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WE DID IT AGAIN! BLACK MAMBA WINS AT THE GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2022

WE DID IT AGAIN! BLACK MAMBA WINS AT THE GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2022

Our Black Mamba Pineapple Chilli Sauce won at the Great Taste awards in the UK! The Great Taste Awards, kind of like the Oscars of food, celebrates the very best in food and drink in the UK. Out of more than 12.000 products, our Pineapple Chilli Sauce won a coveted star. Judges praised our pineapple chilli sauce as "packed with fresh pineapple flavour with just the right level of heat” and wonderful ripe pineapple notes and the promised tropical flavours.” This is of course what you get when you work with real, fresh, organically grown produce and no added nonsense. The fact...

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Black Mamba confirmed as a verified SERRV Better World Partner

Black Mamba confirmed as a verified SERRV Better World Partner

If you know our story, then you already know how important it is for Black Mamba to support the communities and people that sustain us. If this is your introduction to us, that’s okay too! We love to talk about the incredible organisations that work to assist small-scale producers in their industries.  We recently completed the SERRV Better World Partner Audit and received our verified partner certification. SERRV International is one of the first fair trade organisations in the world, established in 1949. To better understand what they do, we need to talk about what fair trade actually is.  It’s more than...

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From Cook To Conductor - Meet Our Floor Supervisor Nontobeko

From Cook To Conductor - Meet Our Floor Supervisor Nontobeko

Sometimes the right people are in the right place at the right time. It doesn’t happen often, but in the case of Nontobeko Nhleko, that is exactly what occurred.  Black Mamba was starting to expand and production had reached a point where they needed more hands on deck to cope. Claudia (CEO) asked their then-cook, Zanele, to bring someone along to help. And so began the career of Black Mamba’s Floor Supervisor!  Initially, Nontobeko was hired as a cook, but over the years her eagerness and potential grew her position. “Nontobeko is a great team member”, Claudia says. “She’s always...

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Hot Sauce History (Part 1): Choose Your Chilli

Hot Sauce History (Part 1): Choose Your Chilli

Hot sauce is wildly popular. There is an entire pop culture phenomenon around this spicy condiment: well-known shows like Hot Ones, viral challenges on platforms like TikTok and Twitch, festivals, and even hit songs from famous musicians. While its popularity is at an all-time high, it’s been around for a long, long, long time. Like 7000BC kind of a long time! We’ll get to all of that and explore the timeline, but first, we’ll introduce our players in this spicy game.

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Why hand-crafted hot sauce is ALWAYS better for your health & the planet

Why hand-crafted hot sauce is ALWAYS better for your health & the planet

We like to be able to pronounce each ingredient in our products, and we like them the way we like our people: non-toxic. See, at Black Mamba we are passionate about making dangerously tasty food that is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the communities we work with. This is why our small business is a fair-trade enterprise that sources produce from micro-growers who practice regenerative farming, and supports local women who help us to create out flavourful, preservative-free hot sauces without any added nonsense. GOOD for the planet = GOOD for you! By operating in this way, we get...

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Meet Sibongile Mamba - Regenerative GUBA Farmer at Black Mamba

Meet Sibongile Mamba - Regenerative GUBA Farmer at Black Mamba

Black Mamba has a strong stance on uplifting and supporting small-scale farmers. One such farmer is the bubbly, determined Sibongile Mamba. At 68 years of age she is a force of nature, quick to make jokes but strongly dedicated to her newfound way of life. Read more about Make Mamba here...
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