A journey to the island where Tabasco is made

On assignment for 60 Minutes, Sanjay Gupta travels "back in time" to the Tabasco company's private island in the bayous of Louisiana.




Tabasco: Fighting bland food since 1868

The hot sauce industry is on fire with revenue of more than a billion dollars, but it all began with just one name: Tabasco. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.




Charlie Chang, Tabasco’s secret weapon

Tony Simmons, McIlhenny Company CEO, tells Sanjay Gupta how a talented food scientist named Charlie Chang creates new flavors of Tabasco, one of the most iconic brands in the world.




The Tabasco trademark

The first-family of hot sauce is fiercely protective of its brand. Tony Simmons, CEO of the McIlhenny Company and great-great grandson of the founder, explains that the Tabasco name is one of its biggest assets.




One of Tabasco’s most prized artifacts

McIlhenny Company CEO Tony Simmons displays one of the earliest bottles of Tabasco, which he estimates was probably made in the early 1870s. It is only slightly different from the bottles the company uses today.



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