8. They dig it in other hot places, too
You can find Crystal in over 75 countries around the globe, but the biggest foreign market is Saudi Arabia, where its popularity borders on obsession. It became popular there when Louisiana oil field workers brought cases of the stuff to remind them of home. Now, according to the site Stuff Saudi People Like, “Many Saudis like to carry Crystal hot sauce in their pockets, waiting for the right moment to use it. Let’s say you are invited to your mother-in-law’s house for a lovely family dinner and you don’t like her food, you can’t be rude & not eat... right? Here is when Crystal comes in handy... you will eat everything on the table and make your in-laws happy.”
9. They totally recovered after Katrina
The Baumer factory on Tulane Ave was destroyed in 2005 by flooding following the hurricane, and their iconic sign was, as well. Even after Baumer Foods moved their facility to Reserve, LA (nine feet above sea level, this time), the sign was built anew in 2010 and placed on top of the former building, which now houses apartments. You can see it still today, in all its glory.