NOMU is a South African Brand with a global footprint that has created and brought an extensive range of award winning products include herb and spice rubs, concentrated stocks, hot chocolates, baking kits, vanilla and olive oil into our kitchens.


The NOMU range of products is designed with an active, balanced and outdoor-living lifestyle in mind. And with products that are both Kosher and Halaal Certified, while their factory is BRC and HACCP accredited.


One of our favorite NOMU products is their collection of herbs and spice rubs – the very ingredients we use daily to bring our recipes and dishes to life. It’s the ingredients we don’t skimp on, and part of our essential pantry items.


We’re giving away a NOMU Classic Filled Spice Rack + the new unsweetened Hot Chocolate to one very lucky reader!


This gorgeous custom designed rack can be stored upright or flat in a drawer. It houses 9 of Tracy’s ultimate kitchen essential herbs and spices, including our favourites Cook’s Collection Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika, Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger, and Origanum!


Each spice comes in reusable glass jars you can use once your spices are finished.


Along with the spice rack, we’re giving away NOMU Unsweetened Cocoa Drink, a brand new product that is a first in South Africa. It contains no sugar or sweetener, allowing you to decide what sweetener and how much to add to it. You can add water or milk and drink it both hot and cold. It’s banting friendly, Kosher, Halaal and comes in recyclable packaging.


WIN a Classic Filled Spice Rack + New Unsweetened Hot Chocolate from NOMU


UPDATE: This competition has closed. Congrats to Melissa Cook on winning this hamper!


To win a NOMU Classic Filled Spice Rack + the new unsweetened Cocoa Drink simply tell us what your favourite spice is and how you use it.


Click here for more information and to shop all the NOMU products


Competition Rules:

Competition closes Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Valid only to residents of South Africa.

By entering you agree to our terms & conditions.

This competition is sponsored by NOMU.



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  • Cassandra
    March, 14, 2018

    Cayenne Pepper is my favourite spice! I add it to just about everything (scrambled eggs, chicken stir fry etc) which gives the food a bit of a kick!

  • Shareshnee
    September, 19, 2017

    Cinnamon – in oats, in smoothies and for that special treat..on milk tart! yummy!!

  • melissa cook
    August, 16, 2017

    oooh-def the indian spice for yummy chicken korma and naan

  • Vanessa
    August, 16, 2017

    My favourite spaice is Paprika. I use it to season chicken breasts.

  • Janel Sunderlall
    August, 16, 2017

    Tumeric is my favorite spice. It’s a must in my curry and I also make a drink of tumeric and ground ginger with milk when I am ill. Nature’s own which really helps me kick the flu and cold

  • Jo
    August, 16, 2017

    Cinnamon. It is so versatile! I love it on my morning mealie meal porridge and its great on vegan pancakes or flapjacks!

  • Shani
    August, 16, 2017

    Cinnamon is my favourite. It’s amazing on milktarts and sprinkling over many different baked goods like cinnamon rolls and some pastries! It’s also divine on simple toasted bread with maple syrup! Yummy!

  • Jeff Siepman
    August, 16, 2017

    Bay leaves – I’d use them in a hearty lamb stew.

  • Phillip Gibb
    August, 16, 2017

    Coriander. Anything that has chicken. Unless it is fresh and in leave format, then it also goes on salad.

  • Kelly Kidgell
    August, 16, 2017

    Cinnamon! So versatile for sweet or savoury dishes or even in a latte. I love it and I would LOVE this amazing prize as my spice stocks run low xxx

  • Saleha Mohideen
    August, 16, 2017

    My favourite and most versatile would have to be rosemary from their spice rack, just like using a fresh stem! I combine it with a little bit of butter and garlic cloves when grillling steak. the perfect meal. Also great to use on fresh veggies roasted with a little bit of olive oil. So simple yet still full of flavor 🙂

  • Antoinette Baxendale
    August, 16, 2017

    i love cinnamon..i use it in my morning cup of lemon n water..deserts n my veges..its so versatile

  • Karin Bosch
    August, 16, 2017

    My Favorite is Cinnamon with some hot milk ? in the evenings so nice.

  • Priscilla Boscombe
    August, 16, 2017

    Rosemary 🙂 On a leg of lamb.. Nothing compares to that

  • Tessa du Plessis
    August, 16, 2017

    My favourite is definitely turmeric!! It makes absolutely any dish but I love using it when roasting vegetables as well as in my cauliflower soup I make. It gives such a vibrant colour as well as has all the health benefits and taste explosion!!

