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Avery Island, Louisiana

TABASCO!!!!! Avery Island Reviews

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tour the Tabasco plant and get a free sample! Mar 15, 2005
Avery Island is home to the Tabasco sauce plant and offers free tours of the sauce making process as well as providing a free sample of tabasco sauce. I'm not a huge fan of Tabasco sauce but this tour was fun and worth it. We got a mini bottle of sauce to take home and then were free to shop in the large store. The store had several different products containing Tabasco sauce to sample. By far the best was the Tabasco flavored ice cream!

I'm thinking we couldn't take photos since I didn't have any from the tour, or maybe I just wasn't that interested.

After touring the plant and eating our (hot!) ice cream we drove as close to the salt mine as we could. Avery Island is a big salt dome. The salt is less dense than surrounding rock so it pushed up toward the surface, and in this case broke the surface.

We also stopped briefly at Jungle Gardens, known for its lovely flowers and trees. You had to pay for entry and we didn't feel like it so we just browsed the gift shop and used the restrooms.
Tabasco Sauce sign
salt domes and oil well sign
raised relief map of Avery Island
sampling the different sauces
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