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Zatarain's is one of the most popular brands in New Orleans and has been a staple of the local cuisine for almost 140 years. The history of this iconic seasoning and condiment company began in 1889 when founder Emile A. Zatarain Sr. established his first business in the heart of The Big Easy, where it remains to this day.

Originally started as a spice extraction factory, Zatarain's grew quickly thanks to its focus on creating flavorful seasonings and sauces that could be used to bring foods to life and create that special Louisiana 'zing'! This undoubtedly helped propel them into becoming the household name they are today: stocked full of various blends, marinades, breadings, crab boil, mustard, and more; all designed to give meals an extra kick of flavor.

Since its start, Zatarain's has always remained true to its roots by using only high-quality ingredients grown locally in order to provide customers with the finest taste available. Their commitment to preserving traditional southern flavors also extends beyond their products as they have sponsored multiple events such as Mardi Gras parades and jazz festivals in support of the local culture and community.

It is no wonder then that many New Orleanian recipes are made with Zatarain's products at their center - jambalaya being one classic example! But you don't need a special recipe or even be from Louisiana to enjoy these delicious condiments; all you need is your favorites dish and some Zatarain’s seasoning! Whether it’s Creole Mustard or Seasoned Fish Fry - you can count on a flavor experience unlike any other every time you open up a bottle or bag from this well-loved brand.


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