- A couple in South Africa have exhibited their creativity in the making of gin
- Paula and Les Ansley use elephant dung to make gin and their product is safe for consumption
- The couple extract a range of ingredients from elephant dung to make their gin
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
A couple in South Africa has found a way to use elephant dung in making gin which is safe for human consumption.
This became a reality after Paula Ansley asked her husband Les if it would be possible to make gin using elephant dung, CNN reports.
Paula said they contacted a game reserve and asked if the latter could send them some elephant dung.
Ansley said: "They said, yeah sure, no problem, and they mailed us some elephant dung and we started looking at how to prepare it."
The couple decided to use elephant dung to make their gin because elephants are particular about the food they forage, yet absorb less than half of what they eat - this means much of their diet of plants remains in their dung.
Ansley and Les save themselves the stress by allowing elephants do the hard work of collecting natural ingredients for flavouring gin.
According to Ansley, their gin takes its taste from extracts of the elephants' diet of roots, grasses, fruit and bark - including aloe and acacia.
She said: "We were very aware that if we are making a gin from dung, we have to make a good gin. Otherwise, it's only ever going to be gimmicky."
In other news, Kimberly and Priscilla Addison are two Ghanaian sisters who have built their own cocoa processing company called 57 Chocolate that produces tons of chocolates all made by hand.
The 57 Chocolate sisters had been living abroad until 2014 when they decided to return to Ghana and rather help the country.
In 2016, the Addisons started 57 chocolate and only four years on, the company is able to process 1 ton of cocoa to produce 1,000 handmade chocolates on a weekly basis.
Demand on their products is so high that they are able to export to Asia, America, Europe and other parts of Africa.
According to the biological sisters, there are great plans to grow the business massively, start using high-tech machines and employ many more Ghanaians into the business.
Ghana marks her 63rd Independence today, what makes you proud to be a Ghanaian? | #Yencomgh
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!