Pickapeppa Sauce bottle, with trademark bird and hot pepper logo

Pickapeppa Sauce, also known as Jamaican ketchup,[1] is a brand-name Jamaican condiment, the main product of the Pickapeppa Company, founded in 1921. It is made in Shooters Hill, Jamaica, near Mandeville.[2] The ingredients (in order on the product label) are cane vinegar, sugar, tomatoes, onions, raisins, sea salt, ginger, peppers, garlic, cloves, black pepper, thyme, mangoes, and orange peel, aged in oak barrels.[3] The sauce is sweet, sour, and mildly spicy. The company makes several variants of the sauce, including mango and extra-hot Scotch bonnet pepper varieties.[4]

One traditional use of the sauce is to pour it over a block of cream cheese, to be spread on crackers.[5]

A noted fan of Pickapeppa sauce is supermodel Naomi Campbell, who carries a bottle with her. [6]

See also


  1. ^ Grace Young (4 May 2010). Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories. Simon and Schuster. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-4165-8073-7.
  2. ^ Permenter, Paris; Bigley, John (1999-01-21). A Taste of Jamaica: Where to Find the Very Best Jamaican Food. ISBN 9781556508332.
  3. ^ Permenter, Paris (2000). Jamaica Alive!. Hunter Publishing, Inc. p. 254. ISBN 1-55650-882-4.
  4. ^ Pickapeppa online store: species and seasonings: URL: http://www.pickapeppa.com/store/sauces_%26_seasonings.htm
  5. ^ Gee, Denise (2013-02-08). Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions, and Classic Libations. ISBN 9781452126180.
  6. ^ Naomi Campbell: Model, Citizen, The Gimlet Eye, by Guy Trebay, The New York Times, September 8, 2010