Louise Viljoen, founder of Ouma Swesie se Spens, based in Darling in the Western Cape, discovered Garlic as an amazing vegetable, and became the backbone of the business.


Her passion for food, came from her mother who, being in the catering industry, shared many memorable moments with her during her childhood.


“The idea of the Garlic products was created around a weekend with my children who are also involved in the food industry, and after some research in the market, we decided to give it a go, after sending our raw garlic to the local market for a couple of years,” Louise said. 


Her greatest desire is to create delicious products, beautiful in display, which not only brings joy and flavour to even the most critic, to fall in love with garlic, forth in its taste, but rather, captures the health benefits it presents.


She aims to breathe life into food with her infused garlic range of products which can be used in all forms of cooking, be it a snack in giving customers the best out of every bite, or even sharing these amazing products with other food and garlic lovers, just like me!


To discover that garlic is your friend and not your enemy.