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About Delish Gourmet Blends

After months of contemplation, our new baby, Delish Gourmet Blends, steps into the spotlight. Born of passion, creativity, and a commitment to delivering quality, Delish Gourmet Blends proudly stands as a woman-owned and run, Cape Town-based, small-batch supplier of culinary delights.

Our ethos revolves around crafting exclusive blends from the finest ingredients, ensuring unparalleled freshness in every offering.

In renaming our business, we have not only acknowledged our growth but also set the stage for an exciting future. Delish Gourmet Blends represents the culmination of our culinary expertise and the promise of more to come.

As we embrace this new chapter in our culinary journey, our commitment to delivering exceptional flavors, quality, and experiences remains unwavering. We invite our valued customers to join us on this exciting adventure and explore the world of Delish Gourmet Blends. Stay tuned as we continue to surprise and delight your taste buds with an ever-expanding array of culinary delights.

Delish Gourmet Blends is an Artisanal Developer and Producer of Culinary Creations crafted exclusively from the finest quality ingredients. As artisans of small-batch production, we assure unparalleled freshness in every offering.

 

Delish – adj. short for delicious
As In: scrumptious, heavenly, ambrosial, exquisite, delightful.

Afrikaans: Flippin’ Lekker!

Our Journey

From crafting homemade bath bombs and jams to venturing into the realm of preserves, bottled peaches, beans, soya meals, and various sweet temptations, our culinary odyssey has taken us to unexpected places, with each venture adding a new layer to our story.

Our journey began with a passion for creating and sharing delightful homemade products. The Farmer’s Markets became our canvas, where we experimented with an array of offerings, adding a touch of magic to each creation. Little did we know that our destiny would take a turn towards the spicy and flavourful.

The Birth of “Chilli Krisp”

In July 2023, under the canopy of the Willowbridge Slow Market, we introduced our first chilli crisp under the captivating label “Gemaskerde Wonder” (Masked Wonder). We also introduced this new and exciting condiment on various markets up the West Coast, and it was very well-received.

We decided to alter our recipe somewhat, making it more local-centric and changed up our brand to a more youthful look, under the banner “Chilli Krisp”. This marked a pivotal moment, as the fiery allure of our Chili Krisp captured the hearts and taste buds of those who ventured into the world of unique flavours.

The Magical Carpet Ride

What followed can only be described as a magical carpet ride that lasted for the next 9 months.

The Chilli Krisp Brand began as a singular spark, consisting of only one product, but soon evolved into a symphony of flavours, each note representing a lesson learned and a milestone achieved.

The journey from crafting a single product to expanding the range to include Original, Black Bean, *HOT*, and Ukhwatho has been a transformative experience, filled with the highs of success and the valuable lessons that come with navigating the business landscape.

The decision to broaden our product range marked a significant shift from a singular focus to a diverse array of offerings. Life suddenly became all business, and as we ventured into uncharted territory, we found ourselves immersed in a world of trial and error. The expansion brought with it a steep learning curve, with each lesson serving as an expensive but invaluable school fee.

Navigating Markets

From small local markets to medium-sized venues and grand events, we explored various avenues to get our products out into the world. The journey involved deciphering which markets were conducive to our product’s success and learning the art of knowing when to say “enough.” It was a journey of resilience, adaptability, and understanding the nuances of different markets.

Venturing into the Unknown

Taking on sizable events such as the Christmas in Winter Fair in Tulbagh, the Swartland Landbou Skou in Moorreesburg, and the Skeppend Christmas Market @Allee Bleue, we embraced the unknown with open arms. As ‘babes in the woods,’ we faced the challenges of estimating stock needs and navigating the logistics of larger-scale events. Yet, in the face of uncertainty, we emerged stronger, armed with the knowledge that what doesn’t break us only serves to make us more resilient.

Culinary Creativity and Mediterranean Magic
 
Dipt’s Playful Entrance

In the ever-evolving world of culinary delights, Dipt came bounding into the picture like a playful toddler, with vibrant labels and names that sparked curiosity. Guided by our indomitable “Chef du Jour,” the creativity soared to new heights, introducing the Cape to a range of delectable offerings that captivated taste buds far and wide.

