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April 14, 2009

McIlhenny Company, the family-owned manufacturer of Tabasco red pepper sauce, has been given the royal seal of approval by the British monarchy.

McIlhenny Company, the family-owned manufacturer of Tabasco red pepper sauce, has been given the royal seal of approval by the British monarchy.

Queen Elizabeth II has awarded a Royal Warrant to the family-owned company, which celebrated its 140th anniversary last year. Royal Warrants are marks of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales.

January 1, 2008

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

It could be the script for the opening scenes of a feel-good Hollywood movie celebrating the American dream. With the country lying in tatters in the wake of the American civil war, a weary plantation owner returns to his Louisiana farm to find that the only thing that has survived in the ravaged landscape is a bright red fiery chilli pepper.

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