New Product Alert: Sparkling Big Easy Iced Tea & Lemonade by Ernie Els

What initially drew my attention to the  Big Easy Iced Tea was learning that purchases also contribute to Els for Autism Foundation, an NGO founded by Ernie and Liezl Els to help autistic children.  Then I got to try it and liked it and if I like, I share.  That’s s how it goes…..

Big Easy Iced Tea & Lemonade is  South Africa’s very first range of sparkling iced tea recently launched by golfing giant Ernie Els in partnership with Chill Beverages International, a trendsetting beverage company based in Stellenbosch.


The iced teas are available in three flavours (see featured image):

Original Lemon, Cranberry and Peach.    You might love that Big Easy Iced Tea is free of preservatives and artificial colourants.   The refreshingly sparkling beverage is lower in sugar with about 26g in 330ml serving, which makes it very easy to drink.  Ingredient composition includes: carbonated water, sugar, fructose, lemon juice concentrate, flavourings citric acid and tea extract.  Big Easy is best served cold with a slice of lemon and ice, however, it also works well as a mixer.   Try Original Lemon with a dash fo bournon whiskey, the Cranberry with vodka or for a new spin on the famous Bellini, blend the Peach with a lively Cap Classique or sparkling wine.

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Big Easy Iced Tea & Lemonade  is available in 330ml cans for around R8.50 at leading outlets country-wide.  Hope you get to try it!


Check out the site to the Els for Autism Foundation

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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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