I first tried these little treasures about 2 years ago, at that time I purchased a case or two, used them up, decided that they where outstanding, and proceeded to forget about them for about a year. I currently use them in a warm cucumber salad with feta, olives, mint, and Pappadew peppers. The balance of sweetness and spiciness is built into these peppers. They tease at your desire for a spicy pepper while smoothing things over with their sweetness. They Pappadew company has a very nice website, but for a quick over view let me explain.
The South African company, Peppadew International, markets a range of sweet piquanté pepper products under the Peppadew™ brand. Their secret recipe for processing the versatile fruit delivers the perfectly balanced sweet and spicy taste and trademark crispy texture. The end product contains no preservatives, has a 12 month shelf life, is unique to any other product on the market, and is produced with a social conscience.
Found in South Africa, sweet piquanté peppers have been processed, bottled and marketed by Peppadew International under their contemporary and innovative Peppadew brand. An unwavering commitment to quality sees the Peppadew International team working with horticultural, farming, transport, processing and packaging specialists to ensure that every pepper is as good as the last.
The launch of Peppadew Sweet Piquanté Peppers by Peppadew International has taken this contemporary brand to unprecedented international success. Peppadew International, a Proudly South African company, is committed to benefiting the previously disadvantaged community in which it operates.
The company built their processing and bottling plant in Tzaneen, a small town in the Limpopo Province. The plant has undergone regular upgrades over the past 6 years as the business has grown. The upgrades have seen the purchase of new, world-class, packing machinery and, importantly, new deseeding halls which provide workers with spacious, comfortable working conditions.
The only place I've seen these peppers around is at The Natures Bin in Lakewood. There website also takes order. These peppers are great fresh out of the jar. I would suggest eating them that way with some toasted nuts, or on a salad. I think their flavor works well with crab and lobster also. The peppers cook well, they don't disinagrate or fall apart if stuffed. Finally, when the jar is empty, don't toss that wonderful brine. I suggest curing some sliced red onion in that brine for starters, or use the liquid as a portion of the vinager called for in any vinagraitte recipie. This is a nice little trick I use for other brined items such as pepperoccini, or oil packed olives.
The uniqueness of the Peppadew Sweet Piquante Pepper demands that it be sought out by cooks, professional, or at home. The product is fail safe, yet out of the ordinary. I've not found one person who doesn't like them. Sounds like success to me.