Geeta Samtani and her husband Beni created Geeta’s Foods in the early 90s. That first chutney was born from a family recipe handed down through generations and brought to an appreciative audience of food-lovers. Because of Geeta’s passion for cooking and fondness for sharing food with family and friends, word quickly spread around her London neighbourhood about her magical home-made chutneys. Fans were so passionate about it that her flagship Premium Mango Chutney became affectionately known as “bottled gold”.
Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney - the stuff that dreams are made of....
Geeta and Beni’s time living in the Caribbean helped them perfect their traditional recipe, using fruit from the abundant mango trees in their garden. Today, Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney exquisitely blends sweet chunks of the finest Indian mangoes with an excitingly subtle yet vibrant balance of spices.
It was clear that Geeta’s prized mango chutney had outgrown her London kitchen. Geeta and Beni needed to find somewhere to make the chutney that could keep up with the demand but not compromise in any way on its unique flavour and texture. The answer was obvious - India. Nowhere else could offer the same freshness of spices, the expertise to blend them and very best mangoes around.
In 1993, Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney launched in UK supermarkets in its iconic, hexagonal jars.
The magical moment
The life changing moment happened when Geeta took her chutneys to a trade show in the UK. A buyer from a leading UK supermarket chain stopped to taste them. So impressed was he, that he offered to take the mango chutney then and there.