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Black Mamba Gives Back with our Merch Range

Black Mamba Gives Back with our Merch Range

Black Mamba Foods derives its name from the most dangerous snake in Africa, which is endemic to Eswatini (for better or for worse!). We chose this name because we admire this powerful reptile and because it resonated with the metaphorical 'bite' of our chilli sauces.  Having taken our name as a nod to this compelling creature, we also believe it is our duty to generate awareness about the incredible work of the Eswatini Antivenom Foundation. The problem Thousands of people in Africa die or are permanently maimed every year because of snake bites. In Eswatini, the most impoverished rural populations...

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The Joy of Creating Vegan Foods that Taste Good AND Do Good

The Joy of Creating Vegan Foods that Taste Good AND Do Good

November is World Vegan Month! Did you know that every single product we create at our Black Mamba Heatquarters in Eswatini in sunny South Africa is 100% vegan and cruelty-free? It totally is! See, because our Black Mamba products and processes do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, it allows us to tread very gently on the earth. This is one of the many wonderful fringe benefits of working with small-scale organic fruit and vegetable farmers and being a part of a forward-thinking circular economy thanks to our association with local permaculture NGO Guba.  In the spirit of World Vegan Month,...

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What's the deal with Black Mamba Hot Points?

What's the deal with Black Mamba Hot Points?

Let's talk Hot Points! We know, we know, you are part of so many loyalty programmes already, so let's get right down to what makes ours a little different, shall we? See, Black Mamba Hot Points has been tailored as a great big thank you to all the wonderful chilliheads and ethical foodies who support our brand. It's all about giving props and doling out high fives - the kind you get to redeem for more Black Mamba goodness.So, without further ado, here's the lowdown on how to earn and redeem Hot Points once you've become a member: How to...

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Support Fair Trade Business with Black Mamba

Support Fair Trade Business with Black Mamba

At Black Mamba we are very proud to be a fair trade enterprise that treads lightly on the earth, provides safe and sustainable employment to talented women from vulnerable communities, and contributes to an earth-first organic supply chain that upskills and empowers small Eswatini farmers. We like our products to taste good and do good for people and the planet. After all, if you aren't leaving the world in better shape than you found it, what exactly are you doing?  If you believe, as we do, that values such as fairness, accountability, transparency, and environmental sustainability are important, join us...

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What is Black Mamba’s Secret Sauce?

What is Black Mamba’s Secret Sauce?

What are the things that set you apart?  This is a very important question every business owner should ask themselves regularly. After all, if your products and vibe are exactly the same as those of your competitors, what's the point? If everything is just a copy, there's no point.  At Black Mamba, our secret sauce - the thing that sets us apart - is made up of four very important ingredients. This includes:  1. A beautiful bowlful of far-flung heritage What do you get when you mix a Colombian with itchy feet and big dreams of changing the world, with...

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World Food Day 2021

World Food Day 2021

World Food Day is celebrated on the 16th of October each year. It commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) in 1945.
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