TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce owes much of its unique, pungent flavor to the handcrafted way it’s been made for over 140 years. Equally important is the heart of the one family who created this world-famous sauce as a labor of love.
In 1868, Edmund McIlhenny mixed up his own personal pepper sauce recipe with three simple ingredients: fully aged red peppers, salt from Avery Island, Louisiana, and high-quality, distilled vinegar. Decades of competing recipes have only confirmed that the flavor of McIlhenny’s recipe could not be surpassed, and today TABASCO® Original Red Sauce is still made in essentially the same way.
Why has TABASCO® Sauce become so popular the world over? It’s simple: put it on any food you like, and it’ll make you like it even more! Because TABASCO® Sauce brings out a food’s flavor while adding a peppery punch of its own. Splash it on everything from Mexican food to Italian, seafood to sandwich spreads, Eggs Benedict to Bloody Marys!
Here’s a secret to the success of TABASCO® Sauce: instead of overpowering food’s flavors, it enhances them. Use it on anything you like!