How Tabasco Sauce Is Made
Tabasco’s factory on Avery Island, Louisiana has been making the same hot sauce recipe since 1868. The pepper seeds for the sauce are made on Avery Island, then they’re shipped to farms in Latin America to ripen into chilis. The farmed seeds are then shipped back to LI to sit in barrels for three years back on Avery Island. The chili-salt solution undergoes multiple processes before it’s bottled up to sell. Each year, $200 million of Tabasco sauce is sold. Here’s how it’s made.