Knorr believes that good food matters - it adds untold pleasure to our lives. And everyday meals can be just as magical as special occasions. Food is not just fuel, it really is the glue of life. This conviction lies at the heart of Knorr's success - it is Unilever's no. 1 brand.
A passion for good food goes right back to Knorr's earliest days. The business was formed in 1838, when founder Carl Heinrich Knorr pioneered experiments in drying seasonings and vegetables to preserve their flavour and nutritional value.
Nowadays, Knorr has grown to become a well-loved, international brand with a wide range of bouillons, soups, seasonings, sauces and dressings to help people make their every day meal that little bit more special.
ROBERTSONS is as South African as braaivleis and sunny skies. Over the years the ROBERTSONS ship has come to signify top quality herbs and spices you can trust.
Also look out for the ROBERTSONS Coatings and Seasonings ranges, ROBERTSONS Rub and ROBERTSONS Jikelele sishebo/stew mix. Each of these products uses top quality ROBERTSONS Herbs and Spices to add delicious flavour.
Bringing out the best in you. The Hellmann's worldwide brand family, is the largest dressings business across the globe. Hellmann's is also the world's no. 1 mayonnaise brand.
Hellmann's was first produced almost 100 years ago when Richard Hellmann, who had recently arrived in the US from Germany, began selling a mayonnaise made from his wife's own recipe. Two versions were originally sold, and to distinguish between them, Hellmann put a blue ribbon around one. The ‘Blue Ribbon’ label is still used today – it has become an icon of product design and proof of the enduring popularity of the mayonnaise.
But Hellmann's is now much more than mayonnaise. We offer simple, uncomplicated products, made from natural, honest and familiar ingredients. Our products are convenient and simple to use, adding taste, texture and pleasure to your meal, whether at the dining table, braai, picnic or on the move.
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MARVELLO has long been a favourite choice for South African professional chefs for the following reasons…
It is creamy and delicious with a distinct butter flavour. Its natural, rich yellow colour. The fact that it is extremely versatile and ideal for shallow frying, grilling basting, spreading, baking or as an ingredient in sauces. It also melts instantly in the mouth but remains firm at room temperature and offers a unique flavour profile – a buttery taste release that is delicious in both hot and cold applications.
MEADOWLAND Classique is the No 1 multi purpose product, excellent for whipping, pouring and cooking. It is unsweetened, works well with alcohol and acids and doesn't split when boiled.
Also look out for MEADOWLAND Delight and Sour which together with MEADOWLAND Classique provide a range of long life products that offering versatility and reliability whatever your menu requirements. Whether sweet or savoury, the only limit is your imagination!.
South Africans and expats alike love Mrs Ball's Chutney.
The name chutney was adopted from a Hindi word in India, chatni, meaning 'made from fresh fruit and spices". In South Africa it's mainly used as a marinade and a sauce to accompany meat, curries and bobotie.Undoubtably the most famous South African Chutney is Mrs Balls.
In 1865 Mrs. Ball was born as Amelia Alice Elizabeth Adkins in Fort Jackson, East London, the same town where her Canadian parents were stranded in 1852 on their way to Australia. According to www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk her father, Henry James Adkins, captain of the SS Quanza, and his wife, Sarah Spalding, left the coastal town, Nova Scotia in Canada for Australia. Although the boat was lost off the coast of East London, fortunately for future generations of South Africans, the captain, his wife and her chutney recipe survived.
It was here that their daughter, Amelia Adkins, was born thirteen years later. She married Herbert Saddleton Ball in Fort Jackson, and was thereafter known as Mrs. Ball. Both Mrs. Ball and her sister, Florence (known as Aunt Flo) received the secret chutney recipe from their mother, who in turn got it from her mother.
Mrs. Ball started making the chutney after she moved to Johannesburg with her husband and seven children. Her friends and family loved it so much that the business started blossoming on its own. The demand increased; Mrs Ball cooked and her husband bottled.
Home Industries started selling her chutney and by 1918 she sold about 24 bottles a day, which in the years to come grew to 8 000 bottles a day.
In 1921 the Ball family moved to Cape Town. After living in Kalk Bay and Diepriver they settled in Plumstead (where her husband took over the chutney cooking). He died in 1935 and she moved to Fish Hoek where she continued to make chutney in her backyard with the help of her grandson, "Uncle Bob". The business was later moved to Woodstock with twelve new workers.
In 1957/’58 Mrs Ball’s chutney was exported to England for the first time . In the early seventies, Brooke Bond Oxo bought over the business, which was later sold to Unifoods. Still owned by them today, Mrs. Ball’s chutney is being made in Johannesburg and exported to Germany, Britain, New Zealand and Australia.
The Flora brand offers consumers heart-healthy products, so take ‘heart for living!’
For more than 40 years Unilever has played a leading role in helping consumers maintain healthy hearts. Recognising Unilever as a world leader in nutritional research, the medical profession asked the company to create a healthy alternative to butter, lard and hard margarines.
This led to us developing a blood cholesterol-lowering spread that was high in polyunsaturated fat and low in saturated fat.
Lipton is one of the world's great refreshment brands, making a big splash in the global beverages market, it;s painting the world yellow with a marketing campaign that represents all that Lipton stands for — brightness, vitality and fun with natural goodness.
Carte d’Or, easily identified by its gold heart logo, is the number one brand in the premium dessert sector in Europe. The brand stands for quality passion, innovation and an appreciation of all things indulgent.
Enter the dreamy world of Carte D’Or and discover a whole new world of dessert heaven!
Since its launch in 1920 Stork margarine has established itself as one of the most trusted names in home baking, dominting the £40 million baking sector.