The first pot of nougat was made in 1994, by Jane Matthews on her farm where she and her husband ran the old Coach House Hotel. The handmade macadamia nut (from their tree) and honey nougat revolutionised the South African nougat market.
As the demand for Coach House nougat delicacies grew, the company expanded to bigger and bigger premises, ultimately setting up a factory in Midrand. In addition, they also started experimenting with flavours and different confectionery products, which led to the mouthwatering delights on offer today.
Coach House makes a point of using local ingredients and of developing the local communities. It is this love for South Africa that makes Coach House nougat, nut brittle and Nugu so irresistible.
In order to expand their range of top-quality products, Beyers Brands acquired Coach House in 2015. Their ultimate goal is to provide retailers with a complete solution of confectionery goods.
Beyers Brands and Coach House are a perfect combination as they share the same values regarding personal growth and quality assurance. As such the Coach House factory and staff will remain at their Midrand offices.