Louisiana Hot Sauce

A bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce
Location of New Iberia, Louisiana
New Iberia, Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°0′13″N 91°49′6″W / 30.00361°N 91.81833°W / 30.00361; -91.81833

Louisiana Hot Sauce is a brand of hot sauce manufactured in New Iberia, Louisiana[1] by The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce Co., which is owned by Southeastern Mills Inc. The product's labeling includes the word "original", and it is sometimes referred to as "Original Louisiana Hot Sauce"[2][3] and "Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce."[4] It is a common hot sauce in the U.S. state of Louisiana.[1] Bruce Foods was the previous owner and manufacturer of the brand, and sold it to Southeastern Mills Inc. in April 2015.


Louisiana Hot Sauce is prepared using aged long cayenne peppers, which undergo the aging process for a minimum of one year.[1][5] The product is among hot sauces manufactured in the "Louisiana style", whereby cooked and ground chili peppers are combined with vinegar and salt, and then left to ferment during the aging process.[6][7][8] In 2001, over 200,000 bottles of hot sauce were manufactured daily in various sizes.[5]


Louisiana Hot Sauce is used as a condiment to add flavor to foods, as an ingredient in some dishes, and also as a marinade for some foods, such as chicken wings.[9][10][11][12][13]


Bruce Foods first marketed Louisiana Hot Sauce in 1928,[3][5] and manufactured the product through April 2015.[4] It started off as a family company, in which the sauce was prepared in the kitchen of a home and sold to neighbors.[5] Louisiana Hot Sauce was the first sauce brand marketed using the state of Louisiana's name.[lower-alpha 1] The brand's slogan is "not too hot, not too mild."[1]

In April 2015, Bruce foods sold the Louisiana Hot Sauce brand and its assets to Southeastern Mills Inc., which is based in the U.S. state of Georgia.[4] The hot sauce continues to be made at the manufacturing plant in New Iberia, Louisiana.[4] Louisiana Hot Sauce and other brands operated "under the company name “The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce Co.”"[4]


Louisiana Hot Sauce is exported to over 60 countries, and is available at many grocery stores and restaurants in the United States.[4] In 2001, the product was exported to over 100 countries.[5]

See also


  1. "Some of the most authentic products are those made by Bruce Foods of New Iberia, Louisiana and sold under the “Original" Louisiana Brand. “Original” Louisiana hot sauce, the first sauce sold under the state's name, is with good reason ..."[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Garbes, A. (2011). The Everything Hot Sauce Book: From growing to picking and preparing – all you ned to add some spice to your life!. Everything series. F+W Media. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-4405-3065-4. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Condé Nast's Traveler". Volume 32. Condé Nast Publications. 1997. p. 53. Retrieved 11 June 2016. (subscription required)
  3. 1 2 Bienvenu, M.; Brasseaux, C.A.; Brasseaux, R.A. (2005). Stir the Pot: The History of Cajun Cuisine. Hippocrene Books. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7818-1120-0. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Griggs, Ted (April 18, 2015). "Bruce Foods sells Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce to Georgia company". The Advocate. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 Associated Press (March 28, 2001). "Some like it hot — especially in Louisiana". The Southeast Missourian. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. Hot Sauce Cookbook: The Book of Fiery Salsa and Hot Sauce Recipes:. Callisto Media Incorporated. 2014. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-62315-366-3. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  7. Hot Stuff: 50 recipes to set your tongue ablaze. F+W Media. 2012. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4405-3935-0. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. "How did hot sauce get in so many African Americans' bags, anyway?". Washington Post. April 21, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. Greenberg, Stacey (December 4, 2014). "Chicken Wings Make Their Mark on Local Menus – Food & Wine – Memphis News and Events". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  10. Wilbur, T. (2006). Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2. Penguin Publishing Group. p. pt247. ISBN 978-1-101-04213-7. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  11. DeWitt, D. (2010). 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes. 1,001 Series. Agate Publishing, Incorporated. p. 740. ISBN 978-1-57284-113-0. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  12. Ruby, Jeff (June 30, 2014). "Where to Get the Best Fried Chicken in Chicago". Chicago magazine. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  13. Cookston, M. (2016). Smokin' Hot in the South: New Grilling Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue. Melissa Cookston. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-4494-7910-7. Retrieved June 11, 2016.

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