Touring the Tabasco Hot Sauce Factory and Scenic Avery Island, Louisiana

15 Nov

Entry to the world famous Tabasco Plant on sleepy Avery Island, Louisiana.

Some of the stunning scenery we enjoyed on our recent visit to Avery Island.

The brick facade of the Tabasco plant — looks a bit like a military stockade.

We toured on a Saturday afternoon, so the bottling plant was not in operation.

Eileen and the boys enjoying the tour & learning more about Scoville Units.

The company store truly does offer all things Tabasco — bring lots of $$$!

These former oak bourbon barrels are used to age the spicy red pepper mash.

Interesting choice of bait, huh?

You can even try Tabasco ice cream — sweet & smooth with a fiery finish!

Avery Island is home to a massive salt dome — first discovered back in 1862.

Another interesting tour nearby is the Konriko Rice Mill …

The Koriko (Conrad Rice Company) mill is technically in New Iberia, LA.

Konriko’s rice (stored in the above silo) has a fresh, nutty taste.

These rustic sacks of Konriko pecan rice make for great take-home gifts.

4 Responses to “Touring the Tabasco Hot Sauce Factory and Scenic Avery Island, Louisiana”

  1. Sue in Mt P November 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this place! The day I went it was rainy and dark-I could smell the peppers before I turned off the highway. And I did drop bucks in that gift shop.

    • Edward J. Guidry April 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

      Avery Island jungle gardens is a look at paradise on earth. This property is not man is completely natural and if one might want to see nature today at its greatest beauty, visit soon. The factory and gift shop tour was extremely interesting. I love what you have done with your business and your products! Thank you for a wonderful experience1 Edward and Cecilia Guidry-Tucson Az 520-270-1113

  2. Adam Gleason March 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Tabasco ice cream!! What a hoot! I’ll definitely include it on my next adventure at home,when I get the crew together to make some homemade ice cream. Check out my recipes too, if you’d like! Thanks for the suggestion and for the virtual tours!

    • Edward J. Guidry April 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      Adam…the virtual tour is one thing, but to be there is so much more. Before you leave this planet, you must take time to experience The Tabasco factory and Avery Island Jungle with your five senses. Affordable vacation leaving memories that will nedepart. Edward Guidry- Tucson AZ

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