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Pickapeppa Sauce was created in Shooter’s Hill, Jamaica in 1921 and is still made there today. Prepared with cane vinegar and aged in oak barrels, Pickapeppa Sauce has a sweet but mellow flavor that gives it an unmatched versatility. It has, in fact, been called “Jamaican Ketchup” in tribute to its range of uses. Pickapeppa is undoubtedly a unique and delicious Jamaican sauce. From cream cheese to crab dip to barbeque to baked bananas, Pickapeppa Sauce is the perfect choice to add smooth, sweet flavor to any dish.

Since its creation in 1921, Pickapeppa Sauce has established itself as an international legend. A must-have sauce for knowing connoisseurs, Pickapeppa Sauce is now available in every country and can be found on the tables of many fine restaurants, the world over.

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Pickapeppa Sauce is created using a unique blend of tomatoes, onions, sugar, cane vinegar, mangoes, raisins, tamarinds, peppers and spices. These fine ingredients are selected from seven countries around the world, to ensure the best possible quality. This blend is then aged in oak barrels for one full year before bottling to ensure the rich flavor that Pickapeppa’s admirers so love.

Although Pickapeppa is the best thing that ever happened to a boring slab of cream cheese, this is hardly the only use for this versatile sauce. It is often said that it can be used on everything except ice cream and Scotch Whiskey (and some may even debate this!)

Pickapeppa's uses are literally endless: Whether you are grilling, stewing, sautéing, marinating, basting, roasting, baking or broiling, Pickapeppa Sauce can add a distinctive but mellow flavor to your cooking, and, of course, Pickapeppa can be used directly out of the bottle on steaks, chops, seafood, burgers, poultry, vegetables, the ever-popular cream cheese, or almost any other dish you can think of. It's a steak sauce, a hot sauce, a marinade and a legend.


Pickapeppa products have been featured in various media outlets, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Gourmet Retailer, which referred to Pickapeppa Sauce as “one of the great bottled sauces;” The Times Picayune; and Self magazine. This widespread media attention is indicative of the continuingly spreading fame of Pickapeppa.
Pickapeppa is most famous for its classic sauce, but this is only the beginning of the exciting Pickapeppa line: Pickapeppa Hot Red Pepper Sauce is a hot sauce with distinctively sweet flavor; Pickapeppa Mango Chutney is a classic chutney with a spicy twist; and Pickapeppa Meat Seasoning is the perfect rub for jerk beef, pork or chicken.

Just like fine wines, all Pickapeppa products require extensive aging to reach fullness and body. There is simply no other way to extract the rich intensity and flavor found in Pickapeppa products.  It is this patience and attention to detail that ensures the continuing high quality of Pickapeppa products.

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