Moving abroad comes with its excitements and anxieties…but what it doesn’t come with is any guarantees that you will get to live the lifestyle and quality of life that you did before. In life, it’s all about the little things that make us feel comfortable and “at home” and that is why many South African expats spend a considerable amount of time trying to get their hands on their favourite SA treats once they move abroad. If you are currently living, working, and playing in Australia but still want a taste of home, SATOOZ Australia is probably just the place you need to go. SATOOZ (and no, this is no advertisement, but merely a fact) is Australia’s longest running online shop. Yup, you heard it here first! SATOOZ started up in 2001 and has been providing a South African heartbeat in Australia ever since. And the local SA expats in the country are certainly happy about that!
What is SATOOZ?
What is SATOOZ, you ask? Oh, it’s just the place to go to get every conceivable South African treat online while living and working in Aus. And if you can’t find what you are looking for on the online store, you can request a product and the team will do whatever they can to get it.
What’s special about SATOOZ is that it’s a family run operation conceptualised and birthed by home-grown South African, Angela Osborne. It’s a legacy store too in that Angela’s daughter Carrie took the reins for some time before passing it down to her daughter, Sarah. While the store is fully geared to help shoppers buy South African products online, it does have a home base in Middle Brook, Australia. One of the reasons behind the success of the store is that the owner shares the very same problem millions of South African expats have: they miss their favourite South African treats. Oh, and in case you didn’t know; SATOOZ stands for SA to OZ! Now you know!
SATOOZ is a company that makes it easy for South African expats in Australia to keep feeling like “local is lekker” and while there are a plethora of local Australian treats to enjoy, South African treats are a taste of home – and nothing can quite make up for that. Another thing that’s hard to beat is the fact that the store offers a firm 30-day money back guarantee. That’s how serious they are about good products and good service. If you don’t quite like what you have received – and have a good reason to be unhappy, get honest with the team and they will replace or refund the item. That speaks of good old South African care and courtesy…which is something to hold dear.
What You Will Find at SATOOZ in Australia
If you have been to South African shops in other countries and experienced a dismal range and high prices, rest assured that’s not what you will find at SATOOZ. But that’s something you will have to verify for yourself. SATOOZ is a company that spends a lot of time bringing in treats and brands that South Africans have come to love. If you miss your favourite chocolate brand, it’s probably waiting for you at SATOOZ. Need to buy your colleague some biltong just so that he can taste what he has been missing out on? You can get what you need at SATOOZ. If you miss your morning slice of toast smothered in Bovril or Marmite or are worried about how you will get through Easter without the usual Beacon marshmallow Easter eggs, SATOOZ is the place to go. You are probably getting the impression that the in order to buy South African food online in Australia, you have to go to SATOOZ…and that’s a good impression to have!
Let’s talk about the type of South African treats and stock you will find, when buy South African products online at SATOOZ. You will find the following categories of goods in their online store:
- Groceries Available:
Think Ouma Rusks, Mrs Balls Chutney, Black Cat Peanut Butter, All Gold jams, Beacons Fizzers (and Jelly Tots and Marshmallows) – the list goes on. We all have our SA favourites and now you know where to find yours.
- Meat & Biltong Available:
Everyone enjoys a bit of dry wors from time to time, but in most foreign countries, it’s just not the same as it is in SA. The meat and biltong range includes biltong machines and accessories, spices, burger seasoning and Aussie made biltong.
- Home & Leisure Items Available:
Just think about it; what would life abroad be like without South African curios and gifts, jewellery, books, table décor and more? Luckily this range exists, and you can make your home feel more like home.
- Personal Care Items Available:
You don’t have to miss out on your favourite shampoo and conditioner just because you have moved to a different country. You don’t need to live your life Zambuk-free just because it’s not made in your new home country. You can even keep your feet silky soft with Ingram’s Camphor Cream while in Australia.
- Gift Ideas:
Of course, you might want to spoil a family member to something South African or use a gift opportunity to expose one of your new friends/colleagues to something from your hometown. The range that SATOOZ stocks, includes convenient vouchers, hampers, and a range of kids’ gifts and Christmas gifts that provide a taste of home.
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