Turqle Trading … An Ethical Food Brand’s Story

Turqle Trading is all about well designed, well crafted products – made with the best ingredients – by people who really like food (always good to know!). It is about authenticity – about delivering what it promises – genuine goodness and flavour.

Turqle Trading is a good people story…It is about making a difference in South Africa: job creation, education and exporting fully beneficiated products (it means the production earnings stay in South Africa).

The aim is sustainability: healthy industries, viable companies, resilient societies and resourceful individuals…

Turqle Trading is a Fair Trade organisation…

It is a flexible, compassionate interface between South African Fair Trade food producers and fair trading markets – both locally and internationally.

Turqle’s commitment is to transparency, accountability and sustainability. Beyond product management, quality control, logistics and finance, we invest in the global and local fair trading conversation.

Turqle has two brands: Cape Treasuresa taste of the Cape – deliciously mellow, classic Cape flavours.

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Smooth classics with the essential flavour signature of the Cape: rich, well developed, complex and intense. It is everyday fine dining – it really does make good food wonderful.

RELISHES: Mostly made by hand from real ingredients – real vegetables, many of them grown where the products are made.

MUSTARDS: Semi-grain style with intense mustard flavour and an unmistakeable flavour nuance of the Cape…

SMOKED OLIVE OIL: All the magic of a great olive oil with a hint of smoke that enchants everything it touches – particularly green beans, mushrooms, pasta dishes…

SEA SALT: Real, natural sea salt with all the original sea minerals likes people – its the salt we were meant to eat… That’s why just a tiny sprinkle makes food taste delicious!

SEASONING TUBS: Perfect seasoning solutions in a single tub. Get it right every time – no question.

FRUIT INFUSED BALSAMIC REDUCTIONS: Intensely flavourful and deliciously versatile – think salad dressings, glazes – the secret ingredient that instantly pulls together a meat sauce or gravy…

And Ukuva iAfricaa taste of Africa – feisty, lively and often fiery; a travellers tale told in flavours.


Ukuva iAfrica is the “Taste of Africa”: BIG flavours – mesmerisingly complex – often hot – robust and delicious. Its a travellers’ tale told in flavours.

BIG BOTTLE SAUCES: Versatile and robust: marinade in the flavour, add a bit during grilling, baste it on to finish and eventually add some at the table (if needed!).

HOT SAUCES: For those looking for hotness with real flavour: try Malawi Gold, Swazi Mama Mamba, Zulu Fire Sauce and Mombasa Peri Peri…

NOT SO HOT SAUCES: Harissa, Chakalaka, Safari BBQ, Chermoula and Cape Malay: just enough heat to be interesting – the authenic flavours of their region is the main story…

HOT DROPS: Made to add instant hotness and flavour at the table. At the mild end of the range there is mildly spicy Garlic & Chilli and the heavenly Sweet Chilli with a hint of Ginger. In the decidedly ‘not mild’ range is the fascinating Fermented Four Chilli sauce, the Smoky Habanero and the Lemon Jalapeno. At the top of the heat-heap is the GHOST chilli sauce. It starts off almost mild, but it builds and builds and stays around to haunt the diner for hours…

SOUTH AFRICAN BLENDS: The tastes of ‘home’ that make the ex-pats swoon: some spice blends have become South African classics: Rosie’s – the flavour of the Bo-Kaap; Braai – the braai-master’s ultimate BBQ blend; Peri Peri – the spine of the flavour of Peri Peri Chicken and Prawns (flame-grilled of course!) and Chakalaka – a hint of curry, a touch of heat… Its the flavour of Soweto.

HOT ROCKS: Hot Rocks ROCK – its chilli salt with a little something extra. Hot has an extra dose of hotness, Mild has a touch of lime that adds a note of intrigue and Onion & Garlic balances the heat with some sweeter notes. Smoked delivers exactly what it promises: salty chilliness with a whiff of smoke to tempt the palate.

FLO PEPPER GRINDERS: Fairtrade certified black pepper in flavours that fascinate and intrigue. From the almost addictive Swahili Lemon Pepper – people will go to extraordinary lengths to get their supplies – to plain black pepper, Madagascar Garlic Pepper, Mozambique, Umzimvubu, Rainbow Pepper, Night and Day and Kariba Sunset (tomato pepper), each blend is a compelling flavour-story.

SPICE GRINDERS: There is the essential Zulu Fire Spice, a delicious blend of green herbs in Cape Garden, herbs with seaweed and salt in Khoisan blend, the mysterious Yassa from West Africa and Zanzibar which has a dedicated international fan base (who will go to great lengths to replenish their stock!).

All above information taken from: http://www.turqle.com

These incredible Fairtrade products can be bought on their newly launched online store, just click on the links provided to get yours.

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