We all have our staple foodie comforts;  those items that fill your fridge and food cupboard to the brim. Those items that make you smile and breathe a sigh of relief when you see them; it’s like coming home to an old friend.

Browse through my reviews of my most favourite food products below. Some of them I’ve known about for years and some of them are exciting new finds! And remember, if I’ve not tasted it and given it the TLH stamp of approval, you won’t find it on the list!

Grow your own

Growing urban superfood with New Life Microgreens

Mixers and tonics

As retro as a fish bowl: Fitch & Leedes introduces Classics & Moments

The rise of Cape Cola – creating conscious beverages

Reinventing the mixed drink with Double Dutch premium mixers

Health supplements

Kickstart 2020 with smoothie boosters – naturally!

Subscription / food delivery boxes

ReadyChef: the delicious convenience of a chef at the ready

Meaty treats straight to your door with Richard Bosman app

How Greenfish reeled me in hook, line and sinker

Samu Chef box: goodness in abundance

Get your brie on with Cape Town Cheese Box!

Food cupboard staples

Vasco da Gama Peri Peri – the heat you’ll love to eat!

For goodness’ sake: the launch of goed olive oil and food products

Build-a-burger with Naked Leaf vegan patties

Stir! it up: Convenient natural goodness in a box!

From Home Bao’s kitchen to yours: a story about dumplings

Pasta Joy makes me jump for joy!

Festive treats

Sugarbird Gin Easter Eggs

Condiments, sauces and spreads

The sexy side of piri-piri: answering the call of PIPER

WOW Peanut Butter: crunchy and smooth

Black Spot Hot Sauce 1: Exit the Kraken

Oryx Desert Salt: Braai Salt

Black Spot Hot Sauce 2: Ocean Soul

Liquid Smoke

Something sweet

Fair Cape Dairies: Layered dessert pots

The Good Batch Taste Emporium

Fair Cape Dairies: Valentine’s Desserts

Fair Cape Dairies: Amasi (spiced chicken wings)

Fair Cape Dairies: Amasi (cake with naartjie and thyme curd)

Fair Cape Dairies: Amasi (crusty bread)

Healthy treats

Fria’s Superfoods

Kitchen gadgets and accessories

Bee Blessed beeswax wraps

The Bamboo Project: Cutlery and crockery range

The Bamboo Project

Do good and look good with MyBaguse

Top picks

My top five foodie picks from the SA Cheese Festival 2018