Crystal Hot Sauce is a brand of Louisiana-style hot sauce produced by family-owned Baumer Foods since 1923. 3 million US gallons (11,000,000 L) of Crystal Hot Sauce are shipped per year to 75 countries.The sauce is reddish orange with a medium heat and a milder flavor than Tabasco sauce.Crystal was famous for its lighted sign featuring a chef stirring a pot of hot sauce. The sign was a New Orleans landmark. Like much of the company's bottling plant on Tulane Avenue, the sign was substantially damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Following the storm, Baumer Foods moved its plant to new location in Reserve, Louisiana, located just up the river from New Orleans.
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