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BEHIND THE BRAND

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Skote Petoors Chilli Crisp Oil originated from a need to put something spicy on our Restaurant tables. I don't like Tabasco and found chopped Chillis a bit boring so we decided to start making a delicious chilli oil recipe that my sister gave me.

Customers at the Restaurant really enjoyed it which led to us bottling and selling it in no name bottles. One night at dinner, with chilli oil on everything, I realised that the perfect name for this is Skote Petoors. Kleine Rijke was built on the historic farm that Boer Leader, Andries Pretorius, traded for a horse, a gun and a heifer 200 years ago. He is my fourth Great-Grandfather. His Great-Grandson was Lood Pretorius. Lood had a keen interest in all guns, specifically Artillery Guns. He was the guy who, on the 11th of October 1899, fired the first, devastating canon shot that landed in the middle of the British Camp and started the Anglo Boer War. The Boers were delighted 'skote petoors! The Boer shouted, and a new idiom entered the Afrikaans language. This saying is still around today and is an exclamation at something really well done.

So; named after the original Raakskieter / Sharpshooter Lood Skoot Pretorius, both aim and fire, never to miss.

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