Banhoek Chilli Oil was founded on three principles: quality, consistency and flavour. While there are niche chilli oils that use olive oil as a base, we believe that the boldness of the olive taste masks the subtle flavours of the chillies. And we’re all about the chilli.
That’s why we use a neutral tasting oil, premium canola oil, harvested from the golden farmlands of the Overberg district, an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It’s the perfect partner for the locally grown Bird’s Eye chillies that are sun-dried, hand-crushed and gently infused into the oil to deliver the perfect balance of flavour and heat.
So why don’t we leave some of those lovely chillies in the bottle when we ship it to stores? For starters, the flavour will keep changing. By carefully filtering the chillies from the oil once we’ve achieved the perfect balance of flavour and heat, we ensure that the flavour of Banhoek Chilli Oil will be as perfect the day you open the bottle, as the moment it left our kitchens.