There is nothing quite like indulging in a treat every now and then, especially when these are handmade or produced using only local ingredients. Listed below are six of SA’s finest confectionaries where any sweet tooth can be satisfied. Be sure to visit them these holidays.

Coach House Confectionery

They make a point of using local ingredients and contributing to the development of the surrounding communities. It is this love of South Africa that makes Coach House’s nougat, nut brittle and Nugu, their nut-free nougat, so irresistible.

Coach House Confectionary, Old Coach Road, Agatha, Tzaneen, 011-394-6892, 015-307-1020.

Darling Sweet

Darling Sweet produce the tastiest toffees you’ll ever eat, and their exciting offering has expanded to include honey and toffee spreads. Their creativity will change the way you view toffees, with bold flavours like rooibos chai, red wine, chocolate, and even bird’s eye chilli.

Darling Sweet. 7A Long Street, Darling, 083-235-4002.

Yotti’s Turkish Delight

Yotti’s Turkish delights are made using a traditional Turkish recipe, ensuring only the best texture and flavour. You can choose between rose, pistachio or cherry, or grab some flavours from their recently added low GI range.

Yotti’s Turkish Delight, 69 Rigger Road, Spartan, Kempton Park, 011-394-6892.

Shauntany Chocolatiers: Belgian Chocolate

Shautany Chocolatiers have established themselves as one of the leading purveyors of luxury artisanal chocolate in South Africa. They offer an array of luxury products through their four branded stores throughout Mpumalanga. They are famous for their handmade truffles, ganaches and bars.

Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, R40, White River, 013-750-2154

Perry’s Bridge Trading Post and Tourism Centre, R40, Hazyview, 013-737-6966

Next to Harrie’s Pancakes, Louis Trichardt Road, Graskop, 013-767-1170

Broekielace Centre, Naledi Drive, Dullstroom, 013-254-0438.

Granny’s Fudge Shop

Granny’s Fudge Shop manufacture and sell a wide range of gourmet fudge, with over 70 flavours to choose from. They also offer fudge frappes and “good old-fashioned sweets” such as nougat,‎ coconut ice, Turkish delight, honeycomb, hard candy and caramelized nuts, to name but a few.

Situated at the main entrance of uShaka Marine World, Durban, 031-337-9737, 083-556-3060.

Le Chocolatier

Here you can find luxury handcrafted truffles, pralines and authentic chocolate bars, made the Swiss way in Franschoek and Paarl. They believe that chocolate should not contain any preservatives or filling ingredients intended to expand the volume. This is why they use recipes inherited from generations of Swiss chocolatiers.

10 Church Street, Stellenbosch, 021-883-2200.

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