Hot & happening

Great Taste Awards: We came, we saw, we conquered!

By | Hot & happening | No Comments

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, Black Mamba was awarded a Great Taste award for 2 of our very own Chilli Venoms: our Cayenne Chilli Sauce, and our Chipotle Chilli Sauce. And we couldn’t be happier or prouder!
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
To celebrate in style, we will be slithering our way to London from the 3rd to the 5th of September to take part at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair: come and join us for a little victory dance and to get your HOT fix!

Looking for HOT distributors

By | Hot & happening | One Comment

This is a call for all chilliheads out there that love Black Mamba almost as much as we do. If you want to be part of our chilli train and help this snake slither even further, contact us! We are looking to expand into new markets, and bring our dangerously tasty products closer to you. If you believe we got what it takes for chilli world domination, you share our views on a fairer, more environmentally friendly world and you are keen on making some extra $$$ (who doesn’t?) let us know. If you also know of any distributors of Specialty Food in your countries that might be interested please help us spread the love!

Black Mamba HOT new look in London!

By | Hot & happening | One Comment

Black Mamba – crafters of artisan chilli products, including sauces, pestos, pickles are to reveal a HOT new look and new products exclusively at the Specialty Fine Food Fair in London.

Our fair trade brand is made entirely by women in the Kingdom of Swaziland and manufactures its delicious range using fresh, organic, local ingredients, which are grown by small local farmers trained in organic farming and permaculture techniques. The products only use natural preservatives and no artificial colours or flavours.

The re-brand is designed to reflect our ethos of having a positive social impact throughout our supply chain; promoting sustainability, empowering women and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. The new design, fresh and modern but true to its origins, has transformed Black Mamba into a funky African brand. As it says on our labels: ‘Tastes good, looks good, does good’!

We will also introduce our new range of chutneys, including Spicy Mango, Beetroot & Ginger, and Green Papaya. As with the rest of the range, these exotic chutneys are all made with locally grown ingredients and “no added nonsense”; guaranteed to delight chilliheads and foodies with their vibrant flavours!

Come & meet the new Black Mamba and be the first to get your hands on our hot stuff – at the Proudly Made in Africa stand V-93 at Specialty Fine Food Fair at Olympia, London, from the 4th to the 6th of September!


Black Mamba just got bigger…

By | Hot & happening | 2 Comments

Introducing the new Black Mamba! Like a real snake, we’ve shed our old skin to embrace a fresh new look, which represents the brand we are today.

We hope you love it as much as we do. Our new bottles are 55ml bigger – growing to 180ml – so you can enjoy even more dangerously tasty bites!

To celebrate our new look, we’re welcoming some new faces to the Black Mamba family! Our Pineapple Chilli Sauce adds a sweet addition to our sauce range. And the tropical flavours continue with our new Spicy Mango Chutney!

Our earthy Beetroot Ginger Chutney is delicious with goats cheese. And fans of our Chipotle Chilli Sauce, will love our new Chipotle Chilli Paste!

To see the full range, click here or if you’re interested in stocking our products, click here to request a catalogue.

Inspired gifts for food lovers

By | Hot & happening | No Comments

If you’re yet to visit our shop at Swazi Candles Craft Centre, you’re in for a treat!

As well as the full range of our tasty chilli products -including our HOT Black Mamba branded clothing- we also sell a carefully-curated collection of the finest gourmet foods in Southern Africa – from organic chocolate to Fair Trade coffee – & eco-kitchen accessories too!

We’ve now closed our shop at Ngwenya Glass, but fans across the border can find our products at a range of shops across South Africa & online. We also have online stores in the UK & Germany.

To see all our stockists, or to order online, click here

Slither into our new snake den at Swazi Candles!

By | Hot & happening | No Comments

Watch out #chilliheads of Swaziland! There’s a Black Mamba on the loose & it’s made it’s den at Swazi Candles Craft Centre!

That’s right, we’ve just opened our sssecond Swaziland shop, this time in Malkerns Valley (and just a slither away from some great B&Bs, for #chilliheads from afar!)

With so many dangerously tasty products inside, we had to case our new den in a custom metal skin!

Step inside & be charmed by our deadly selection of Chilli Venoms®, plus new t-shirts & accessories for our ssserious #chilliheads!

Our new #HOTspot is open everyday from 8-5. Swazi Candles Craft Centre, Malkerns M204, Swaziland

Enter if you dare!

Psss… For more updates from Black Mamba, follow us on Inssstagram!