Did you know that every bottle of
Tabasco sauce sold worldwide was bottled
right here in LA, and has been since 1868?
Avery Island, LA is not really an island (it is inland LA), but it is surrounded by water, canals, bayous, and you have to cross a bridge to get to it. The McIlhenny family have been making
Tabasco sauce here since 1868.
The island has the
and pepper fields, and which are all
open to the public. There is also a salt mine which is not public, where they
get the salt to use in processing Jungle
tour includes museum, greenhouse, barrel warehouse, factory tour of blending
vats and bottling, packaging. If you go Monday-Thursday you can see the
bottling action. Country store and restaurant include all things Tabasco including the
ice cream, we were waiting for our free sample until we saw the face on the
girl in front of us, and changed our minds.
The grounds are very well kept, there are huge live oak trees hanging with moss. A must-see piece of local history.
see how its made HERE
and more pix HERE