New Products: Mzansi Style Cuisine Handcrafted Relishes; Amakhekhe ‘Township Scone’ Mix


The idea to have my own products has been lingering in my head for years.  And my mom has been a constant reminder, she’d ask subtle questions like ‘I used to love it when you developed products at Bokomo, you should develop your own and sell them.’ And my friends, as well as old customers, would be like ‘When are you selling jams again? My dad is still asking the grape variant.’


Back in 2014, I made ginger beer, amakhekhe, and no sugar added jams – these were sold at the Stellenbosch Slow Market.  It was an incredible experience because I would have someone buy the jam then come back the next Saturday to buy more as gifts for loved ones.


It’s been a dream of mine to get back into that space of creating products and sell them.  But time wouldn’t allow.  Fast forward to early 2019, I’m feeling depressed and anxious – my psychologist suggests that I do something that makes me happy and leaves me feeling fulfilled.  She suggests I tap into that and set my soul free.  A light bulb moment.



I then became a mad scientist in my kitchen, developing the ginger beer, Amakhekhe mix, and relishes.  It’s been a great process of creating and I think the results speak for themselves. I’m so proud. Soon, I’ll be re-introducing the no sugar added jams.  You should definitely be on the lookout for that.


In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be introducing the products individually and sharing recipe suggestions.  For now, hit me up and place your order and ….



About Author


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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  • Zikhona Gwadiso

    Can’t wait to try all of these new products! I’m so proud that you’re finally do it. Thank you for sharing your talents Sisi

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