Texas Pete hot sauce is ‘deceptive’ because it’s made in North Carolina, lawsuit says
The suit, filed in federal court in California last month, alleges that T.W. Garner Food Co. defrauds customers with its name and lone star logo on the iconic brand. - Marc Martin/Los Angeles Times/TNS

A man bought a bottle of Texas Pete original hot sauce for $3 before discovering it is from North Carolina and not Texas. If he knew the sauce was made in Winston-Salem before purchasing it, he says he never would have bought it, according to a class-action lawsuit filed against the company producing Texas Pete hot sauce. However, Phillip White, of California, argues the bottle’s imagery — including a cartoon cowboy spinning a lasso underneath the state flag’s “famed white ‘lone’ star” — duped him into believing the sauce was from Texas, and is therefore “deceptive,” according to a complaint f...