What do you get when you mix a Colombian with itchy feet that wants to change the world and a Swazi that is obsessed with chillies? You get Black Mamba: a sustainable brand based in beautiful Eswatini (former Swaziland) that brings you a range of dangerously tasty African chilli sauces, sun-kissed jams, perfect pesto’s, choice chutneys and tantalizing hot honey that look good, taste good and do good.
What started as a side project for Joe and Claudia when cooking a pot of hot sauce from the back of their house, has become a thriving social business that exports Africa’s tastiest chilli sauces around the world, improving the livelihood of dozens of families in Eswatini, empowering women, and becoming a model of environmental practices that put planet first.
At Black Mamba we love to create GOOD food, and for us this means:
- Food that is good for you: Made with real ingredients and no added nonsense (we love our people as we love our food: non-toxic!)
- Food that is good for the planet: With ingredients grown via permaculture and regenerative farming, and packaging that is either highly recyclable or biodegradable
- Food that is good for the rural communities we work with: we source produce from micro-growers who practice regenerative farming, and we support local women who help us to create our award-winning, flavourful products. The direct positive impact of working with these communities reaches over 1,000 individuals in Eswatini.
Pick presents with purpose
When you choose gifts for loved ones this festive season, take the opportunity to choose gifts with purpose.
When you support Black Mamba, you can rest assured that the gifts you buy are:
One of our core pillars is the belief that we need to be as mindful and respectful as we can with our planet, and this is one of the reasons we partner with Guba Permaculture Training Centre. They share their knowledge of permaculture and regenerative agriculture with all the smallholders that grow our chillies and herbs.
We recently completed the SERRV Better World Partner Audit and received our verified partner certification. Additionally, Black Mamba is a proud member of ESWIFT, the Eswatini Fair Trade network, a member-based organisation providing training, trade, and advocacy for Eswatini-based businesses that abide by fair trade principles.
Vegan & Cruelty-Free
Because our Black Mamba products and processes do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, it allows us to tread very gently on the earth.
Our Halaal certification is provided by SANHA (South African National Halaal Authority) and it’s internationally recognised
All of our products are packaged in glass, shipped wrapped in dimple paper (a paper-based, eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap developed right here in South Africa), packaged in cardboard boxes that are sealed with paper tape and accompanied by notes on seeded paper that you can plant to grow your own herbs at home.
When you purchase merchandise from our online store, we donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale to two amazing recipients on your behalf -the Eswatini Antivenom Foundation and the all-female Black Mamba antipoaching unit. These organisations both do amazing work, and we are proud to support their causes.
Our whole range of chilli sauces has received Great Taste Awards, UK largest and most trusted food & drink accreditation scheme, and we have won 4 Aurora Awards in South Africa for our chilli sauces and our Basil & Cayenne pesto. Taste is a great result when you work with real, fresh, organically grown produce and no added nonsense. And nothing tastes as good as ethically and sustainably made food!
Choose your own adventure
Take your pick of beautiful, sustainable products and items from our Black Mamba range. This includes:
Tasty Gift Packs
Treat a friend (or yourself!) to beautiful boxed collections of our chilli sauces, pesto, chutneys and jams.
Africa’s Tastiest Chilli Sauces
The thing we are most famous for – our dangerously tasty and award-winning range of chilli sauces, beloved by chilli heads and ethical foodies around the globe.
Fruit Bat Jams
Made from lush, juicy fruit ripened by the hot Eswatini sun, these jams are like rays of sunshine in a jar.
Spice up your cooking and expand your recipe repertoire with our selection of flavourful pesto, each crafted from beautiful organic herbs and macadamias.
Delicious with cold meats, cheese & crackers, or just off the spoon (it’s that good), our chutneys are a gorgeous addition to any condiment line-up.
Tantalizing Hot Honey
Made with sustainably harvested local honey delicately infused with chillies, our hot honey is perfect sweet heat. Drizzle on pizza, cheese, roasted veggies and fried chicken…or even add it to ice cream. The possibilities are endless!
Enjoy effortless online shopping
You can shop our full range online at www blackmambachilli.com, where you will get FREE delivery on your first order, can peruse all our recipes in one spot and score hot points to save on future purchases. You will also find a comprehensive local and global stockist list, which includes online retailers like Faithful to Nature, Takealot, and Amazon.
We tread lightly on the earth and use her bounty to bring you plenty of flavour beyond the fire. Which Black Mamba product will you try first?
Connect with Black Mamba on www.blackmambachilli.com / @blackmambafood