Mrs. Balls Chutney : Made by Mrs Balls Very Own Descendants: Raewyn an | The Cape Grocer

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Mrs. Balls Chutney : Made by Mrs Balls Very Own Descendants: Raewyn and Justine

We have been on the look out for a great chutney recipe and we found this absolute gem.

Mrs. Ball's direct descendants making Mrs. Balls Chutney:) Raewyn and Justine

I guess they will never give out the recipe, but it certainly brings back good memories of making chutney with you Mom or Gran.

We hope you enjoy the video as much as we did.

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History of Mrs. Ball and the infamous Mrs. Balls Chutney

Moved to Johannesburg with her husband and seven kids

Made Chutney for her family and friends they loved it so much that they started to

1918 Home Industires started selling her chutney. Sold about 24 bottles a day and grew to 8000 bottles today.

In 1921, family moved back to Cape Town and settled in Plumstead. Her husband mainly did the cooking.

Her husband passed away in 1935 and Mrs. Ball continued making chutney

In the early 70's in Brooke Bond Oxo bought over the business, which was later sold to Unifoods.

Mrs Balls tragically died at the age of 97, assumed to be attacked by 3 youths that took money from her. 


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Michael on November 16 2022 at 01:06PM

Sad that 3 kids might have killed her. Nothings changed not even the fantastic taste.

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