  • Janet Perry
    August, 14, 2017

    My favourite spice is cayenne pepper and I use it in most of my savoury dishes to add a bit of zing and sometimes to my hot drinks too!!

  • Sasha Reddy
    August, 11, 2017

    I love Cinnamon!

    I use it my cooking and baking, its amazing when mixed with some olive oil to be used as a non-abrasive body/lip scrub and hair mask <3

  • Tessa du Plessis
    August, 11, 2017

    Definitely turmeric- and I love using it on roasted veg, especially sweet potato!

  • Melishia
    August, 11, 2017

    Cinnamon, use it on pancakes, over porridge and in drinks,

  • Monèl
    August, 11, 2017

    I love the paprika spice, I use it in almost every dish I make. It goes very well with my savoury muffins added with bacon, cheese and chopped mushrooms, topped off with a sprinkle of paprika spice om top gives it a homey taste.

  • Tharreshnee Govender
    August, 11, 2017

    I love origanum. The smell of it makes so happy inside. I put it in every single dish that I make irrespective of whether the recipe calls for it or not:)

  • Lesna Saayman
    August, 11, 2017

    I love Cajun Spice and use it with almost every chicken dish.

  • Cirsten van den heuvel
    August, 11, 2017

    Ginger in curries

  • Theofista Ruiters
    August, 11, 2017

    Ginger is my go to spice. I love the VARIOUS health benefits of it. I have some in my tea on a daily basis. I use it with almost every meal that I prepare. You can never go wrong with Ginger, for compliments,just add GINGER.

  • Joande Fourie
    August, 11, 2017

    Definitely Smaked Sweet Paprika, it’s so versatile! I love sprinkling it on my baked sweet potatoes, compliments the taste really well.

  • Meredith Fernandes
    August, 11, 2017

    I love cinnamon and use it on my cereal in the mornings, on pancakes of course and when my throat is sore I make a hot water with honey, cinnamon, ginger, lemon and turmeric tea that is very soothing. I use turmeric alot in cooking and on eggs etc, for its many health benefits. Cumin is a must in any Mexican inspired dishes.

  • Peter
    August, 11, 2017

    The spice that caught my eye in this rack is the Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika, it gives a wood smoke flavour without having to cook over a wood fire.

    I use smoked paprika in a few dishes, my top 3 choices would be:

    Smoky pulled pork (pork leg rubbed in mixed spice and smoked paprika then slow braised with onion and garlic in cider)

    Beef shin ragu (braised beef shin, slow cooked with smoked paprika and italian herbs until meat is falling apart). I serve this with homemade gnocchi

    Smoky meatball sub. The kids love this one and I make a big batch so we have in the freezer for quick meals. Homemade beef meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce spiced with smoked paprika. Served on ciabatta bread topped with cheese. To make it healthier we put grated baby marrows and carrot into the sauce to make sure they get their veggies.

    Just made myself hungry now!


  • Shirley
    August, 9, 2017

    Origanum is my go to spice-I think I use it in all my savourary dishes ?

  • Belinda Meij
    August, 8, 2017

    Favourite spice is without a doubt cinnamon! I sprinkle it over my oats every morning and love to add it to other dishes whether savoury like a nice curry or sweet like my homemade apple oats crumble.

  • Darryn van der Walt
    August, 7, 2017

    Love cardamom pods for making various fresh Indian curry pastes

  • JP
    August, 6, 2017

    Roast leg of lamb is incomplete without rosemary

  • Lynn Botha
    August, 6, 2017

    The Indian curry is absolutely divine.. my mutton curry has the most fragrant and rich taste.

  • Hildegarde_k
    August, 6, 2017

    My favourite spice is smoked paprika and I would honestly use it in my oats if that was acceptable. 😉 I use it in all my tomato-based sauces and dishes, and I love it on smashed avo. I also make a grilled corn and avo salad and then I sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic salt, freshly ground black pepper, and smoked chilli flakes on top. Yum!

  • Georgie
    August, 4, 2017

    I can’t just choose one, so I’m gonna choose two; cinnamon and turmeric!
    I use cinnamon on and in literally everything.. my coffee, cereal, smoothies, baking and the list goes on. Turmeric I use to make my own turmeric latte, to help with inflammation.. and I love using it as the main ingredient of my weekly home made hydrating face mask.

