Man Suing Texas Pete Hot Sauce Because It’s Not Really From Texas
Sometimes You Find Something Out and It Infurriates You to the Point Where You Decide You're Going to Do Something About It.
Philip White from California has some serious beef with Texas Pete. He is accusing TW Garner Food Company the maker of Texas Pete of false advertising. White claims that Texas Pete has no connection to Texas. In fact, the company that makes Texas Pete is headquartered in North Carolina. Yes, this California man is mad that Texas Pete is not made in Texas.
Where Is Texas Pete Hot Sauce Made Anyway?
Nowhere near Texas, in fact, the not-so-Texan hot sauce is made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This happens to be the same place where TW Garner Food Company is headquartered. White is going after TW Garner Food Company to the tune of $5 million in damages and he wants the company to change the name and branding of the hot sauce.
White Claims Texas Pete Is Hurting Smaller Hot Sauce Companies in Texas.
Why does a man from California care about hot sauce companies in Texas? We are all asking this question, right?
So How Did Texas Pete Get the Name?
According to Texaspetefoodservice.com "So how is it that a tasty red pepper sauce made in North Carolina happens to be named “Texas Pete,” anyway? Legend has it that when Sam Garner and his three sons, Thad, Ralph, and Harold, were trying to come up with a brand name for this spicy new sauce they had created, a marketing advisor suggested the name “Mexican Joe” to connote the piquant flavor reminiscent of the favorite foods of our neighbors to the south. “Nope!” said the patriarch of the Garner family. “It’s got to have an American name!” Sam suggested they move across the border to Texas, which also had a reputation for spicy cuisine."
As Of Now, TW Garner Food Company Has Not Replied to the Lawsuit.