Seven on your Side takes a road trip to the Tabasco company's private island in the bayous of Louisiana. According to Quartz.com, the hot sauce market has grown by 150% over the past decade. The pepper sauce industry is burning up the charts, and it all began with Tabasco.
Tabasco Sauce was born on Avery Island, Louisiana in 1868. The island is a salt dome in the bayous of Louisiana. Edmund McIlhenny invented Tabasco after moving to Avery Island after the Civil War.
The family-owned business is responsible for making food go from bland to hot. It's sold in 185 countries across the world. We went to Avery Island to find out what makes that red sauce with a kick so popular. We asked Elias, a "seasoned" vet, who's called the island home his entire life.
"When I was a kid, we had our own little schoolhouse here," Elias Landry said.