  • Neronie
    August, 4, 2017

    BAY LEAF! I simply heart bay leaves, full of aroma & flavor and brings most of my dishes to life almost instantly! I use it whole as well as add it to blends of spice in the grinder/blender and it brings out a different flavor.

  • Nicole
    August, 4, 2017

    I love spice so much, that one isn’t enough, that’s why my favorite is Garam Masala! A great blend of cinnamon and cumin, It just lifts a curry, or adds warmth to a chicken chowder.

  • Alisha Basdow
    August, 4, 2017

    I do not have an absolute favourite spice, I love them all!

    Cumin (jeera as I know it (I’m Indian)), bay leaves, and a cinnamon stick are amazing in curry! (yes, a cinnamon stick in curry is a normal thing) – fried lightly in oil, with some onions and chillies to create an aromatic and delicious base for any curry.

    The combination of black pepper, paprika, and origanum on margarita pizzas, potatoes, even on some cheese toast is simply divine. Rosemary, paprika, cumin, chillies, black pepper, and some salt on a perfect cut of lamb, in the oven… my mouth is watering!

  • Wendy Hartwig
    August, 4, 2017

    My favourite spice is cinnamon – I love to use it when I’m baking or when I have oats for breakfast 🙂

  • Simone Cameron
    August, 4, 2017

    I love using the paprika on chicken. My kids love it with a zuchinni fried rice that I make them.

  • Sheraton
    August, 4, 2017

    The best spice has got to be Nutmeg, it is the most versatile spice I use. Especially in baking; it brings out the warmest flavors of any season. It balances out zestiness of citrus fruits and brings out the sweetness of all fruits. In curries and soups; just a touch of nutmeg has the power to embolden the main ingredient – be it meat or a warm hearty butternut soup. Not to forget just a tiny grate over your cup of hot chocolate will leave your taste buds yearning for more.

  • Muneera
    August, 4, 2017

    My favourite spice is sweet smoked paprika, and my favourite dish is to use it with pan-fried chicken flavoured with salt, pepper, garlic and paprkia. Served with potatoes and traditional South African sweet yellow rice, and some roast veg, it’s a perfect and quick weeknight meal

  • Rubina
    August, 4, 2017

    I love spices and herbs and choosing one is rather difficult.
    However my choice is origanum.
    I love the savoury scent it has and its versatility.
    I use it to sprinkle on salads, to flavour savoury scones, on pizza, in pasta, to top a savoury bread as well as inside it for flavour, and for using it either as a dry rub or in a marinade for chicken, roasted/grilled/braaied, or dry for rubbing on a steak. I also use it along with some other herbs for roasted vegetables.
    It’s truly a wonderful herb.

  • Kelita Ganesh
    August, 4, 2017

    I’m a sucker for a cinnamon & nutmeg combination. I use it on almost everything, from flavouring hot milk for a winter warmer to dusting it over sliced green apples for a healthy dessert. I’ve also started using it in my cooking to add a little kick to dishes like fried rice, butter tossed mushrooms and roasted butternut. The sweetness of the spices adds this beautiful homely feel to whatever it is used on.

  • Emma
    August, 4, 2017

    Definitely cinnamon; I use it in both savoury and sweet dishes. It adds a lovely Cape Malay flavour to curries, and is sweet and warming in my morning oats and stewed apples.

  • Rachel
    August, 3, 2017

    I love all the spices. Rosemary is my go to favorite. I would love love to win
    I am a personal nutritionist and personal trainer and going to school to be a Rn.

  • Kerry
    August, 2, 2017

    Cinnamon. Sprinkled on oats, or baked butternut and carrots. Spoon into a curry to complete it.

  • Nicolette Nunes
    August, 2, 2017

    I love using the Indian curry in my chicken curry dish, fish curry dishes.

  • Eileen Pretorius
    August, 2, 2017

    Woweeeeeee awesome prize ???? I would love to win this great prize ???? Its my birthday month ??? this would be a great birthday present ?????
    Liked & Shared ????
    Fingers and toes crossed ???

