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In case you missed the recent 60 Minutes segment featuring the McIlhenny Co., makers of the world’s most popular hot pepper sauce, Tabasco, can be viewed here in all its entirety:

It’s almost great to see mainstream media coverage of the fiery foods industry, and this piece was no exception. However, there are a few factual inaccuracies given, especially when it comes to the history of the pepper sauce given in the segment. Hot sauce historian and owner of MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas, Chuck Evans, has pointed out in online communities some of these inaccuracies.  Perhaps he can comment below and help set the record straight when it comes to historical correctness.


Tabasco Segment on 60 Minutes