Wynad Pepper Giveaway




Pepper is a finicky thing. It can smell gloriously spicy and nuanced, or it can smell like a wet dog. It can be the perfect addition to a cocktail, or can make your mac and cheese the best. All of this, of course, depends on the quality of the pepper. (Can you tell I like to source, and eat, quality ingredients?)

Here at Eat Boutique we reach for the best ingredients as often as possible. Which is why we fell for this Wynad Pepper – isn’t it lovely (seriously, the most photogenic of peppercorn)? This pepper is sourced from a single estate in the Wynad district of Kerala, India.  The people behind Wynad work hard to make this the best quality product they can, allowing the peppercorns to ripen naturally on the vine and drying them in the sun.

The craftsmanship of a handmade product truly shines in this circumstance – the nuanced flavors of the carefully dried and cured Black Pepper and the spicy, subtle heat of the White Pepper make Wynad a great addition to any spice cabinet. The white pepper is soaked in spring water for twenty days(!) to give it the truest flavor. We’re loving this pepper and thinking up all sorts of creative ways to use it.


A huge thanks goes out to the “(wo)man behind the curtain” Didi Davis of Salt Traders, without whom we wouldn’t have found this pepper or many of our other fantastic offerings. Salt Traders is truly a force for good in the cooking world, we can’t wait to see what they put out next.

*** This giveaway is closed and a winner has been chosen. ***

Aren’t you eagerly awaiting this pepper? Maybe to sprinkle on those first few fresh tomatoes of the summer? Then enter this giveaway! We’re giving away a black and white pepper combo pack for one lucky reader! Get your comments in by July 10, 2013 to enter. Can’t wait for the giveaway and want it now? Pick it up from the Eat Boutique  shop today!

1) Enter once by leaving a comment on this post answering this question: What sweet or savory treat will you make using Special Wynad Pepper? Will it be the black or white pepper?

2) Enter again (two times could be your charm!) by following @eatboutique and @salttraders on Twitter and tweeting: I entered to win Wynad’s black & white pepper from @eatboutique & @salttraders. More here: http://buff.ly/129wvtg

3) Enter a third time by “liking” Eat Boutique on Facebook and leaving a comment on the post that showcases this blog post.

4) Enter a fourth time by subscribing to the Eat Boutique email list at the very end of this post or in the right hand column and leave a message here to say that you did!

All entries must be made by Wednesday, July 10 at 11:59pm, and a winner will be chosen and notified by Friday, July 12. Wynad can only ship to US residents. There’s not much time so leave your comment now!

*** This giveaway is closed and a winner has been chosen. ***

All photos taken and styled by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio. Order Special Wynad Pepper on Eat Boutique.

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  • Liz Duncan

    I would use the black peppercorn on fresh summer pasta. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and continuing to find the best ingredients.

  • Rachael

    I would use the black peppercorn on some sort of pork chop! So freaking good!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kim Fisher

    Just loved this – I’m a big fan of white and black peppers and one of my favorite surprise gifts from a houseguest was a tiny bag of beautiful , aromatic peppercorns .

  • Meg S

    I would love to use the black peppercorn on a chicken dish – not sure which one yet!

  • Mark Hardin

    I would make Black Pepper & Strawberry Macarons!!

  • Babs

    I would use the white peppercorns on my mashed potatoes or any cream sauce. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Babs

    I all ready subscribe be email.

  • Savory! I was thinking a creamy spreadable cheese on a cracker with cracked pepper on top!

  • Patty H

    I would add the white pepper to my favorite ginger snap recipe.

  • Janet T.

    I will use the white pepper in hot and sour soup. Yum!

  • Kat

    I would add it to top off a creamy soup…cream of broccoli possibly.

  • Wanda Bergman

    I would make Peppercorn Steak! I’d use the black pepper.

  • Elizabeth

    I would love to use the black peppercorns on the tomatoes growing in my garden!

  • Ida Yu

    I would make parmesan and black pepper shortbread!

  • Ida Yu

    I just signed up for the email list!

  • Barb K

    I would use the black pepper corn in a pasta salad. It really enhances the flavor.

  • Barb K

    I subscribe to Eat Boutique via E-Mail.

  • Lindsey Campbell

    I would use the white pepper in a pickled strawberry recipe my executive chef shared with me. They are really good!

  • Lindsey Campbell

    I receive the e-mail newsletter!

  • Elizabeth

    I receive the email newsletter too!

  • Louise Fronckowiak Harris

    I have an abundance of local potatoes. Sea salt and black pepper on grilled potatoes sounds pretty good right now.

  • aliry

    oh I’d have to find a way to work this into a macaron or a calisson, pastry loves spice too!

    ….maybe something based on a honey roasted strawberry jam with cracked black pepper? ooo, the possibilities

  • Ida Yu

    Hi, have you decided on a winner yet?

  • We just decided on a winner for our Wynad Pepper! Congrats to Mark Hardin, who said he wanted to make a strawberry macaron with it! We couldn’t agree more, that sounds SUBLIME!

  • Hello everyone! A winner has been chosen and notified. They have 24 hours to reply – or else we chose another winner!