YUMMY MEALS – VOL. 1: Grilled fruity chicken with tropical fruit salsa

It’s summer time in sunny South Africa and that means it’s time to put your swimsuit on and to start the fire, “want ons gaan nóú BRAAI”! (For all the foreigners, that means it’s time to get some meat on the grill!)

 This tropical grilled chicken recipe is easy to prepare and fit for any summer occasion, from a laid-back brunch to a light lunch to a dinner starter, or even a full meal. It can be done on an outside charcoal or wood grill, a kitchen oven or an electric grill. Simple, delicious and “vinger-lek-lekker”!

‘G’ is for Ginger!

“Bite into a fresh ginger root, and you will feel the sun's fire stored in the paper brown wrapper”. The quote is from an unknown source, but the writer got it spot on! The skin of fresh ginger is remarkably like brown paper, as for the sun's fire, it is not only a hot spice, it is also a very powerful one…

Great excitement ruled when the brand new Magalies Commercial was launched on 11 October 2016 on several social media platforms. A fancy “red carpet premier” was also held at Magalies’ head-office on 6 October 2016 where employees and a few other special guests had the privilege to view the commercial before the rest of the public.

MAGALIES COCKTAILS – VOL. 5: Quick Orange Shandy

 Lazy Saturday afternoon… The scorching African sun is beating down on the pool and everyone is lounging or splashing about! What could be better than an ice-cold Magalies orange shandy, with a little bit of sweet, a little bit of bitter, and yet so refreshingly cool!

‘F’ is for Fruit Sugars!

Is fruit good or bad for your health? The sweet truth... Many people now believe that because added sugars are bad, the same must apply to fruits, which also contain fructose. However… this is completely wrong, because fructose is only harmful in large amounts and it is almost impossible to overeat fructose by eating fruit. (https://authoritynutrition.com/is-fruit-good-or-bad-for-your-health/)


Magalies recently sponsored an exciting night series cricket tournament for under 12 and 13 boys from schools in the local community. The series was well organised and presented in conjunction with Thornhill Primary school in Brits, and stretched over three Friday evenings during the month of September. A new format was introduced to the series, which was a first for all involved.


South African Treasury is proposing a sugar tax on the beverage industry, and have issued a policy document in respect on 8 July 2016 requesting comment from the industry and public by 22 August 2016.


Magalies’ most successful charity golf day yet, celebrating 10 years of support to the local Brits community, and raising a record breaking income . Held at the Copperleaf Golf Estate, 90 players hit the greens in support of this year’s charity. 

‘E’ is for Elderberry & Elderflower!

If elderflower and elderberry sound pretty similar, that’s because they are both from the same plant species. The shrub itself is called elderberry, also known as Sambucus nigra. Medicinal parts of the elderberry plant include the flowers and berries. The flowers and berries of the shrub are both used in food and natural health remedies. 

Continuously gaining insights from around the world contribute to a company’s sustainable competitive advantage both locally and internationally. Magalies marketers, Herman du Preez and Morné du Plessis attended the recent IFT16 show in Chicago, Illinois, USA, held between 16 and 19 July 2016, to investigate what the “hot topics” currently are in both food technology and the retail market in the USA.