Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Gifts

Like most PawPaw's around the world, I gave a number of gifts and received a number of gifts, and I'm just sorting it all out.  One little bag interested me, so digging though, I was heartened to see an assortment of products from the Agribusiness plants at our state penitentiary, the infamous plantation known as Angola.  I retired from the LA DOC in 2000, after twenty years as a parole officer, and I atttended many seminars, academies, training sessions, and department meetings at Angola.  I'm familiar with it, and the long-time warden, Burl Cain.

So, to get products from the prison kicked over my giggle bucket.

From left to right, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, and blackberry jelly, all from the kitchens at Angloa.  I also got in that bag, a license-plate ashtray, and a drink cozy proclaiming Angola as "a gated community".  Heh! It damned sure is.

The blackberry jelly proclaims that it's made of blackberries, sugar, pectin, and water.

Milady is trying the jelly on a biscuit as I make this post, and she proclaims it "okay".  It ain't her jelly.

I don't see the food items at the online shop, so I don't know how my son got a-hold of them, but he works for the same outfit I used to work for.  Still, it's good to see that Agribusiness at Angola is still cranking out product.  I'll have to try the hot sauce the next time I make a pot of beans.


The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Glad you enjoyed it! The food products are sold seasonally in the physical gift shop. Don't know why they don't have them in the online store. They may be out of stock right now.

Old NFO said...

Interesting, I remember my dad buying stuff from there when he did his pipeline inspections down in that area.