The Patum Story

For people who know they deserve great taste and are proud of the brands that make up their life, Patum Peperium is a treat worth finding an excuse for. Each flavour is expertly crafted to a luxurious finish inspired by the great taste of John Osborn himself.

Patum Peperium was invented in 1828 by John Osborn, when he was living in Paris. He launched it at two Paris Food Shows where it won it’s first award – praise indeed for an Englishman in France. Osborn’s original recipe was a mix of anchovy, butter and a secret blend of spices to give the relish its luxurious depth of flavour. The name Patum Peperium means peppered paste but the product itself is more like a fish butter than a paste.

Following the success of the product launch, other Gentleman’s Relish imitations started to appear but, as Osborn decided to keep the spice blend a secret, none of them were comparable to the original, Patum Peperium. To this day the relish is still made in the same way and only one person in the business is allowed to know the full recipe for Patum Peperium with the secret being passed down through the generations from father to son.

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The Patum Pledge

We believe that everyone deserves great taste.
We will never forget where we came from.
Together, we will redefine the modern gentleman.
We will keep our standards & morals high.
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