Where Can I Get Baking Soda In South Africa

What is a Baking Soda?

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO₃.

It is a salt composed of a sodium cation and a bicarbonate anion. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder.

Where Can I Get Baking Soda In South Africa?

Infanta Foods South Africa (Industrial Baking Ingredients CC)

Address: Icon Industrial Park, 483 Barolong St, Sunderland Ridge, Centurion, 0157, South Africa

Areas served: Gauteng and nearby areas

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 12 667 5530

Woolworths V&A Waterfront

Address: V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Boulevard, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10 pm

Phone: +27 21 415 3411

Shoprite Maitland

Address: 385 Voortrekker Rd, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 506 3660

Checkers Sea Point

Address: Cnr Regent and, St Andrews Rd, Rds, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 9 pm

Phone: +27 21 430 4680

What is baking soda called in South Africa?

In South Africa, we refer to baking soda as bicarbonate of soda. Generally used as a raising agent, bicarbonate of soda can be added to batter to aerate the mix for a fluffy batter, or used in baking to help mixes to rise. When combined with an acidic agent, such as vinegar or lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda fizzes.

What can I use instead of baking soda?

There are several pantry-friendly ingredients that you can use as baking soda substitutes, including egg whites, self-rising flour and even club soda.

Or, you can use baking powder – and even a couple of extremely scientific-sounding items that perhaps you just happen to have lying around – baker’s ammonia anyone?