Bringing the Heat: 3 Fun Facts About Tabasco Sauce
When it comes to Cajun food at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, Tabasco is one of those condiments our guests just can’t live without! It’s a household staple, but did you know there’s quite a storied past for this hot little number? Impress your friends with these fun facts about tabasco sauce, courtesy of your friends at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!
1. Tabasco Pepper Seeds are Stored in a Vault
Thinking about growing your own Tabasco peppers and making your own sauce? Think again. The McIlhenny family (the family who founded the Tabasco company in the first place) owns Avery Island, a small island just west of New Orleans where all of the prize peppers are grown. Once harvested, the heirloom pepper seeds are stored away in a vault to keep them safe and secure.
2. Tabasco Labels are Printed in 22 Different Languages
In 1868, Tabasco hit the shelves as a high end condiment worth having in every kitchen in America. It started in the South and quickly spread throughout the United States, with the help of the armed forces who gave it to soldiers in the Vietnam War and began serving it in MREs. Today, the delicious flavors of Tabasco can be found in 185 countries with labels printed in 22 different languages! Even the Queen of England has Tabasco on her table.
3. Three Ingredients – Never More, Never Less
The recipe for Tabasco sauce hasn’t changed one bit in its 150 years of existence. Tabasco sauce has simply three ingredients: Tabasco peppers, salt, and vinegar. The flavor is all in those prize peppers and it doesn’t need any fancying up to make it delicious.
Feeling smarter? We hope so.
Now ready for some Tabasco-laden Cajun food? Visit Razzoo’s Cajun Café for the best Cajun food in Texas and North Carolina! You’ll find a bottle of Tabasco on each table, so dress your food up to your heart’s content.