Our time-honoured nougat has its humble beginnings in the cosy farm-kitchen of Rose Opperman in Vryheid, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Using only the freshest farm eggs from free-roaming hens, wild honey brought in from the veld, nuts from a tree in her orchard, and other ingredients in her pantry, Rose made many small batches of flops (what a treat for the children!) before perfecting the recipe. This marriage of an authentic family recipe and South African perseverance resulted in today’s nougat which is handcrafted by a team of women from the local Paarl community.