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Thread #84346   Message #1556572
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
05-Sep-05 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Tabasco Sauce, Avery Isle, is it there?
Subject: RE: Tabasco Sauce, Avery Isle, is it there?
That's good news, especially for those of us in hurricane-prone areas. Why hurricane-prone areas specifically? Well, after ya get smacked by a hurricane and there's no electricity for cooking, FEMA sends in truckloads of military rations known as MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat). Included in most MRE packages is a little 1/8 ounce bottle of Tabasco sauce. The Tabasco is absolutely essential to make the rest of the stuff in the MRE package palatable. You can even eat the toilet paper included in the MRE if you just have enough Tabasco sauce.

By the way, after first becoming an MRE recipient after Hurricane Ivan last year, I was wondering why Tabasco would opt for actual glass bottles for packaging just 1/8 ounce of their product instead of using much less expensive plastic pouches. The I realized that the bottle allows a soldier (and the vast majority of MREs are consumed by military personnel, not disaster victims) to carry the unused portion around in one of his many pockets. That way he doesn't just use their product and toss the package but always has the product on his person. Gotta be some marketing advantages there.