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Top 10 South African Snacks to Try This Summer

Top 10 South African Snacks to Try This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to explore new and exciting snacks, and South African cuisine offers a delightful array of options. If you're in the UK and looking to add a bit of South African flavour to your summer snacking, here are ten top South African snacks you should try, all available from our shop.

1. Biltong
A classic South African snack, biltong is air-dried, cured meat, typically beef. It's similar to jerky but prepared with different spices, resulting in a unique flavour. Biltong is high in protein, making it a great healthy snack option.

2. Droewors
Droewors are dried sausages made from beef and seasoned with coriander. These sausages are air-dried, making them chewy and full of flavour. They’re a perfect snack for road trips or outdoor activities.

3. Ouma Rusks
These traditional South African biscuits are ideal for dunking in tea or coffee. Ouma Rusks come in various flavours, including buttermilk, muesli, and condensed milk, offering a crunchy and satisfying snack.

4. Simba Chips
Simba Chips are a beloved South African brand offering a variety of flavours that are not commonly found in the UK. Popular choices include Chakalaka, Mrs Ball's Chutney, and Tomato Sauce flavour.

5. Flings
Flings are light, puffy corn snacks that melt in your mouth. These are especially popular with children but are equally enjoyed by adults looking for a light and tasty snack.

6. Romany Creams
Romany Creams are delicious chocolate coconut biscuits that come in several varieties, such as Original, Cappuccino, and Caramel. They are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

7. Mrs Ball's Chutney
While technically a condiment, Mrs Ball's Chutney is so versatile that it deserves a spot on this list. It's perfect for dipping, spreading on sandwiches, or adding a tangy flavour to your favourite dishes.

 8. Jungle Oats 
Jungle Oats is South Africa's favourite porridge brand, renowned for its wholesome, nutritious qualities and rich heritage. Made from 100% wholegrain rolled oats, it provides a hearty, energy-boosting start to the day.  Whether hot or cold, Jungle Oats offers a satisfying and nourishing meal option for all ages.

9. Peppermint Crisp
This chocolate bar is a South African favourite, featuring a crisp, mint-flavoured centre covered in rich chocolate. It’s a refreshing treat for hot summer days.

10. Guava Fruit Roll

The Safari Guava Fruit Roll, delightful snack made from real guava pulp. This fruit roll offers a sweet and tangy flavour, making it a perfect treat for those who enjoy tropical fruit snacks. It's not only tasty but also convenient for on-the-go snacking, providing a burst of natural fruit goodness in every bite. Ideal for both adults and children, this fruit roll is a refreshing addition to your snack collection.

Where to Find These Snacks

All these delicious South African snacks can be conveniently ordered online from the South African Spaza Shop, ensuring you get a taste of South Africa delivered right to your doorstep in the UK. Whether you're planning a summer picnic, a beach outing, or just looking to enjoy some unique flavours, these snacks are sure to delight your taste buds and offer a genuine taste of South African cuisine.

Exploring South African snacks not only introduces you to new flavours but also connects you with the vibrant culture and culinary traditions of South Africa. So, this summer, expand your snacking horizons and indulge in some of these top South African treats. Happy snacking!

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