Dipt quickly became a sensation, taking the Cape by storm! From the initial offerings of Garlic Aioli, Dijonnaise, and Herbs de Provence, the range expanded like an unleashed bloodhound on the scent of culinary innovation. The once playful toddler of Dipt has matured into a formidable force in the world of condiments.

Expanding the Palette

The journey didn’t stop at the classics; Dipt’s repertoire grew to include an enticing array of flavours, such as Chilli Infused, Olive & Onion, Peppadew & Garlic, Honey & Sesame, Lemon Infused, Fig & Garlic, and more. The commitment to pushing flavour boundaries became evident as the list continued to grow, offering a taste adventure for every palate.

 
The Sneaky Intrusion of  Chopi Chopi™

In a delightful twist, Chopi Chopi™ made a discreet entrance in late December, quickly capturing hearts and taste buds alike. This seemingly nondescript bottle harboured the exquisite fusion of sundried tomatoes, olives, feta, garlic, and herbs, embodying all the beauty and sun-kissed romance of the Mediterranean.

A Culinary Revelation

The reactions to Chopi Chopi were nothing short of magical. While the men often expressed their appreciation with a simple “That’s really lekker,” the women, in particular, couldn’t help but have their cinematic “I’ll have what she’s having” moments.

The taste of Chopi Chopi transcended the ordinary, becoming a culinary revelation that left an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to experience its Mediterranean magic. Each bottle holds not just a condiment, but a celebration of taste, creativity, and the joy of culinary exploration.

“Sweet Beginnings: The Birth of Fudg’™

As the year 2024 unfolded, a sweet revolution graced our tables with the birth of Fudg’™. From the heart of our culinary creativity, Fudg’™ emerged, offering a delightful addition to our repertoire. Much like its predecessors, Chilli Krisp, Dipt and Chopi Chopi, Fudg’™ embarked on a journey that transcends the ordinary, introducing a symphony of unconventional flavours that dance harmoniously on the tongue.

A Symphony of Unusual Flavors

True to our culinary philosophy, Fudg’ spread emerged with a distinctive quality – an array of unusual flavours that, at first glance, might not seem to complement each other. Yet, when experienced on the tongue, these flavours meld and blend fantastically, creating a sensory delight that transcends the ordinary. Fudg’ invites you to embark on a journey where sweetness knows no bounds.

Expanding the Sweet Palette

The story of Fudg’ is an ongoing tale of exploration and innovation. Even as we celebrate its introduction, we find ourselves in the exciting phase of expanding the range. The kitchen is abuzz with creativity, as we continue to experiment with flavours that promise to redefine the sweet experience.

As we continue to expand our sweet palette, we invite you to indulge in the evolving story of Fudg’™ – where sweetness knows no limits, and every bite is a celebration of creativity and flavour.

The Rich Taste of Gourmet Flavours

Chilli Krisp

Chilli Krisp is an oil-based, crunchy, spicy, aromatic condiment with Chinese origins. It has a wonderful full-flavoured taste with a lovely bite that tingles the senses but that still allows you to taste your food. We have sourced the perfect blend of spices to create .our signature taste. Contains no preservative or colourants

Chopi Chopi

Chopi Chopi is a sensational condiment crafted from a harmonious blend of sundried tomatoes, olives, garlic, feta cheese and Italian herbs, in an olive oil blend. This unique combination offers a burst of flavors that will elevate your culinary creations to new heights. Contains no preservatives or colourants.

Dipt

Dipt has taken the flavoured mayo trend to new heights with unusual and heavenly flavours such as Honey & Sesame, Wasabi, Chilli Infused, Olive & Onion, Fig & Garlic, and Peppadew & Garlic, to name but a few. The creamy and tangy Dipt range will tantalise your tastebuds, and have you coming back for more time and again.

Fudg'

Delish has once again broken the mould and created something entirely different based on an old favourite that both children and adults alike love... Fudge Spread. WHAAAAAT? Yes, you heard correctly - FUDG' SPREAD!! The only problem you will have is deciding on which of the delectable flavours you want.

Delish Gourmet Blends culinary creations are crafted exclusively from the finest quality ingredients, and, as artisans of small-batch production, we assure unparalleled freshness in every offering.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our loyal customers for their continued support and look forward to creating delicious memories together under our new banner.
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