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Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #11

By June 10, 2016October 24th,

Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #11

June 10, 2016

Guess what day it is today? You’re right, it’s Friday! And today we’re taking a bit of a detour from our German escapades – heading up to Sweden to visit the fantastic South African shop called Taste of Africa.

Shop of the Week – Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa offers a very unique experience to visitors. Not only can you browse and buy all the fabulous safa products, but you can visit the African Baobab Kitchen to cook with other South Africans. You simply choose your favourite ingredients, gooi them in the potjie and enjoy a lovely ambience with acquaintances who soon become friends.

Taste of Africa offers a unique experience. They believe in togetherness, sharing and understand that South Africans long to experience home in more ways than one. Shop owners hail from Stanford in South Africa.

Shop products

A Taste of Africa offers you the opportunity to shop online, visit their farm shop and cafe or cook and eat at the Baobab cafe.

Categories include:

  • Potjies/African cast-iron pots
  • Mrs Ball’s chutney
  • Amelia’s organic chutney
  • Bushman’s chili sauces
  • Taste of Africa spices
  • African coffee
  • Taste of Africa organic bush tea
  • Taste of Africa sundried fruit
  • Hand made African goods
  • Cook books
  • African culture books

Shop contact details

Placing an order: simply place your order via their online shop.

Physical shop:


Address: Gilleråsvägen 59, 810 40 Hedesunda, Sweden


Tel: 0291 61025 or 070 264 2109

Special features

A Taste of Africa ships to other countries outside Sweden as well. And if you’re looking for a bit of an extra touch, why not use their party or conference services where you can introduce or share your love of Africa with your Swedish friends and colleagues?

What makes them so amazing is that they believe in giving back – 4% of all Bushman’s chili sauce sales is donated to Survival International which protects the heritage of the indigenous San people. In addition, 4 % of Taste of Africa spice sales are donated to Vi-skogen – a tree-planting project which guards against soil erosion in Africa. Lastly, a percentage of sales from Taste of Africa Coffee is donated to a school in South Africa, Funimfundo.

Feel free to follow them on Facebook.

Happy shopping and check in again next week Friday for your Rainbow Friday shopping feature.

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