Whether you’re a home cook, or run a restaurant, you will love Spices 4 Africa’s range of spices, rubs and wet curry spices ready to be made into unforgettable meals.
The beauty of the wet mix spices apart from its consistency and ease of use is that it infuses into the dish extremely well. Also, it is concentrated so a little goes a long way and better yet once opened can be stored in your refrigerator for up to a year because only pure spices are used in its formulation with no salt, no flavourants or colourants and no MSG. Here at the Gay Pages, we’ve been testing various of their products and simply love them.
Mandy Raman spent 15 years of her working career at South African Airways. When she was unable to continue her journey as a Senior Flight Attendant in 2008 due to a back injury, she turned her unfortunate situation into a life changing opportunity when she decided to pursue her passion and love for spices. She started a small retail store in Kempton Park which has now blossomed into a development hub for the blending and formulation of a range of spice products. It specialises in a range of quick, easy and convenient spice products that are really fun and easy to use. This is available in a range of wet mix as well as dry spice products. The key element around this range is on healthy eating and maintaining a level of consistency. Not only is this essential for home cooking but it works exceptionally well in the hospitality industry. About 6 years ago Mandy was joined by her husband, Reggie who spent 17 years in the retail banking industry, to help develop the business even further and meet the demands of the customer.
As a Halaal certified supplier of spices, Spices 4 Africa manufactures its own range of products that can be found on the shelves of many retailers. For your safety and convenience, they’ve made it possible for you to order any of their spice products, health products and amazing gifts for both corporate and individuals from the comfort of your home, office or wherever you are. Log onto www.spices4africa.co.za to view the complete range that they have on offer. They also supply to the restaurant and hospitality industry in larger quantities and can arrange delivery for your convenience.
Spices 4 Africa also has a factory outlet where you will find their complete product range as well as frozen products. Here you will also be able to get good advice on the uses of the spices as well as their many health properties, apart from personal attention and good service.
Following the growing trend in living and eating healthy foods, Spices 4 Africa’s health division known as Divine Health gives customers access to a range of health spice capsules, healthy spice powders, seeds, herbs and even a range of vegan products. Most of their products are vegan friendly, gluten free, MSG free and preservative free. This line of products is ever expanding to meet the increasing demand. The best thing for home cooks is that recipes have been kept simple, making the cooking process easy. The Wet Mix products have all spice ingredients already included, just add salt and you’re done!
Spices 4 Africa is a proudly South African business and is proud to promote its products as locally manufactured. It is also a Level 1 B-BBEE accredited supplier with both 100% black ownership as well as 100% female ownership. The size of the business allows them to be flexible and cater for unusual requests from customers. They often collaborate with sous chefs from some of the country’s most renowned establishments in the restaurant and hospitality industry to formulate spice blends specifically according to their individual needs. Full confidentiality to protect the intellectual property of their customers is guaranteed.
Spices 4 Africa understands the importance of giving back to the community that it operates in. At present they support many of the local NGOs, not only in the East Rand, but also in and around Gauteng. Ever since the company opened its doors in 2008 it always looked for opportunities to support organisations that care especially for children, families and the aged. It bases its social responsibility on the philosophy of Mother Theresa who said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed one.”
As a small business Spices 4 Africa believes that it can make a difference in society. They believe that giving donations of food or spices is a job only half done. It is their fundamental belief that through personal involvement, commitment and physically going out and helping in the community is what completes the job. The reward and fulfilment come from the joy on the faces of the individuals whose lives are touched through their actions and deeds.
Spices 4 Africa are looking at innovative ways of growing the South African economy and empowering people by creating job opportunities for individuals, those with entrepreneurial drive and spirit, that don’t have a lot of money but are ambitious and would love to start their own business. Their “Business-in-a-Box” is one such initiative that can get you started on your own spice business in the comfort of your own home. All the tools and support to get you started are provided and they will continue to support you until you’re self-sufficient.