The Five W’s

Who uses our products?

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What are our products?

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Currently, the Epicurious Hedgehog line offers:

  • 30ml and 750ml bottles of vanilla, orange, cacao, cinnamon and coffee natural extracts
  • 250g and 450g bags of cocoa powder and cocoa powder
  • Premium vanilla pods

Where are our products sold?

Currently, we sell product mainly in the greater areas of Dar Es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi, Mwanza and Zanzibar and also have distributors in Nairobi, Kenya. Feel free to visit our website for more information!

When to buy our products?

Although you can find our products in many stores around Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, we also enjoy a fun weekend at a farmers market. You can often find us at the USA river farmers market on the 3rd Saturday of each month and at the Arusha farmers market on the 1st Saturday of each month. We will also be at some Christmas fairs this season! 

Carola Holiday Fair

  • November 12,
  • 12pm – 5pm

Arusha Community Christmas Fair

  • November  19 – 20,   
  • 10am – 5pm

Why do we sell our products?

We have a vision to accelerate the economic development of smallholder farmers in Tanzania by adding extra value to their local crops. A win-win situation for everyone!

Follow our blog so you don’t miss out on next weeks post about the most important piece in our NEI puzzle!

An Epicurious Dinner with Carola

The infamous Carola is a fantastically one-of-a-kind woman. With art as a lifestyle, she has spent decades living in Africa, and more than half of her lifetime observing the beauty of the continent – through film, journalism, and varieties of  beautifully artistic means.

NEI first encountered Carola at a Christmas fair in 2014, which she holds every year (amongst a potpourri of other events and activities) on her magnificent property,’garden of statues’, right here in Moshi, Kilimanjaro. Every year, this event portrays the work and products of over 160 individuals who set up between 10-15 stands – Epicurious Hedgehog being one of them!

During the course of the year, Carola also organizes themed diners, which she cooks directly in her (very non industrial) kitchen. With themes such as Hemingway or Maya Angelous’ recipes and texts, she decided to create one focusing entirely around the Epicurious Hedgehog products!

And to one’s absolute delight, the menu read as such:

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Stay tuned for all of these recipes in our next blog post!


Here are some delicious recipes for some well deserved, cold, summer beverages !

Vanilla Pear Margarita

Ingredients per cocktail:

  • 4 ounces pear juice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh Epicurious Hedgehog vanilla bean seeds from a 3″ piece of vanilla bean
  • Drizzle of honey (about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sugar for rim (equal parts cinnamon and sugar or coconut sugar)

Vanilla Lemonade

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Epicurious Hedgehog Pure Vanilla Extract
  • (Optional) Add one fresh Epicurious Hedgehog vanilla bean for aesthetic and extra vanilla flavouring!

Orange Bourbon Fizz

Ingredients per cocktail:

  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 tsp Epicurious Hedgehog vanilla extract
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp Epicurious Hedgehog orange extract
    for garnish:
    mintice, orange slices