Satisfy Your Snack Cravings with These 4 Mouthwatering African Snacks and Beverages


We all crave snacks. Some occasions are incomplete without them. In theory, just about anything can be a snack. For instance, a slice of pizza, a dinner smoothie (if you’re on a diet!), or some chips. However, have you tried African snacks? Not only do they taste good, but they’re also very healthy—which makes them a better alternative to regular snacks.

In this blog, we’ll look at some of the African snacks that are sure to satisfy your cravings and have you wanting more.

Plantain Chips

A bag of chips

Plantain chips are made from green plantain. They have a savory yet starchy taste, as plantains are a member of the banana family. However, they’re not as sweet as bananas as they have relatively less sugar.

As the plantains ripen, they’ll turn yellower and sweeter. You can have it with some sauce to balance out the flavor.

Roasted Corn and Peanuts

Bottle of roasted corn

Roasted corn and peanuts are street food in Cameroon. They’re also known as krang krang. The corn is roasted in the pan with some groundnuts. The result is a crunchy snack that tastes good and hits all the right spots.

Chin Chin

It’s one of the best African snacks. . Chin chin is a fried pastry that’s made in various ways. In Nigeria, it’s typically prepared for special occasions. Over time, chin chin has evolved from being a snack food to being sold on street corners or supermarkets.

Some people prefer to have chin chin that’s so soft it’s almost falling apart. Other people prefer to have a make chin chin’s that are so hard, you feel as if your teeth will fall out after just a couple of bites.

Koeksister

It’s a sweet South African snack that has a sticky appearance. It’s made from braided dough that’s fried in oil. You can then immerse it in cold sugary syrup. These treats are sold on just about every street in South Africa. It can also be found in supermarkets and is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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