  • Kirsten Morrison
    August, 2, 2017

    I’m loving Tumeric right now…in sweet or savoury dishes it just adds both a pop of Colour and a delicious warming taste. I use it to make golden rice, to jazz up Winter curries and stews and for breakfast, I add it to oats and smoothies. I also enjoy a warm, golden latte at night with steamed milk, a dollop of honey and a small sprinkling of tumeric.

  • Andrea bester
    August, 1, 2017

    I love using the bay leaves in my food, brings out so much flavour. Add it to my spices ,then add meat etc .By the time your foods done , you just fall in love with the smell.

  • Abigail
    August, 1, 2017

    Rosemary is my go to for everything! Some people say it doesn’t “go” with everything, but I don’t let those people tell me what to do! #LivingonthEdge. Currently my favourite tecipe is a lemon and herb (of course rosemary) baked chicken. Light, healthy, tasty and delicious! I got the recipe from Jessica Sepel’s original cook book 🙂

  • Tracy Jacobs
    August, 1, 2017

    I use cinnamon on top of my Nomu skinny hot chocolate every night, in my gluten free pancakes. Cumin in just about everything especially grated courgettes and cream.

  • Saskia
    August, 1, 2017

    Asking me to CHOOSE between spices – it’s like choosing between my children !
    Moroccan rub is a favouritr for versatile & exotic flavours.
    Smoked paprika in bolognaise sauce over and above the usual for an interesting twist.
    Ginger, garlic, chili, mustard seeds & coriander & cumin are a base for my Indian cooking
    Rosemary, thyme, lemon ?, bay leaves for chicken/lamb

  • Moira Mc Allister
    August, 1, 2017

    I love the rubs.
    It adds to the flavours of my food and I would be so lost if I run out of the rubs.
    Use in Chicken dishes, Pasta dishes, Pizzas, Stews and Casseroles

  • Ingrid Clark
    August, 1, 2017

    Ginger softens meat and versatile in most casseroles

  • Aldrick
    August, 1, 2017

    Ooooh I loooove cinnamon
    Reminds me of my mom’s soet patat and definitelyy grans baked milktart
    I love treating my son to pancakes with cinnamon sugar for breakfast, also do a braised chicken dish with tomato paste and cinnamon ???

  • emlyn THOMAS
    August, 1, 2017

    Cinnamon with my green tea

  • Marcy Loubser
    August, 1, 2017

    Cinnamon especially in warm winter oats with a touch of the nomu decadent dark chocolate cooked in almond milk makes a dreamy creamy cinnamon choc oats ??

  • Natali
    August, 1, 2017

    Paprika is my favourite spice, I love using it on meats, I find it gives the meat a richer taste, not to mention some colour.

  • kamilah francis
    August, 1, 2017

    I love the Paprika it adds so much flavour to my tomato stew!

  • Joande Fourie
    August, 1, 2017

    I find this question impossible to answer. When I crave Indian food, it’s nigella, cardamom and fennel. When Italy calls to me it’s garlic, basil, fennel (again!). If Mexico is on my mind, it’s oregano and cilantro. And on and on it goes. Accept no substitutes. #nutreats #NOMU

  • Daniela Windisch
    August, 1, 2017

    I cannot go a day without using turmeric. I use it on just about everything, from curries to stir-fries, and even in my overnight oats.

  • Marlaine Reynders
    August, 1, 2017

    Cinnamon is simply the best spice ever!! Love it. I use it in almost all my meals, especially with curry and pumpkin, but also with breakfast and in muffins. And my all time favourite, milktart with lots of cinnamon, delicious and mouth watering ??

  • Nicola
    August, 1, 2017

    Our favourite household spice is cinnamon! The kids mix it with sugar every Saturday morning and then make us all pancakes for breakfast 🙂

  • Yvette Hamilton
    August, 1, 2017

    Defiantly the Indian Curry, I use it in most of meals especially during the cold, winter months, there is nothing nicer than a warm ‘not too hot’ hearty meal in the evenings. My ultimate favourite would have to be with chicken…..nom nom nom……curry chicken is the best……’s delicious 😀

  • Barry Washkansky
    August, 1, 2017

    Indian curry for stews.

  • Magan lala
    August, 1, 2017

    I just love the tea Masala it really boost my immune system and warms me up especially in the cold winter months

  • Magan lala
    August, 1, 2017

    I just love tea Masala it really spiced up my tea especially in the cold winter in the cape

  • Megan Hartwig
    August, 1, 2017

    Nutmeg, these days. I’ve been living on spinach from the green market, so I’ve been using quite a bit lately for that and also for the apple cakes and tarts I’ve been indulging in, with all the heirloom apples you can buy there too.

