is a food and spice
company based in New Orleans
, in the United States that makes a large family of products with seasonings and spices that are part of the cultural cuisine and heritage of Louisiana
and New Orleans
traditions that includes root beer extract, seasonings, boxed and frozen foods.
The company was started in New Orleans
in 1886 and moved to the suburb of Gretna
when the family sold the company, in 1963. It was founded as a grocery by Émile A. Zatarain, in 1886. He created a formulation for root beer
that became popular regionally after its introduction at 2:30 p.m. on May 7, 1889, at the Louisiana (Purchase) Exposition under the brand Papoose Root Beer, for which he took out a trademark
. He started a new business, Papoose Pure Food Products, built a factory, and began to market it in 1889. Read more...