Mrs. Balls Chutney is an original South African favourite, with perfect all-round use and adds a distinctive flavor to every meal.
Few lovers of the saucy Mrs H.S. Ball’s Chutney™ will know that our recipe survived a shipwreck!
In 1852, the SS Quanza was shipwrecked off East London, South Africa, en route from Canada to Australia. It was Captain Adkins and his wife who saved a blueprint for what was to become one of SA’s most unique and priceless culinary icons. This secret recipe was passed on to their daughter, Amelia, in 1865, who later married Mr Herbert Sandleton Ball. During 1914, demand for the wholesome, piquant and fruity flavour grew bigger and bigger. And soon the Ball kitchen was transformed into a makeshift production line. Mrs H.S. Ball’s Chutney was home, and ready to tickle the taste buds of chutney lovers across the globe.