After lunch at the park, we drove to Avery Island to tour the Tabasco plant.
In the store, you could sample different Tabasco products: sauces, ice cream, soda. The soda and jalapeno ice cream were very hot. The raspberry chipotle ice cream was really good.
The peppers are still hand picked and they use a petite baton rouge (little red stick) to tell which peppers are ripe enough to pick.
After watching a video of how Tabasco sauce is made, we got to see the packaging plant in operation.
These describe the process that the peppers go through to make the sauce.