Some people have all the feelings but not the words.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” was Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous question to her husband and fellow poet Robert Browning in her Sonnet 43. Imagine the impact of her message, if she’d been able to tell him the African Original way, without saying a thing but giving him a gift of one of the most romantic potions ever created?
Launched in 1989 and selling in 103 countries, Amarula has become a universal declaration of love and affection, effectively transcending the barriers of language.
Made from the fruit of the exotic marula trees, that often provide the shelter for many outdoor African weddings, Amarula is an ideal choice of Valentine’s Day drink. Luxuriously creamy and indulgent with a tantalising tang, it’s a fine way to treat your special someone, when poured over ice or served in a cocktail.
February also marks the height of the harvesting season, when the golden, fragrant marula fruits are collected by communities in and around Phalaborwa to make this romantic potion.
Amarula has an exciting range of gifting options available, including a lantern pack that comes with a 750 ml bottle of Amarula, selling for around R140. The cylindrical lantern provides for the insertion of a candle to cast a warm glow. Amarula also comes presented in an impressive tin for R110, or boxed with two gorgeous glasses, available for around R140.
Amarula chocolates are also on offer at retail outlets including Clicks, Spar, Pick n Pay and Checkers at around R20 for a box of 10.
Amarula is available from leading stores nationwide.