Friday, 6 January 2012

Sweet Treats from Home...South Africa!

Imagine my surprise when I arrived to in the office this morning to find a lucky packet of fabulous South African sweets and treats!

They remind me of a wonderful, carefree childhood full of friends, family and sunshine. I think I took it for granted that the beach, mountain and sun would always be there.

Strawberry Fizzer's - which I used to roll up into 'snails' as a kid.

Nik Naks - obligatory chips (crisps) at a braai (bbq).

Jelly Tots - I would squish three of them together to make a 'hamburger'.  Nothing quite like them!

Chomp - I have tried for nearly 8 years to find something even remotely smiliar to those in the UK.  Trust me...nothing compares!  If you read the description, it sounds like a Picnic bar but it is nothing like it.

Beacon Fav'rites - this packet consists of Inside Story, Now, Peppermint Crisp, TV Bar, Peanut Butter Bar, Nougat..  It is heaven in a bag, ek se!!!!  Mos lekker, ja!!

I grew up in Cape Town.  It is a beautiful place full of amazing, friendly and unique people.  And yes, I do miss it and my family and friends, every day.  Especially my nearly 7 month old nephew who I have never met.  Would I move back? Yes and no.  I love where we live in the UK and have wonderful friends here, the majority of which are South African (surprise, surprise!).  I guess you gravitate towards what you know?  Also, travelling from the UK is far easier and cheaper.  11 hours on a plane to get to or from London is a bit exhausting on the best of days.

Anyway, I can't wait to let Isabella try her first ever chomp!  I'm not sure if she is going to see the rest of the treats because she might take them all.  I know that parents are meant to share with their children, but this time, I think I am going to make it all about myself and my husband!  Thanks Claire :)

A x


  1. I have always wanted to visit, pics look amazing!

  2. It's an amazing place! You must, must go! You'd love it x


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