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Pick n Pay bring fish paste back. Image: Pick n Pay/Facebook

FISH PASTE back by popular demand!

Fans of fish Paste are delighted to have Pick n Pay bring back the iconic toast spread after being discontinued for almost two years

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Pick n Pay bring fish paste back. Image: Pick n Pay/Facebook

South African retail giant Pick n Pay, has resurrected one of South Africa’s iconic breakfast spread…fish paste.

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The retailer, in partnership with Cape Gulf Brands & Premier Fishing, will have exclusive right to sell the iconic Redro’s and Pecks Anchovette.

Fifty stores in the Western Cape will get the first dibs in the spread, the more stock expected to sold in stores across the country within the next two weeks.

The absence of the much loved spread, which had been off the shelves for nearly two years, saw fans of the spread frantically searching and trying out homemade versions of the spread.

Pioneer Foods, had said they are discontinuing the products due to dwindling sales, however die hard fans of the spread are glad to see it return.

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Fish paste fans comment on the announcement. Image: Facebook/Pick n Pay


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For those who would still like to try homemade fish paste, this recipe is by Carol Gambale, who first shared it with other South African expats. She says it’s “just as nice as Pecks”:

  • 2 tins of sardines in oil or water
  • 1 tin anchovies in oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Drain sardines and remove any tiny bones
  • Place in blender and blend till smooth, add anchovies including half of the oil – add tomato paste (I add a bit at a time) and blend till smooth. (Check and adjust with more tomato paste if necessary) – keep in fridge.
  • Make some toast and spread your fish paste – grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy the flavour of home. Hope this helps those of you who love Pecks.