WHAT do you get when you mix a Colombian with itchy feet who wants to change the world and a Swazi who is obsessed with chillis? You get Black Mamba, a sustainable brand based in beautiful Eswatini (former Swaziland). What started as a side project for Joe and Claudia Castellanos when cooking a pot of hot sauce from the back of their house, has become a thriving social business that exports Africa’s tastiest chilli sauces around the world, improving the livelihood of dozens of families in Eswatini, empowering women, and becoming a model of environmental practices that put the planet first.
When you support Black Mamba, you can rest assured the gifts you buy are sustainably farmed, award-winning fair trade, vegan, cruelty free, Halaal-certified and planet-friendly. The range includes boxed collections of chilli sauces, pesto, chutneys and jams; the dangerously tasty and award-winning range of chilli sauces, beloved by chilli heads and ethical foodies around the globe; Fruit Bat Jams made from lush, juicy fruit ripened by the hot Eswatini sun, these jams are like rays of sunshine in a jar; flavourful pestos crafted from organic herbs and macadamias to spice up your cooking; Choice Chutney, which is delicious with cold meats, cheese and crackers, or just off the spoon (it’s that good); and Hot Honey, made with sustainably harvested local honey delicately infused with chillis. Drizzle on pizza, cheese, roasted veggies and fried chicken…or even add it to ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
Connect with Black Mamba and shop online here.