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Posted: 1/14/2006 2:01:02 PM EDT
My fears appear to be coming true. Apparently or it just looks that way, but did the Crystal Hot Sauce company stop production due to the death of New Orleans?

My Wal-mart shelves are bare of Crystal products.

M4-AK

ANYONE KNOW
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:02:22 PM EDT
uh oh, I gotta go stock up
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:04:44 PM EDT
Just found this on google.

TheNewOrleansChannel.com
NEW ORLEANS - The famous Baumer?s food sign and plant that is visible from the Pontchartrain Expressway may not be there much longer. Baumer, which bottles Crystal Hot Sauce and other famous condiments, announced that it?s leaving New Orleans after more than 60 years.

Alvin Baumer Jr., the owner and plant president, said he?s moving out of Orleans Parish after 5 feet of water inundated the Mid-City plant.

Baumer won?t say where the new plant will be located, only that he?s been looking for a new location for the past year.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:09:12 PM EDT
I'll be taking bids on my supply of "pre-flood" Hot Sauce. The price has now tripled tho. I have to be careful or the feds and libs might try to bust me for price gouging.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:57:59 PM EDT
i heard about this while i was working down there. they will be back but no time soon.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:04:22 PM EDT
I have been searching for hot sauce variety and lately there have been slim pickins. Little bell didn't go off til you said something.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:06:43 PM EDT
Not to poo-poo on the parade, but I have never understood why anybody would use anything other than that sauce prepared on Avery island. Crystal? Ha, I scoff.


Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:08:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:09:37 PM EDT
Tapatio is the best Hot Sauce screw crystal
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:09:46 PM EDT
SNL once did a skit with Will Ferrel about crystal gravy. It was hilarious.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:11:36 PM EDT
WTF ?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:21:39 PM EDT
I'll stick with Texas Pete
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:23:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-AK:
Just found this on google.

TheNewOrleansChannel.com
NEW ORLEANS - The famous Baumer?s food sign and plant that is visible from the Pontchartrain Expressway may not be there much longer. Baumer, which bottles Crystal Hot Sauce and other famous condiments, announced that it?s leaving New Orleans after more than 60 years.

Alvin Baumer Jr., the owner and plant president, said he?s moving out of Orleans Parish after 5 feet of water inundated the Mid-City plant.

Baumer won?t say where the new plant will be located, only that he?s been looking for a new location for the past year.




Is he psycic?

Looking for a year, but moving because of Katrina?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:42:34 PM EDT
SRIRACHA Hot chili sauce is the best hot sauce in the WORLD!!!!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:44:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
SRIRACHA Hot chili sauce is the best hot sauce in the WORLD!!!!




HAIL THE COCK SAUCE!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:34:08 PM EDT
I'll take Franks Hot Sauce everytime, I want something more than just heat and vinegar of Tobasco and something thicker and tastier than Crystal. No choice when making wings the way hotwings were invented.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:25:14 AM EDT
Crystal isn't the hottest or zestiest, but it's like salt and pepper. A great taste when you need a little twang.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:40:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 4:42:15 AM EDT by pv74]
Louisianna brand is the shit

It's cheaper than Tobasco and tastes a bit better IMHO.

Tobasco is way overated...it is just cheap hot sauce...the rest is marketing.

Hot sauce on tacos...no lettuce...just a shell, meat, and hot sauce..
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:47:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:29:28 AM EDT
Hot sauce bigots!

Don't you know that it takes all those sauces to spice up the world?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:44:13 AM EDT
Just grab some Cholula or if you're in AZ, some Poblano salsa ranchero.
We buy by the case.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:50:28 AM EDT
Make your own Crystal type hot sauce. Steep vineger, pour into bottle with peppers. Let sit one month in fridge, viola!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:01:31 AM EDT
I work at a grocery store in IL; for quite a while after the flood we got in NO hot sauce except the "gourmet"/Mexican-stuff. Now we are getting in the generic store-brand, but still not getting Crystal at all. I dunno where the generic stuff is coming from, will have to look at a bottle today.
~
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:42:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 9:44:44 AM EDT by TorchUall]
Property is selling like crazy on the Northshore( especially since the Northshore is above sea level). A lot of companies are moving from New Orleans to the Northshore. Good news that this side of the Lake Ponchatrain, the economy is going to boom. I still see lots of Crystal in local stores. I guess they are keeping the last of the stock in Louisiana. For those that didn't know Tabasco makes a Habanero version for the brave. I find Crystal is better for cooking and putting on top of red beans and rice. Tabasco is best mixed with cocktail sauce for the oysters on the half shell. The mexi- sauce is best poured down the drain for being too watered down.

Tabasco
Crystal
Hot linked for the lazy.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:19:41 AM EDT
Oh fuck !!! I gotta go to the store...
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:21:23 AM EDT
Crystal?

Never had it
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:51:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
SRIRACHA Hot chili sauce is the best hot sauce in the WORLD!!!!



Fuckin-A! Right....on!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:56:41 PM EDT


Nuff said.
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