Zang Chocolate

Do you suffer from the dreaded afternoon slump? ZANG, the first of its kind in South Africa is a brand new caffeinated chocolate bar that promises to ‘add function to delight, as pleasurable a recharge as one could ever hope to have’.

Its creators Brett Horwitz and Jethro Braun say ‘whether it’s a mid-afternoon office slump, a pressing deadline or cramming for exams, ZANG has an espresso-like-kick that gives you an extra bit of a boost’.

Braun said: “It was important for us to not compromise on taste and quality. So we worked closely with a chocolatier and did extensive product testing. The result is a 45 per cent cocoa mass milk chocolate with a great taste.”

Describing the product, Marketing Director Grant Rushmere said: “The word ‘Zang’ originates from American street slang, meaning ‘kiff’ or ‘cool’, and also references light, or energy, in Chinese culture. The design is inspired by the ‘calavera’ or sugar skull from the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.  The influence of Mexican design and culture resonates strongly with our own African design culture: unselfconscious, colourful, expressive, and playful.  The intricate detail in the artwork of the skull is derived from our very own Cape broekielace—making the brand uniquely South African.”

AND…Don’t miss ZANG’s Piggyback Service!

'Giving the public a pick me up in more ways than one, the new caffeinated chocolate brand ZANG is launching the world’s first piggyback taxi service, with wrestlers as vehicles.

Five burly Lucha Libre wrestlers - turned human cabbies - will be stationed at a special piggyback taxi rank at the top of Cape Town’s Shortmarket Street, offering free piggyback rides between bars and galleries at the city’s First Thursday event happening on the 5th of March 2015.

While being ferried by these colourfully dressed wrestlers, passengers will get to experience ZANG caffeinated chocolate - giving them a 'pick me up' while they’re being picked up.

“The Lucha Libre taxi service is a trial for the First Thursday event and depending on its success, may be rolled out to other events in South Africa”, says ZANG’s brand manager Jethro Braun.

“We included Twitter functionality into our taxi service and First Thursday attendees can now hail a ZANG Lucha Libre at the event, simply by tweeting at us,” says Brett Horwitz, ZANG’s Director of all things Technical.

To hail a ZANG Lucha Libre piggyback taxi First Thursday attendees need to tweet “#ZangLift @ZangChocolate ” and go to the ZANG taxi rank in front of The House of Machines.