Local South African favourite ,Aromat set to host a ‘once in a lifetime’ virtual dining experience with Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi.Aromat is a truly South African flavouring found in homes all over South Africa including my own.
“Whenever I have to put a grocery list together, I realise how much I miss home – when I can’t find the things I want. The other day I wanted Aromat, and I wanted Aromat so bad. Nobody could understand what I was going through. Being surrounded by my culture, and my people is something that I will always miss the most.” – Zozibini Tunzi earlier this year.And like so many South Africans who live away from home this is one of the things they miss about home.
It is this very message that has inspired South Africa’s most loved seasoning brand, Aromat to team up with Zozibini Tunzi for a one of a kind ‘Taste of Home’ virtual dining experience. This virtual event will take place on the 12th of June 2020. The dinner will bring South Africans ‘together’ and spread positivity during a time where staying home is the new normal not only in South Africa but around the world. This one of a kind virtual event will have 12 lucky Aromat lovers come together and enjoy good food and great conversations with a special guest, Zozi.
Says Aromat Brand Lead Thobeka Mkhize: “When Zozibini shared that what she misses the most about home is Aromat, we quickly responded with “iAromat iyeza so you can #ShakeTheWholeThingUp koNew York” (Aromat is coming your way so that you can #ShakeTheWholeThingUp in New York). An Aromat care package was sent to Zozi while we quietly worked on an even bigger surprise for her – a ‘Taste of Home’ dinner in New York. Soon after that, COVID-19 spread across the world; the borders were closed, airports were shut down and soon everyone was homebound. We didn’t allow this to deter us – we pivoted and the idea of hosting a virtual “Taste of Home” dinner for Zozi and Mzansi’s top Aromat lovers came about. The collaboration aims to inspire proudly ‘Aromat Mzansi’ moments during this time by giving people a chance to share a meal, laugh, and chat with Zozi Tunzi virtually”.
When asked why she is happy to be collaborating with Aromat, Zozi said, “It’s no secret that I love Aromat. It’s been a part of my family and many other South African homes for a very long time. It’s just one of those staple items that you can’t go without. Have you ever tried eggs without Aromat? Heartbreaking!”
As a brand that is well-known for always bringing a light-hearted perspective to any situation, Aromat believes that humour and laughter builds stronger bonds amongst people which is exactly what the world needs right now. During these uncertain times, both South Africans and the world at large could do with moments of laughter to uplift them. The ‘Taste of Home’ dinner experience will not be short of laughter. Lebogang Tlokana, who is known as “The Funny Chef” on social media, will be attending the dinner as MC. Tlokana is a well-known private chef, actress and comedian.
“Aromat has a unique flavour which consumers love but can’t quite describe. The brand evokes many fond memories for South Africans. Aromat is known for its palpable energy expressed through Mzansi inspired humour and its social nature amongst friends and family. What better way to connect people and our very own Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi than through joy, laughter and tasty South African food sprinkled with the most-loved Aromat seasoning,” adds Mkhize.
Zozi and her family have enjoyed Aromat since she was a child and have incorporated it into many family meals. “Whenever I think about Aromat I think about all my big family dinners. Every morning after Christmas when we take out garbage there’s always empty Aromat packets that were used for almost every savoury dish. I usually substitute salt with Aromat when I cook. A trick I stole from my big sister. It adds unbelievable flavour,” adds Tunzi.
To stand a chance of being invited visit and engage with Aromat’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter social media platforms from the first of June 2020. Entrants will be required to answer a few questions and may enter as many times as they wish.
The full prize package includes a virtual dinner experience with Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi, a ring light as well as an ingredient box to make the chosen meal.
The 12th of June is going to be a big day not only for the winners who will participate in the virtual dinner, but for Zozi as well who has been away from her family and friends for some time. “I’m looking forward to sharing good old Mzansi stories over good food and company,” concludes Zozi.
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