country store to purchase anything Tabasco, and you’re in the heart of Cajun country. What could not be better than that? Oh! And Jungle Gardens is right next door.

This is another fun thing to do if you are in the area and love traveling.

Here are some of my photos that I have taken at the factory.

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This is how the sauce is made in recycled Jack Daniel’s Whiskey barrels.


How the Tabasco Peppers are picked by hand mostly in Latin countries these days.


The Tabasco Country Store


And let me tell you folks! Even the fish catch fire when they eat a Tabasco Pepper.


And all around the surrounding area one will see fields of sugar cane.


  1. I used to love McIlhenny’s Tabasco sauce. Then one fine day I went to a restaurant in Slidell, Louisiana (on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain) and ate at a restaurant that had a few billion different kinds of hot sauce. Tabasco was mile compared to many of them. I asked the server which was the hottest and it was one from Brazil or Argentina made with habanero chilis. I had finally found a hot sauce that was too hot for me. I did find a very tasty and very hot sauce that I really liked made with cayenne peppers in Costa Rica: “Ass in the Tub Hot Sauce.” If you ever see it, try it.

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