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Cadbury launches fun size soft chocolate

These 8g pocket-sized treats come in four colours, offering easy enjoyment in seconds – simply tear and squeeze, no mess, no fuss.

Its affordability and long shelf-life makes Chixo the perfect item for informal businesses such as spaza shops, hawker tables, kiosks and mini-markets. Chixo is also the answer to many quick treat situations and can be enjoyed by consumers of all ages.

Its affordability and long shelf-life makes Chixo the perfect item for informal businesses such as spaza shops, hawker tables, kiosks and mini-markets.

“We are delighted to bring Chixo to the market and are excited to see the uptake of this affordable soft chocolate offering among our loyal Cadbury fans”, says Grant van Niekerk, the Chocolate category lead at Mondelez South Africa.

Chixo is available in leading wholesale trader stores, and comes in boxes of 32 singles. For more information visit:

Freshpak honours Esther Mahlangu

Freshpak Rooibos has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu to create a limited-edition tin to celebrate our proud South African heritage. Mam'Esther’s artwork and Freshpak Rooibos are world-renowned, and are regarded as uniquely South African exports. Rooibos is widely known for its health benefits, and Freshpak Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and a rich source of antioxidants.

The Freshpak x Esther Mahlangu limited edition tin has been specially designed by Mam'Esther, with only 40 000 tins available nationwide in selected retailers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an NGO to ensure the preservation of this beautiful art form. For more information visit:

New gourmet pizzas at Checkers

Pizza lovers are in for a surprise thanks to the brand-new range of Bella Vita gourmet pizzas available exclusively at Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores nationwide. Made with real Italian flour and fermented to create the perfect sourdough, the dough is then hand-stretched and stone-baked. The end result is an Italian masterpiece with a crisp ciabatta crust, topped with specially selected ingredients.

The gourmet range of pizzas includes six variations:

The Americano: a cheeseburger stack of BBQ beef mince, gherkins and red onions, drizzled with tomato sauce and mustard.

The Oh My Cheese: a cheesy sensation of mozzarella, white cheddar, pecorino and feta with a fresh tomato and garlic sauce.

The Tuxedo: a gourmet delight of cream cheese with balsamic onions, bacon and feta.

The Fesco Caprese: an Italian favourite with roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, white cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

The A-Mayo-Nazing: a rich and creamy speciality of chicken mayonnaise and a duo of cheddar cheese.

The Mexicano: a fiery fiesta of spicy chicken, jalapenos, black beans, corn, spring onions and a drizzle of sour cream. For more information visit:

Plush Supreme restores your dignity and banishes your stains

Before you can even offer an excuse, you catch the not-so-subtle eyebrow lift, the unshifting stare or the pitying smile directed to a spot or stain on a piece of furniture or clothing that you’ve been battling to remove with little or no success. Strategically placing your cat over your carpet stain or a broach on your favourite blouse to hide that spot just won’t cut it anymore!

The New Plush Supreme Pine Oil Foam Spot/Stain Remover will restore your stained items along with your dignity. The powerful foam effectively removes stubborn spots and stains on most fabrics, leaving garments spotless with a pleasant aroma. The 275ml can is travel-size and lightweight, making it easy to pack and keep on you for emergencies. It's available at all major retailers. For more information visit:

A carpet stain remover with a brush applicator? Genius

When wine spills on your cream-coloured carpet, you need to act fast. Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover with a new brush attachment is a quick and effective solution to tackle the stains with ease and convenience.

“Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover is the ideal product to have in the cupboard, so you are prepared to deal with any stain that occurs immediately. Our brand is dedicated to caring about and solving the most difficult problems associated with household cleaning and our carpet cleaner is no different,” says Dana Leibovitz, shopper marketing manager at ACDOCO.

Carpet stains are bound to happen, that's why having a handy carpet stain remover in your cleaning arsenal is a must. Dr Beckmann understands – if it can spill, it can stain! Whether it's coffee, fizzy drinks, fat/oil, fruit juice or red wine, if it is not attended to immediately, it can cause unsightly household problems. The Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover is available at selected Spars, PnP and other stores nationwide.  For more information visit:

Spruce up your cleaning routine

Cleaning is simple and quicker with the CHUX® Superwipe Cloth, giving you more time to spend enjoying the holiday season your way.

Don’t struggle to get into those hard-to-reach places like under the fridge, corners of the windows and between your cupboards. Wrap a CHUX® Superwipe Cloth around a butter knife and get right into the nooks and crannies that gather dust and grime. To make the floors sparkle all around the house, wrap a broom with a dampened CHUX® Superwipe and mop the floors. The cloth can be easily rinsed and used over and over again! Available at leading retailers. For more information visit:

Meal kits arrive at an SA supermarket

In a first for supermarket retailing in South Africa, Checkers has launched Ready to Chef meal kits. Developed by chefs, each meal kit consists of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a step-by-step recipe card with a QR code that sends you to a how-to video. With Checkers’ Ready to Chef meal kits, even time-pressed consumers can now cook delicious, effort-free dinners at home. There are a total of 16 meal kits in the Ready to Chef range, which include:

  • Butter chicken curry with rotis
  • Cauliflower cottage pie
  • Asian beef and sesame seed salad
  • Mushroom, pea and mint risotto
  • Beef stroganoff with zucchini spaghetti
  • Sweet and sour pork with jasmine rice
  • Biltong nicoise salad
  • Sweet potato and lentil dahl curry with buttered naan (vegetarian)

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