Fathead Peppers Gourmet Pepper Spread Review

Take some gourmet stuffed cherry peppers, chop them up finely, and you have Fathead Peppers’ Gourmet Pepper Spread… well not exactly. Stuffed cherry peppers are usually made with prosciutto or salami, and this jarred spread has no meat in it. But the flavor is similar – hot cherry peppers, cheeses, oils and spices – it’s all there and then some. With heat!

Fathead Peppers Spread comes in a big 16 ounce pint jar.

This is the first in our new series of Briefs – simple, concise reviews and news. With just a few pics, and descriptive paragraphs, we hope to bring you useful reviews and information in a short form.

Ingredients: hot cherry peppers, artichokes, sharp provolone cheese, canola oil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic oil, water, basil, garlic powder, sugar, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate

Chunky and very zesty!

This fiery hot concoction has a huge amount of flavor. Think hoagie spread, only kicked up in both heat and flavor profiles. A big taste of vinegar starts the flavor train here, followed immediately by the hot cherry pepper heat – short lived, but lively – and the fresh garlic also brings on it’s own raw heat. The savory artichoke and sharp provolone cheese finish things up. This is a powerful, flavorful “Italian relish” if you will (yea, I just made that up).

Here’s a nice close-up look at the Fathead Pepper Spread.

Spread onto pizza, it’s a fiery garlicky condiment.

This zesty spread will liven up *any* pizza!

Smeared onto an Italian sub, it’s light years ahead of your basic hoagie spreads.

One of the best condiments for Italian Subs we’ve had yet.

I love how the spread can soak into the rolls (yes, those are Amoroso rolls from Philly – we get them from Wawa stores).

There will be “soakage”…

Overall Rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – 3 1/2 Stars for taste, heat and overall quality of the product. Pricing on this pint of spread kept the rating down below 4 stars. At $12 per pint, it’s a bit pricy for a condiment, but then again, stuffed peppers at your deli are usually priced at $10 – $12 per pound. They really are labor intensive to make.

Visit http://fatheadpeppers.net/ for this spread, as well as their other gourmet offerings – including:

  • Meat Lover’s Cherry Peppers – A hot cherry pepper stuffed with Proscuitto and Sharp Provolone cheese.
  • Veggie Lover’s Cherry Peppers – A hot cherry pepper stuffed with aged Sharp Provolone and Sundried Tomato.
  • Gourmet Dressing – The same great dressing that the peppers sit in. Now it is it’s own gourmet product.

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

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  1. Love the format, guys! Short, sweet, to the point, but with your amazing photography still in the mix. Well done! And the spread, while pretty pricey for me, looks and sounds great!

    • Thanks, Ken. I can’t help myself with the photos. Joe would call it Food Porn. I LOL’d at myself knowing this was not exactly a short list of pics. Oh well, it’s a work in progress.

  2. I was amazed at the depth of flavors this product had. The aged provolone and artichokes really made this so much more than a pepper spread. I’m not one to put the traditional hoagie spread on my subs, as I think they have too much vinegar and dried red pepper flakes for my taste. I would forgo my usual addition of pepperoncinis, vinegar and oil, and oregano in favor of this on my Italian subs from now on! Though it seems pricey at first glance, just consider the cost of aged provolone and jarred artichokes, along with all the other ingredients. After you try it, I think you’ll agree that you get a great flavor return for the money.
    P.S. Since I don’t care for “pepper spreads”, Brian had to keep pushing me to try this. I was blown away when I finally caved in. And glad I did!

  3. I was going to get wings for lunch but this made me change my mind to a veggie hoagie from Lenny’s because they have a flavorful hot pepper spread. So good that I bought a jar from them.