Crystal Extra Hot Sauce
This is a Louisiana style hot sauce. Crystal Hot Sauce is a third-generation, family owned and operated business that has been making this iconic hot sauce since 1923.
For those who prefer more of a burn, Crystal Extra Hot has three times the heat level of original sauce. The sauce is a reddish orange with a medium heat and has a milder, brighter flavour than Tabasco sauce.
Ingredients: red peppers, distilled vinegar, corn syrup, modified food starch, garlic and onion powder, salt, natural flavouring, xanthan gum, natural butter flavouring, EDTA.
Made: Louisiana, USA.
How did it start?
It started in 1923 by Alvin Baumer who came to New Orleans after the Civil War. Alvin’s future father-in-law gave him a personal loan to buy a sno-ball syrup production company on Tchoupitoulas Street called Mill’s Fruit Products.
Inside a drawer at Mill’s, Alvin stumbled upon a hot sauce recipe labeled Crystal Pure. Turns out, it was a recipe for success. Renamed Baumer Foods, Inc., the company grew quickly and moved to a larger plant on Tulane Avenue in Mid-City.
Crystal Sauces is a brand of the Louisiana-style hot sauce. Over three million US gallons of Hot Sauce are shipped per year to over 75 countries.