PEPPADEW® FAQs

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What are Peppadews?

While some understand the term “Peppadew” to be name of a type of pepper, this is not true. PEPPADEW® is in fact a registered trademark and the brand name of Peppadew International, a South African company which created the PEPPADEW® brand upon the discovery of the Piquanté Pepper in the mid 90’s. Since then, Peppadew International has become so well known for its Sweet Piquanté Pepper products that the PEPPADEW® brand has become somewhat synonymous with Piquanté Peppers and even cherry peppers. What are “Peppadews” then? Well, there is really no such thing as a peppadew. Rather, Piquanté Peppers are a well-known pepper and while others may incorrectly refer to certain cherry peppers as “peppadews”, there really is only one PEPPADEW® brand.

Are PEPPADEW® Piquanté Peppers the same as cherry peppers?

Although one might think these peppers are the same at first glance, Piquanté Peppers are scientifically identified as a Capsicum baccatum, while Cherry Peppers are considered a Capsicum annuum – meaning that these peppers are a different species to one another. Cherry Peppers are more commonly available and can be grown in a wider variety of geographical areas than Piquanté Peppers. Piquanté Peppers were first discovered by the founder of Peppadew International in the mid 90’s. PEPPADEW® Piquanté Peppers are carefully picked and deseeded by hand, before being pickled in the signature sweet and tangy PEPPADEW® brine.

What do PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers taste like and are they hot?

PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Mild variants have a capsaicin (Scoville Heat Unit) of 280, with total capsaicinoids (Scoville Heat Units) of < 650. For this reason, these peppers may be said to offer a mild heat but are not considered hot peppers. The unique manufacturing process is what enables Peppadew International to retain the firm and crunchy texture of the pepper without any added preservatives, which would result in a noticeable aftertaste. The best way to describe PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavours.

As a wholesaler/distributor who should I contact about stocking PEPPADEW® products?

Please call PEPPACO LIMITED +44 (0) 1372 502143 or email sales@peppaco.co.uk

As a chef/caterer/buyer where can I buy your products?

You can find our products in leading food service wholesalers including:

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You can also view specific stockists on the relevant product pages in our products section.

How can I contact you?

You can find our contact details on our contact us page here.

Do PEPPADEW® products contain GMO ingredients?

All PEPPADEW® products are grown and produced without any GMO. 

Where are PEPPADEW® products made?

  • PEPPADEW® Bites are manufactured in Weston Super Mare, using South African Piquanté Peppers.
  • PEPPADEW® Piquanté Peppers are grown, deseeded by hand and pickled in South Africa.
  • PEPPADEW GOLDEW® Peppers are grown, deseeded by hand and pickled in Peru.
  • PEPPADEW® Sauces are manufactured in South Africa.

What formats do your products come in?

This depends on the product. The format of each product and its case size is listed on the relevant product page in our product section, which can be viewed here.

What shelf life do your product have?

This depends on the product. The shelf life for each product is listed on the relevant product page in our product section, which can be viewed here.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Our cans and paper sleeves are recyclable; however, the plastic insert inside the cans to keep the peppers submerged in the brine is not.

The boxes in which the PEPPADEW® Bites are delivered are recyclable, however the blue inner bags are not.

What products are suitable for vegetarians?

All PEPPADEW® products are suitable for vegetarian diets.

What products are suitable for vegans?

Our PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté, GOLDEW® and Sauce ranges are all suitable for Vegan diets. 

Kindly note that the PEPPADEW® Bites range contains Soft Cheese, which has been derived from Cow’s Milk, and is not currently a vegan offering.

What products are dairy free?

Our PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté, GOLDEW® and Sauce ranges are dairy free.

Kindly note that the PEPPADEW® Bites range contains Soft Cheese, which has been derived from Cow’s Milk, and is not currently a dairy free offering.

What is your CSR policy?

You can view our CSR policy here.

What is your data privacy policy?

You can find our privacy policy here.

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