Springbok Foods, Queensland’s largest supplier of South African food, is located on the Gold Coast. This may be surprising to some, however it’s no secret to the burgeoning South African population here. Originally established by Fred Ericsen-Miller, in the late 80s, Springbok Foods not only wholesales goods throughout Australia, it runs a steady online and retail trade to customers who nostalgically long for their favourite South African foods.
The business imports and sells South African grocery items such as a huge range of Mrs H.S. Ball’s chutneys, breakfast cereals, mielie meal (maize/corn porridge) and spice mixes, Rooibos teas, guava and mango cordials, puddings, jams, Ouma rusks, sweets and snacks. Springbok Foods also have a few homemade grocery products such as malva poeding (pudding) and melktert (milk tart) and a range of samoosas (mince, hot mince, cheese and corn, potato).
Many customers visit the shop to buy smallgood meat products, many homemade, some under the store’s own label: a large range of coiled boerewors gourmet sausage, snoek, sosaties, many different types of biltong and jerky, koeksisters and droewors (dried sausage, both plain and chilli).
There’s also a range of South African goods from 44 gallon drum bar-b-ques, Afrikaans CDs and DVDs, even supporter gear for the Rugby World Cup. In short, everything a South African heart could desire, well almost!
3 Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, Queensland 4210 Ph: 07 5580 5299
Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm; Sat 9am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 4pm