Our Product - Garlic Products from Ouma Swesie Se Spens

Pickled Garlic & Herbs in glass Jar.

Continuing with the series of blog posts where I focus on the products found in my pantry, I focus today on the wonderfully delicious and healthy (yes healthy!) Garlic products from Ouma Swesie se Spens . All my products have been carefully chosen, keeping in mind our motto for the shop - supporting local farmers, small businesses and the home cooks who have a great product to offer. 

Garlic, your friend – not your enemy!

Garlic, an amazing vegetable is the backbone to Ouma Swesie se Spens. Ouma Swesie se Spens is based in Darling of the Western Cape and was established in 2014. Louise Viljoen’s passion for food came from her mother who, being in the catering industry, shared many memorable moments with her during her childhood. The idea to create a range of garlic products came to live after a weekend spent together with her children, who coincidentally are also working in the food industry. After some market research and sending a few raw garlic samples to the local farmers markets, Louise decided to give it a go. 

Louise’s greatest desire is to create delicious products, beautiful in display and which not only brings joy and flavour to even the most hardened critic but also entices everyone to fall in love with garlic - not for its taste alone, but rather for its health benefits. She aims to breathe life into food with her infused garlic range of products which can be used in all forms of cooking, be it a snack in giving customers the best out of every bite, or even sharing these amazing products with other food and garlic lovers, just like her!

The Uniqueness of Ouma Swesie se Spens Garlic products is the combination of its ingredients which blends together and becomes a unique product to enjoy as well as a special gift for family and friends.

Through the process of Pickling, the “harshness” and “breath” of the raw garlic has been eliminated, which makes it almost taste like a Pickled Onion. One of the most unique benefits of Ouma Swesie’s garlic products, is that most of the products have a shelf life of 2 years from Date of Manufacturing. After the product has been opened, it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Rediscover your love for cooking with Ouma Swesie se Spens Garlic products when preparing a Pasta dish, a Roast, Leg of Lamb, Pizza, Roasted Vegetables and Salads, not to mention having these products displayed on a Cheese or Tapas platter.

Ouma Swesie se Spens Garlic products available at Country Pantry include

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