This has to be the coolest food invention in history. Imana Foods (Brand name Top Class) makes these wonderful spice bowls available at good grocery stores all over South Africa. You select one of the varieties, open up the container and you will find a pack of spice. Open it up and place back inside the container. Now put meat, vegetables, anything in, close and shake! You now have some great tasting spices on everything. The container is rock hard and seals perfectly for transport. You can also add more spice to water to make stews and soups. This is a fantastic invention. Don’t forget to take some home with you!
Well done Imana Food people!
(Purchased at the Spar Store here in Ladybrand)
“PLASTIC?” This is the question you will be asked by your cashier as she bags your food at the grocery store. When I was younger they used to ask ‘Paper or Plastic’. What you do not realise as you say ‘Yes’ is that they are asking you to BUY the plastic bags. Yep, you pay for each and every one you use. It took me a while to realise this. I finally realised my mistake here in Ladybrand when I actually looked at my receipt from the Spar. I was happily throwing away old ones and always saying yes to new ones.
Unique Suggestions: If you have nothing to carry your purchases in, try and get the cashier to stuff the bags as full as possible.
Fun Alternatives: Cardboard boxes are freely available if you ask before starting your shopping. Also empty your rucksack before you go in or save your bags. They can be useful again and again.