Monday, July 02, 2012

Tour of the Tabasco Plant on Avery Island, LA

I am from South Louisiana, and love my Tabasco sauce!  So our family took a tour of the plant last week. Here are a few pictures from our visit:

The tour is free, which is so uncommon these days!  It includes an 8-minute film and a walk through the bottling factory (through glass windows). 

We learned a lot of interesting facts, such as the fact that the "mash" from the peppers is not thrown out. It is sent to California and used in other products like Close Up toothpaste, Big Red gum and pepper spray.

The "country store" offers tastings as well as gifts/souveniors to purchase.

Spicy ice cream...and there was Tabasco Soda too!