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Dec 27, 2002 02:44 PM

South African food products in NYC

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I am looking for Chipniks, Appletizer, Joko Tea, Mrs. Ball's chutney and other South African food products in NYC (or the Metro area) at a store (i.e. not a web or catalog based "importer"). I found the chutney once at Fairway, but I have been unsuccessful in finding any of the other items I mentioned. Help is greatly appreciated by me, though perhaps not by my cardiologist!

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  1. I don't know the answer to your query, but try calling the owner, Mark, at Madiba's in Brooklyn 718-855-9190. It is NYC's only S. African restaurant and the owner is S. African, very friendly and might know sources in the area.

    1. I have never bought products from any of the suppliers on this list, but the website I'm providing a link for lists a number of suppliers of African foodstuffs.


      1. i am the recent recipient of a bottle of mrs. ball's spicy chutney from a south african friend. being merely an american girl, i don't know what to do with it. any suggestions?

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        1. re: rachel b.

          OMG! It's delicious on anything! Try a cheese and chutney sandwhich, or on curries, steaks, chicken, with a bagel with cream cheese and salmon, soooo many ways to enjoy it

        2. Hi Rob
          Aangename kennis!!
          Just read your message on the SA website---pity you don't live in Toronto Canada, ===we have ALL the products you mentioned.
          One word of warning though. Should you find what you need , Please CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE/S.
          I got caught on Koo Guavas. They were so revolting!!
          Hope you find what you need.