Ah Tabasco Sauce, love it or hate it, it's been around since just after the Civil War. This fiery pepper sauce is the backbone of Louisiana cuisine and graces tables all over the world. So what are the beginnings of this iconic brand?
The sauce was originally bottled in cologne bottles and caught on very quickly in Louisiana but it wasn't until the late 1800's that it started to catch on in the rest of the USA. While the insanely spicy cooking we see today was years away from being dreamed up, Tabasco was able to brighten up what was otherwise a rather dull and boring diet in that time period. The sauce was universally accepted by the time this ad came out in 1905 but I'm not really sure if was mostly used by the middle class or if the upper class used it as well. One thing is for sure though, even in the darkest corners of the world today you can still find Tabasco sauce for sale.