Friday, December 2, 2011

Source of Tabasco, Avery Island, LA, Dec 2, 2011

Today we took a day trip to where Tabasco sauce is made,  Avery Island, Louisiana.

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Check out this link to see how Tabasco is made, quite a story.

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While we were on our self guided tour watching four processing lines, they bottled over 10,000 bottles.  The bottles processed today were headed to Russia. (They ship to over 160 countries.)

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Below is the original recipe handwriten by Edmond McIlhenny in 1868.

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To make sure the pepper are picked at the peak of ripeness, the pickers use this “little red stick” to match the red color for the perfect ripeness color.

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See our new Christmas Tree thanks to Wal-Mart.  It is a 32” Fiber Optic Tree.  Sure looks nice on our dash.  I am planning on adding our own ornaments to the tree when we get to Livingston, TX.

4 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

I didn't realize they shipped to that many countries. And we have that same tree sitting on our table right now blinking at us. It is the perfect size. Enjoy your tree.

Elaine and Rick said...

wow on the tabasco sauce thats one big bottle you were standing next to..love your tree :)

Kathy said...

Very pretty Tannenbaum!
We had to "deep six" our little tree.
There's just so many years you can squish a tree into a Rubbermaid!LOL

Tabasco Museum sounded very interesting, especially if you like things HOT! :)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Love that stuff, that factory is definitely on the list:)

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