#Throwback: Iconic Brands

It’s Thursday, that means it’s time for a throwback….


We start off this week’s throwback with the ever trusted Nescafe Ricoffy, see featured video.  I can say this much, it doesn’t matter if a person is exposed to the more “larney” coffee brands, one always craves that familiar coffee taste – the taste of Ricoffy.  We grew up drinking the coffee.


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Bonnita Long Life Milk 

What happened to Long Life Milk?  Is it still on shelf?  Back in the day when you were asked to go buy milk at a spaza shop you went there and asked for Long Life.  There’s too much competition in UHT processed milk brands right now.


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Rajah Curry Powder

The brand and the product have been around for decades.  It’s a grocery must have item for every household.  I never go without Rajah in my cupboards.  Never!


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Anybody remembers Oros?  Musician Kabomo seems to do, he posted an image of Oros on his instagram acccount with the caption “…….never forget where you come from. ”  We called it Umongimali (money saver).

What do you think of this week’s throwbacks?  Any nostalgic memories?

Join the conversation using the hashtag #mzansifoodthrowback

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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