About Nicelek

Nicelek is a pre-cooked, nutrient-dense, energy-dense and balanced instant porridge enriched with high dietary fibre, energy, vitamins, minerals and proteins. It is a balanced meal for the whole family and free of lactose, tartrazine, colourants and flavourants. It is not just an instant porridge, but an instant meal that can be taken anytime of the day to compensate for loss of protein, minerals and vitamins as a result of missing an importantly regarded meal of the day, Breakfast.

It contains no animal products. The product can be taken with cold/hot water/milk at any time of the day. Nicelek™ is scientifically produced to provide quality nutrition in a tasty and convenient form. Scientific care went into the development of the product and the careful selection of ingredients and suppliers.

Nicelek is the product and brand owned by Mizlek Foods (Pty) Ltd, a black owned, controlled and managed South African company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

It contains health and immune boosting properties

Nicelek’s formulation contains Echinacea Purpurea. Echinacea is a genus or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. Echinacea Purpurea is one of the nine species in the Echinacea genus which are commonly called purple coneflowers. It has compounds called phenols. Phenols have high antioxidant properties, which are good for human health. Many of Echinacea’s chemical constituents are powerful immune system stimulators. There are many health benefits associated with Echinacea such as boosting the immune system, alleviation of various types of inflammation and serving as a mild laxative to end constipation and as a calming agent.

What’s in the name NICELEK?

The name Nicelek is derived from the South African multi-cultural lingo of English and Afrikaans that combines two words, namely, Nice and Lekker. Lekker is the Afrikaans word meaning nice in English. The two words mean the same thing. Nice is English and Lekker is Afrikaans. “Nice and Lekker” is a joyful expression by South Africans when they gaze at or enjoy a meal that tantalizes their tongue or express a feeling of a positive and happy mood.

Customer Care

At Mizlek Foods we prioritise the needs and preferences of our customers. If you observe anything wrong with this product, please contact us we will replace it. We would also welcome and be grateful for your important suggestions regarding Nicelek. Please contact us on Tel: 072 254 1622; email: customercare@mizlekfoods.co.za

Nicelek Value Proposition

Nicelek™ is not only energy-dense but also nutrient-dense with high vitamins, minerals and protein, thus giving it a balanced healthy meal. It is the only porridge in the current offerings of ready-to-eat breakfast segment that contains Echinacea Purpurea.

Nicelek™ is competitively low priced yet of high quality. It offers value for money to a large segment of consumers.. The affordability of our product fulfills the government’s goal of providing food security to the mass market. The product can also be taken with water, in the place of milk without losing the quality taste, thus reducing the cost of acquisition and consumption.

Nicelek™ is available at all shops and supermarkets closest to our customers

Nicelek™ is packaged with and in recyclable material from factory to shop. Our packaging also ensures that the quality of the content is maintained throughout its lifecycle. With re-sealable packaging, it is easy for consumers to use after opening until it is fully consumed while the quality is maintained

Source of and high in:  

·       Dietary fibre

·       Minerals

·       Protein

·       Vitamins

·       Amino Acids

Low in Saturated Fats

Contains immune boosting properties and antioxidants  

Its balanced nutrition is filling  

Each portion of Nicelek contains 160 mg of Echinacea Purpurea

Contains all essential amino acids


Pre-cooked Maize, Soy, Sugar, Salt, Vitamin & mineral mix (Vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3, Alpha tocopheryl acetate, Ascorbic acid, Thiamine hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Cyanocobalamin, Biotin, Calcium pantothenate, Iodine, Ferrous sulfate, Selenium amino acid complex)., Echinacea purpurea

Typical Nutritional Information

Nutrient per 100g per 50g serving *NRV%
Energy (kJ) 1589 795  –
Protein (g) 14.5 7.3 13
Total Fat (g) 6.0 3.0  –
. .Saturated Fat (g) 1.0 0.5  –
. .Monounsaturated Fat (g) 2.0 1.0  –
. .Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 3.2 1.6  –
Omega 6 fatty acids 3.2 1.6
Cholesterol (g) 0 0  –
Carbohydrates (g) 62.6 31.3  –
Total Dietary Fiber (g) 7.1 3.5  –
Added Sugar (g) 10 5  –
Total Sugar (g) 13.5 6.75  –
Minerals per 100g per 50g serving *NRV%
Copper (mg) 0.7 0.3 38
Iodine (ug) 150 75  –
Iron (mg) 18.3 9.2 51
Magnesium (mg) 173.3 86.6 21
Manganese (g) 445.7 222.9  –
Phosphorus mg) 272.3 136.2 11
Potassium (mg) 730.2 365.1  –
Selenium (ug) 552 276  –
Sodium (mg) 511.6 255.8  –
Zinc (mg) 11.2 5.6 51
Vitamins per 100g per 50g serving *NRV%
Biotin (ug) 30.4 15.2 51
Niacin (mg) 162.2 81.1  –
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 50.6 25.3 51
Riboflavin (mg) 13.3 6.7  –
Thiamine (mg) 12.4 6.2  –
Vit A (IU) 31 15  –
Vit A (ugRE) 900.2 450.1  –
Vit B12 (ug) 2.4 1.2 50
Vit B6 (mg) 17.3 8.6  –
Vit C (mg) 100 50 50
Vit D (ug) 15 7.5 50
Vit E (mg) 15.1 7.6 50
Vit K (ug) 18 9  –
Other per 100g per 50g serving *NRV%
Beta Carotene (ug) 18 9  –
Dietary Folate Equivalents (ug) 57 28  –
Folic Acid (ug) 400 200 50
Food Folates (ug) 57 28  –
Total Folate (ug) 78 39  –
Echinacea Purpurea mg 320 160  –
Nutrient per 100g per 50g serving *NRV%
 Alanine (mg) 450.0 225.0  –
 Arginine (mg) 998.1 499.0  –
 Aspartic acid (mg) 1200.0 600.0  –
 Cystine (mg) 302.2 151.1  –
 Glutamic acid (mg) 1900.0 950.0  –
 Glycine (mg) 425.0 212.5  –
 Histidine (mg) 415.1 207.6  –
 Leucine (mg) 1568.4 784.2  –
 Lysine (mg) 808.8 404.4  –
 Methionine (mg) 238.0 119.0  –
 Phenylalanine (mg) 804.8 402.4  –
 Proline (mg) 550.0 275.0  –
 Serine (mg) 525.0 262.5  –
 Threonine (mg) 622.3 311.1  –
 Tryptophan (mg) 307.8 153.9  –
 Tyrosine (mg) 547.3 273.6  –
 Valine (mg) 779.4 389.7  –
Isoleucin (mg) 672.3 336.1  –