Mrs Ball’s Chutney All The Way From Fish Hoek

February 26, 2010 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Mrs Ball's in the famous octagonal bottle.Mr and Mrs Adkins had daughter called Amelia, born in 1865, who married Herbert Saddleton Ball. After spending some years in Johannesburg the Balls moved to Cape Town, and Mrs Ball brought with her the recipe of her mother’s “colonial chutney.” She started making the chutney at their home in Fish Hoek near Cape Town and her husband would take the train to Cape Town every day, taking some bottles of his wife’s chutney to sell.

The chutney became a firm favourite with South Africans and is still so today, being marketed in a distinctive octagonal bottle. Read the rest of the story here


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