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Bringing Spices to life for 19 years

The Spice Factory Wide Range of HALAAL Products When you think of Spices, does your mind wander to the usual Italian herbs or paprika type options? But did you know, that there is an entire world of Spices out there that include a variety of Spice flavours, aromas, colours and tastes? At The Spice Factory we’ve been offering a wide product range of HALAAL Spices for over 19 years. We focus on supplying our products to a wide audience from wholesalers, distributors, butcheries to franchises and even provide Contract packaging to multiple customers. We understand what tastes good and...

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Your 10 step guide to smooth sailing in the kitchen.

Your 10 step guide to smooth sailing in the kitchen. Are you tired of crying in front of your onions? Sick of slicing your fingers instead of the cheese? Perhaps you just want to make less of a mess when cooking… Well this article is for you. It is our pleasure to save you from yourself and these common cooking mishaps. 1. Non-Stick Dampens the Mood. When kitchen utensils and equipment do their own things it can get frustrating. For instance a chopping board or bread board. It is meant to stay in place and allow you to chop some produce. But now it is deciding to slip and slide...

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Importance of Recycling and Supporting Local Brands

Introduction We know that protecting the environment is important, but it can feel like a daunting task. A task we never really see the benefits of. With Climate Change threatening to destroy the world as we know it, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and think that you don’t have any control over your impact on the earth. However there are lots of things you can do every day to reduce waste and help the planet! Supporting local brands is an easy way to support environmental concerns while reaping a wealth of other benefits. Here are some ways that supporting local businesses and...

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5 Tastiest Meals for Absolute Amateurs

5 Tastiest Meals for Absolute Amateurs. ***Note: Click on pictures to access recipes.***Trying to impress your date, or perhaps the in-laws? Maybe you just want to cook two portions and devour them yourself. Who cares?!The common dilemma is figuring out what to make. Next is the realisation that you are only capable of scrambling egg, boiling pasta, and relying on mommy.Stick with me and blow your girlfriend, mother-in-law, or just yourself away. Dust off the apron and get that wooden spoon out. First up: 1 – Starting off with some sticky BBQ Chicken. Spice it up and get your...

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Lift Off in T-5 !

Entering a new realm of the SA spice market. Stick to your guns. Focus on what you know. Play to your strengths. All great pieces of advice, but poor suggestions for growth. The Spice Factory is soon launching what we expect to be a game changer in our local market. Moving slightly away from our norm and testing the waters else where. Countless hours of planning, debating, gathering, and biting the bullet with all the homework and ‘school fees’ paid in full. Challenging times and a tight economy, what else can you do but try re-invent and adapt one’s self? People...

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3 Steps to Removing Decision Blocks

What causes decision blocks? Whether it is a new invention or current design for a customer, even as simple as not knowing what you want on a menu, decisions defeat us. “Choice Overload” is a real thing. Not only does it slow our lives down but it often leaves us empty-handed. So how do we overcome this subtle sinful menace that is choice? Well here are my 3 steps: 1. Ask friends and family. Some opinions may seem extremely out of line and useless to you, however you are building a basis of what other people think. Using this information you most likely have learnt something...

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Little Steps to Big Leaps

2020 has had more challenges than expected. Any business owner will agree that *The C word* has taken its toll. Especially small business owners who already deal with countless problems daily. Even the big dogs have battled. With business getting tighter, and sales getting slimmer, where is the light at the end of the tunnel? New deals and more customers is partly based on luck. However most of it is perseverance mixed with charisma. Selling yourself and your brand is obviously the goal for most. But more often now people and businesses aren’t bothered by quality, or loyalty, or...

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Gift Your Christmas Dinner

5 Amazing seasonings to spice up your Christmas dishes. It’s not only about what flavours and tastes win over the mother-in-law, but also the benefits we gain from the tiny amounts of spice we add to almost every dish. Here are my top 5 seasonings anyone preparing a Christmas dinner should know about.   1 – Paprika : not only does this spice add colour but also provides a variety of thrilling sweet and spicy touches to pretty much anything – from rice to soups to meat – a versatile seasoning with plenty to give, just don’t add it first as heat kills the colour...

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What’s happening in 2022 – Spice Edition

Market Report – January 2022 Chilli / Capsicum Chilli producing regions in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states have experienced a Western black flower thrips attack over chilli farms in the main growing regions and the crop damage is estimated to be very severe. The available pesticides and chemicals are not very effective against these pests and hence it would affect the yields of the standing crop. Prices for Chillies continues to be very high. Rates moved up almost 25% over last two weeks. Chilly crop was expected to be very good this year initially, due to higher...

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