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Snacks That South African Travellers & Expats Miss The Most

11 February 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in Masterchefs

South African Snacks

South African's are a patriotic bunch but only really realise it once they leave the country, this could be on holiday, a business trip or immigrating for opportunities or promise of a better life somewhere in the world. 

It is only after we leave our borders that we realise how much we love our country and the creature comforts we grew up with, especially our homegrown snacks and treats.

We all know local is lekker for a reason, so we've put together the South African snack survival guide. 

This checklist is ideal for South African's who are missing home and can't remember those snacks they fell in love with and need a refresher course. 

It can also be used when planning to pack for an overseas trip or when you need to smuggle a few snacks across the border to comfort friends and family based overseas.

South African chips

  • Big Corn Bites
  • Flings
  • Ghost pops
  • Simba Chips

South African chocolates

  • Chomp
  • Chocolate Log
  • Peppermint crisp
  • Tex

South African sweets

  • Chappies bubblegum
  • Fizzer
  • Fizz pop
  • Mebos
  • Wilson toffees

South African treats

  • Biltong
  • Droe wors
  • Provitas
  • Romany Creams
  • Ouma Rusks
  • Zoo Biscuits

South African condiments

  • All Gold Tomato Sauce
  • Aromat
  • Bovril
  • Chakalaka
  • Monkey Gland Sauce
  • Mrs Balls Chutney
  • Pecks Anchovette (aka fish paste)
  • Ultramel custard

South African drinks

  • Rooibos tea
  • Sparletta Cream Soda
  • YogiSip

South African alcoholic beverages

  • Amarula
  • Klipdrift Brandy
  • KWV Brandy

Tell us your snack story

Which one of these snacks is your favourite? Do you have friends and family overseas who have cravings for any of these local food items? Are there any items you feel should be added to this list? 

Share this post with them and leave a comment below with where they live and which snack they miss most

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