Friday, August 29, 2014

Hot Sauce, A Louisiana Tradition, 1807 - Part 2

Blogger's Note: McIlhenny's initial success with Tabasco also spawned a raft of imitators particularly in the roaring 1920s including Trappey's Hot Sauce (made by B.F. Trappey, an ex-McIlhenny employee) as well as Crystal Hot Sauce.

From Wikipedia entry Trappey's Hot Sauce:

"Trappey's is one of the oldest hot sauce brands in the United States. It is produced by the New Iberia, Louisiana-based company Trappey's Fine Foods, Inc. Trappey's is by B&G Foods. The company makes Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce, Bull Louisiana Hot Sauce, Indi-Pep Pepper Sauce, Chef Magic Jalapeño Sauce and pickled jalapeños.

The company was founded in 1898, when Louisiana entrepreneur (and former McIlhenny Company employee) B.F. Trappey grew tabasco chilies from Avery Island seed.

B.F. Trappey founded the company B.F. Trappey and Sons and, with the help of his ten sons and one daughter, began producing his own sauce, which he called 'Tabasco.' The McIlhenny family, makers of Tabasco brand sauce eventually responded to this challenge and a several decades-long feud by receiving a trademark for their Tabasco brand in 1906. Afterwards Trappey resorted to the less specific 'Louisiana Hot Sauce.'

Trappey's is called Louisiana-style as it is no longer produced in Louisiana, but imported from Colombia.  With a Scoville rating of 1,200 to 1,600.  Trappey's Louisiana Hot Sauce is noticeably milder than some other Louisiana-style sauces."

Continue Article: | History of Hot Sauce - Part 1 | History of Hot Sauce - Part 3 | History of Hot Sauce - Part 4 | History of Hot Sauce - Part 5 |