Texas Pete is a Louisiana-style hot sauce in the United States manufactured by the TW Garner Food Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, not Texas. The brand has 6.0 oz bottles with bright red sauce, shaker top, and white and yellow label featuring the name in red and 'Texas Pete', a red silhouette cowboy. Texas Pete is fairly mild, registering 747 on the Scoville heat scale.Texas Pete hot sauce was introduced in 1929 by Thad Garner, operator of the Dixie Pig barbecue stand in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Customers asked for a spicier sauce, and the Garners concocted one with cayenne peppers. Developing a product name, a marketing adviser suggested 'Mexican Joe' to connote the spicy cuisine of Mexico.
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