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“You can’t buy happiness… but you can buy Biltong, and that is kind of the same thing!”

South Africa offers not only a great variety of different and amazing landscapes, it is also home to people from diverse backgrounds.

Here is a list of what many South Africans would miss when it comes to food.

“You Can’T Buy Happiness… But You Can Buy Biltong And That Is Kind Of The Same Thing ”

1) Biltong
2) Dry wors (also known as droëwors in Afrikaans)
3) Crème soda
4) Nik Naks
5) Mrs Balls Chutney
6) Peppermint Crisps
7) Boerewors
8) Rusks
9) Maize meal, locally referred to as mielie/mealie
10) Bakers Tennis Biscuits

But don’t worry, there are shops in Canada, Australia, and in New Zealand that cater to your food cravings.

Springbok Foods is a national wholesale distributor and retailer of the largest range of South African groceries and food products in Australia.

“We import and sell all your favourite South African products – from those trusted grocery names you always relied on in South Africa like All Gold, Mrs Balls, Knorr, Bakers, Pronutro, Pyott’s and Freshpak Rooibos teas to 44 gallon drum braai’s (bbq’s), Afrikaans music CD’s and DVD’s.”

“We also manufacture and sell a wide range of our own quality gourmet boerewors sausages, biltong & Jerky, dry wors (droewors), sosaties and mielie meal under our own brand label. “ They are based in Oxenford, Queensland and have an online store.

Eat Sum More is based on Ontario, Canada. They also cater to South Africans. “We import all of our spices from South Africa and blend them in the store to produce the finest Biltong, Drywors, Chili Bites, Shavings and Boerewors, which people still travel for miles to acquire.” They have a range of products covering all of the meats, drinks, groceries, and beauty products. You can shop online there as well.

For New Zealand, look to The Original SA Shop based in Auckland. “The Original SA Shop is a little piece of South Africa in New Zealand, a home away from home. Our distinctive orange store can easily be spotted in the heart of Browns Bay, North Shore, Auckland.” They carry all of the SA favourites and offer gift baskets and hampers. You can shop online.

Please let us know the foods or items you would miss!

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