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Then vs Now: The HOT Black Mamba Journey from Kitchen Door to Global Brand

Then vs Now: The HOT Black Mamba Journey from Kitchen Door to Global Brand

When we look back at where it all began, it's hard to believe the incredible journey that Black Mamba has been through over the years. Our story started in 2010, quite literally from the back of Claudia and Joe’s kitchen. Little did we know back then that our passion for creating unique flavours while supporting rural communities and treading lightly on the planet would lead us on the amazing path we are today. Our very first breakthrough came at the Bushfire Festival in 2010. Claudia and Joe cooked 420 bottles of our Cayenne Chilli sauce, which were all snatched up...

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Black Mamba Celebrates #MandelaDay by Launching NEW CO2 Offset Initiative

Black Mamba Celebrates #MandelaDay by Launching NEW CO2 Offset Initiative

Black Mamba has always taken pride in being an earth-friendly business, and ensuring that our factory processes and procedures are as sustainable as possible. However, we believe that it's essential to go above and beyond for Mother Earth. So, we've decided to take a big step forward in our commitment to the environment!Starting on #MandelaDay this year, for every overseas shipment of our products that goes out into the world, we will be planting five trees, and hoping to increase this number while we increase our footprint in the world. We are stepping up our game to offset the CO2...

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10 Spicy Ways to Enjoy African Hot Sauce with EVERYTHING

10 Spicy Ways to Enjoy African Hot Sauce with EVERYTHING

The great thing about our Black Mamba organic, fairtrade chilli sauces is that you can enjoy them in so many amazing recipes. Sure, they're great on tacos, and epic on pizza, but there are a bunch of incredibly tasty ways to use it in cooking and baking (and even drinks!) that you might not have thought of at all before. So, to serve as inspiration next time you reach for a bottle of your favourite hot sauce from Eswatini, here are a few unexpected Iand delicious!) ways to put Black Mamba on everything: FISHY THINGS Spicy Kiwi & Jalapeño Granita...

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The Dirty Dozen: What you need to know about pesticides & organic produce

The Dirty Dozen: What you need to know about pesticides & organic produce

  The Dirty Dozen is a list of fruits and vegetables that are known to be heavily sprayed with pesticides. The list is compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organisation. The EWG's Dirty Dozen list for 2023 includes: Strawberries Spinach Kale, collard, and mustard greens Peaches Pears Nectarines Apples Grapes Bell and hot peppers Cherries Blueberries Green beans How do you land on the #DirtyDozen list? The EWG's Dirty Dozen list is based on a number of factors, including the amount of pesticides used on each crop, the toxicity of those pesticides, and the frequency with...

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Waterwise permaculture & why it's amazing

Waterwise permaculture & why it's amazing

Permaculture is a sustainable farming and gardening practice that aims to work in harmony with nature while also producing abundant yields. One of the key aspects of permaculture is the conservation of water resources, which is essential for ensuring long-term sustainability. Permaculture offers a range of strategies that can help to save water and build resilience in the face of water scarcity. This includes the following: Building healthy soil structureHealthy soil is essential for growing healthy plants, and it is also a key factor in water conservation. Building a healthy soil structure means the soil can hold water better. Adding...

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The Black Mamba Manifesto: Building a Better World Through Good Food

The Black Mamba Manifesto: Building a Better World Through Good Food

BLACK MAMBA is about more than dangerously good food. Yes, we make HOT chilli sauces and other delicious products (and we love doing it!) but the reason we exist goes above and beyond our products. We are here to change food ecosystems, and we are at the vanguard of a movement to change the way we think about, and the way we produce and consume food. As an ethical business, we aim to lead by example in order to spread awareness, empower consumers, and inspire other conscious brands. This is our manifesto:  * We are food rebels who inspire ethical foodies to...

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