Tabasco Brand Original Red SauceThree Simple Ingredients
The hot sauce that started it all. Our classic pepper sauce is beloved all over the world and sold in over 195 countries and territories. Endlessly versatile, enhance the flavor of any food with a dash of our signature sauce. Our slow, artisanal process is carefully managed from seed to sauce on Avery Island, Louisiana.
A Five-Generation Labor of Love
TABASCO Original Red Pepper Sauce is made with three simple ingredients and aged in oak barrels for up to three years on Avery Island, Louisiana, before bottling. The recipe originating from Edmund McIlhenny in 1868 has been used by the McIlhenny family for nearly 150 years.
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.
Following company tradition, all of our peppers are picked by hand. Pickers ensure ripeness by comparing the color of the peppers to a small wooden dowel, "le petit bâton rouge," painted the preferred hue of TABASCO Brand red.
A member of the McIlhenny family personally selects the best plants in the field during harvest. The pepper seeds from those plants are treated and dried for use in the following year’s crop.
Aged For Up To Three Years
Our pepper mash is aged and perfected in white oak barrels for up to three years. This process creates the subtle flavors unique to TABASCO Sauce. Every batch of pepper mash is personally inspected by a McIlhenny family member to ensure the highest quality for our sauces.
Made from ingredients that have not been genetically modified.
Considered Gluten Free according to the definitions set forth by the FDA.
Complies with the requirements of Jewish Dietary Laws and are Kosher-Pareve.
Produced under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).