Black Mamba Wins Gold Awards at the Aurora Taste Challenge!

Black Mamba has won new awards and nothing makes us happier! This time, our Cayenne Chilli Sauce, our XXXtra Hot Peri-Peri Chilli Sauce and our Basil & Cayenne Pesto have won Gold Awards, and our Chipotle Chilli Sauce has won a Silver Award, at the fourth annual Aurora International Taste Challenge that took place in August 2022 near Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The Aurora International Taste Challenge was created to celebrate and pay tribute to universal food quality, and recognises and awards food product excellence. Some of the best food and drinks industry professionals in South Africa were invited to judge, and had to choose the best products out of more than 2800 entries. Each product was assessed using product-specific criteria in addition to the usual criteria such as appearance, smell, taste, mouth feel, and after-taste. 

The sauces and condiment category really stood out for the judges, who were surprised by the focus on depth of flavour, rather than just heat, which explains why our Black Mamba products were chosen amongst the best! Taste is a great result when you work with real, fresh, organically grown produce and no added nonsense. The fact that we get our fresh ingredients from small farmers in Eswatini must also somehow add to the flavour: nothing tastes as good as ethically and sustainably made food!

If you want to experience first-hand why we received our Gold and Silver Awards, check all the Stockists where you can find our dangerously tasty products. If you're in South Africa, have your Black Mamba delivered directly to your door step from This chilli train is unstoppable!

If you want to learn more about the Aurora Awards, you can visit their page here.

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