MaRobert’s Tanzanian Sauces
Brings ‘The Taste of Tanzania’ to the UK market
MaRobert’s was founded in 2014 by Maggie Mazoleka, who came to live in Scotland as a young girl, but never forgot the mouth-watering flavours of her native country, Tanzania. The company is based in Edinburgh and it specialises in authentic 100% natural East African sauces for cooking, dipping and spreading.
Maggie came to Scotland in 1992 where she worked on her education at the Edinburgh Women’s Training Centre and Stevenson College. Later Maggie completed a degree in IT studies at Edinburgh Napier University, where she also met her future (Scottish) husband and fellow fanatical food lover!. After completing a Masters degree in Business Management with Entrepreneurship, it was time for Maggie to combine her love of food and her business skills. MaRobert’s was on the horizon!.
Maggie never forgot her home village of Samuye, in the Shinyanga District, to the south-east of Lake Victoria. In Samuye, people still lived without electricity or a convenient water supply and rain remains an exciting event. In 2008 she decided it was time to actively give back to the village, and with the help of her friends and family, she set up the charity SASHITA which supports the empowerment of women and young people, as well as providing access to clean drinking water for the community of Samuye. Maggie started to make her family-favourite and classically Tanzanian Sauce for SASHITA fundraising events as well as social gatherings on a large scale. Friends and family had always loved her recipe, and as more people tried it, more people fell in love with it. Maggie decided to develop a range of flavours from fruity to hot so everyone could enjoy Tanzanian flavours. After some test markets where customers went crazy for her sauce and Maggie sold out in hours, it became clear that a business had emerged and MaRobert’s was born!
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Business continues to grow rapidly, and MaRobert’s is now available in local shops, various farmers markets, through wholesalers and through the online shop on the website. MaRobert’s are hoping to be moving soon into a commercial kitchen and once they are settled in and organised they will soon be launching a new table sauce (vegan), so watch out for that too.
MaRobert’s have recently had the results of Great Taste awards and the 2 sauces they entered were:-
Extra Hot Sauce – got a great taste award
Medium Fruity Sauce – got awarded 1 star
So the team are happy with that.
The Range of sauces are available in-
Medium Chilli Sauce
Hot Chilli Sauce
Extra Hot Chilli Sauce
NB ALL MaRobert’s sauces are Vegan
Recent Review (10th April)
“Your Hot Chilli Sauce is quite literally the best I’ve ever tasted!! Really happy to get more of it on Sunday at the Vegan Festival, will be recommending to anyone and everyone I can think of!” 5*
Future Events in 2017
MaRobert’s will be at:
August 11th – Musselburgh Friday Market
August 12th – Balerno Farmers Market
August 20th – Stockbridge Market
So why not pop along and try these sauces for yourself?
(full details of the events above can be found on MaRobert’s Facebook Page)
MaRobert’s have also attended some of the larger events e.g. The Scottish Vegan Festival and are planning more for later in the year.
The United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa which is bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. It also has a coastline on the Indian Ocean.
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