9/27/17 – Hot Sauces


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Yesterday we had what might be the last F/D question of the season, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL74, MD23) – What is the brand name of the products manufactured by the McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana?

Hopefully you remember this nugget from the Cajun edition last year:

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When you look at the label, it’s pretty clear where it’s from, but I mainly remembered. I now go 6 for 9 on food and drink.

With tabasco leading the way, let’s ask some more questions about hot sauces. Enjoy!

1. Tabasco sauce is named after the Mexican state of Tabasco. On this map, what color is the state of Tabasco?

Question 1

2. Seen here is the mascot for what hot sauce brand, first created in 1929, ironically, in Winston-Salem?

Question 2

3. What two words has been removed from this corporate logo, whose best known product has Thai roots?

Question 3

4. Made by Walker & Sons in Ville Platte, Louisiana, what sauce seen here is sometimes abbreviated as SYM?

Question 4

5. What unique feature does a bottle of Cholula Hot Suace feature that is not found on other bottles of hot sauce?

6. What is the last name of pharmacist and onetime Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences professor Wilbur seen here, who in 1912 created a namesake “Organoleptic Test” of measuring piquancy?

Question 6



1. Orange (Red = Yucatan, Yellow = Oaxaca, Green = Tamaulipas, Blue = Sinaloa, Violet = Baja California Sur)
2. Texas Pete
3. Huy Fong
4. Slap Ya Mama
5. Wooden cap
6. Scoville

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