  • Anusha Naidoo
    August, 1, 2017

    Paprika is a spice I love
    It gives my dishes a delightful aroma, colour and taste.
    It is versatile I can use it in my curries, stews, casseroles, soups, marinades etc.

  • Zanri Grobler
    August, 1, 2017

    I have a sweet tooth, so cinnamon is mine! My favourite quick, healthy snack is baked apples, sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon and some crushed walnuts 🙂

  • Dawn Govender
    August, 1, 2017

    I simply cannot do without tumeric. I use it in all my cooking for curries and Breyanis. It also has a wide variety of health benefits.

  • chantal esterhuizen
    August, 1, 2017

    I use cinnamon everyday. I add it to my tea and to my oats. I have high blood pressure and am insulin resistant, and cinnamon helps stabilise both my ailments.

  • Janet Perry
    August, 1, 2017

    I love cumin and use it in many of my dishes from curries to veg bakes and butternut soup. It adds something special to each dish without being overpowering ??

  • Jennifer Chunilall
    August, 1, 2017

    I would use the Spanish smoked sweet paprika for most of my dishes because it is so versatile.
    I would use it in my marinade when we braai. Use it for roast chicken with the cumin powder. Sprinkled on macaroni and cheese. Use it in my butter chicken. In my chicken stew and on my deeeeeelicious roast potatoes for my Sunday lunch. Yunmo….licious.. .. Nomu

  • Phillip Gibb
    August, 1, 2017

    Coriander! Preferably fresh, on stir fry. Otherwise when a dry powder, I will always use it on chicken.

  • Olga Thangavay
    August, 1, 2017

    Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices. I am able to create the most delicious healthy nutritious desserts, and comfort drinks that do nothing bad to the waistline yet taste yummy. It’s an added benefit that the health value in cinnamon is so high!

  • Dominica Bergman
    August, 1, 2017

    Cinnamon. Good for cakes and desserts like milktart, sago pudding, potato pudding, bread and butter pudding, fritters, pancakes, flapjacks, waffles, cinnabons, biscuits, etc. Also good as a natural sweetener when you are trying to cut down on sugar. Combats nausea when you are pregnant. Can be used on grilled or stewed vegetables or fruits too. Simply delicious!

  • Ullricke van Zyl
    August, 1, 2017

    We love cinnamon,,,, I use this great spice on pancakes, when I make sweet pototoes, and even on ice cream and milktart ,,,yummy We are so crazy about Cinnamon that we enjoy it every day. Always have a huge container in my kitchen

  • Lise
    August, 1, 2017

    This is a perfect combination of spices and would just love to have it in my kitchen!

  • Tania Brewis
    August, 1, 2017

    My favourite is Rosemary. I use it for my roasted chicken…rub it onto the chicken after I rubbed the chicken with some olive oil.

  • Ces Smith
    August, 1, 2017

    Best spice is definitely cinnamon. From the Swedish cinnamon buns to the enhanced flavours when you add it to your Apple tarts and pies, it just makes all baked goods taste 10 times better!

  • Ginna
    August, 1, 2017

    Paprika is my favourite spice, I use it in all meals, especially stews <3

  • Justine Burgess
    August, 1, 2017

    This prize would really Spice Up my Life!

    • Justine Burgess
      August, 1, 2017

      I Love Rosemary! It is so uplifting and versatile. Tastes divine when added to my roasting vegetables with olive oil!

  • Candice Vincent
    August, 1, 2017

    Cayenne Pepper is my favourite spice… I put it on everything… all my meals… no matter what they have Cayenne Pepper on them… supper, lunch… I sprinkle it over everything…

  • Lucinda Viljoen
    August, 1, 2017

    I love using rubs to add flavour to my home cooked meals. Italian rub for pasta, salads AND PIZZA; Cajun Rub for chicken and indian rub for that extra kick.

  • Jaydey Sass
    August, 1, 2017

    I love cinnamon. I enjoy it in desserts and veggies and just about anywhere. My absolute faves are popping a few sticks in custard or butternut. Cinnamon is the cogwheels of my kitchen!

  • Shaaista Mahomed
    August, 1, 2017

    I love using tumeric 😀