Created in 1928 by John Osborn, Patum Paperium means pepper paste in Latin. It started with Gentlemans relish which is made from Anchovies. This secret recipe has remained the same and is withheld from all but one employee at its production unit in Elsenham.

Poachers relish, made from smoked salmon is a second addition to the range, with the third additional, anglers relish which is made from smoked mackerel, being added in 2008 to mark the anniversary of John Osborn’s original creation.

These pastes can be eaten on toast, savoury biscuits or stirred into recipes for an extra bit of flavour.