Last week, Compucast piled into Jenny’s trusty RV and took a day trip to Avery Island, LA, to visit the Tabasco factory! The island is about 140 miles west of New Orleans; the drive took about 3 hours, but good company made it feel shorter.
We know all of our clients are familiar with Tabasco–the bottle’s signature green emblem and fiery red contents can be found on just about every restaurant table from here to Gulf Shores. But did you know that the salt used in Tabasco comes from the island’s underground salt mines? In fact, the island itself is made of salt. This was just one of the many things we learned on our tour of the Tabasco production plant, which has been located on Avery Island since its founding in 1868.
After the tour, we explored the island’s Jungle Gardens, home to hundreds, if not thousands, of snowy white egrets (Michael notes that the most memorable moment of this part of the trip was when an alligator almost–but not quite–snapped up a low-flying egret). Then it was back to the RV for a sleepy ride home.¬†We’re looking forward to our next company trip!