On our trips to Paris, we normally stay at this rather good little hotel in the 7eme. It's relatively close to the Boulevard St. Germain and almost as importantly, happens to be bang smack next to the Bon Marché Grand Epicerie.
Here you can buy just about anything. One of my rarer finds was a bottle of Louisiana Gold Horseradish and Pepper Sauce. Now I expect in America this stuff is as ubiquitous as Heinz Baked Beans, but I tell you, in England, you can't get your hands on it. It's completely non available. The shelves are bare.
I've also got no idea if Louisiana Gold is a much loved American brand, or some recent marketing man's invention. It's got all that corny riverboat, gunslinger, Old Man River, cardsharp, Deep South stuff on the label. But I've become addicted to the horseradish version which is genuinely delicious and I've now got a problem. I've run out of the stuff, and I'm looking at an empty bottle as I write. I need my fix. I think it would work brilliantly in a Bloody Mary.
Can anybody tell me if a) Louisiana Gold is a decent brand and b) if not, if there is a better (and more authentic) American pepper and horseradish sauce to recommend?
Oh- and one, preferably, that I don't need to travel to Paris to buy.