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Today, at Connect Nigeria, we have chosen to recognize Nigerian snacks and to celebrate them for being the yummy goodness that fills, delights, comforts, and energizes us unceasingly. So, if you are visiting Nigeria for the first time, here are ten snacks for you to try.

Plantain Chips

plantain chips are simple to make and perfect with guacamole
This snack is also known as ‘kpekere’. You can’t travel within or across Nigerian states without seeing plantain chips vendors. They are permanent fixtures on these roads. Plantain chips are a great snack to munch on the go or to bring home to your loved ones. Guess what? The ripe, unripe or semi-ripe plantain chips are all available as are the spiced and plain varieties. Just make your choice and enjoy.

Boiled/Roasted Corn And Bush Pear

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This is one crunchy snack. It is popular during the rainy season and it’s best consumed as ‘e dey hot’. When boiled or roasted corn is paired with roasted bush pear or one that has been dipped in hot water, the taste is divine. So, if you have never tried it, quickly add it to your eat list.


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You cannot help but love this gift from the North. Kilishi is spicy beef jerky. It is a dried form of the Nigerian suya. Kilishi is one snack that you cannot get enough of; it will test your food discipline and if you are not careful, you will fail.


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The Trent
This snack is prepared with grated water yam. Ojojo is one of the best meals that you can make with water yam. It is native to the Yoruba and it’s definitely a must-try.
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Chin Chin

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You can’t come to Nigeria and not have a taste of chin chin. It’s the snack we offer guests. Chin chin is a deep-fried snack. We have two major kinds of this snack, the homemade kind and the motor park kind. Homemade chin chin is made by mixing flour, sugar, margarine, nutmeg, egg and milk. The motor park version omits some ingredients like egg and milk. Nevertheless, it is tasty but not as rich as the homemade version and it doesn’t have the ‘you don make me fall in love’ vibe that it has.

Kuli Kuli

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Another delightful treat from the North. Kuli kuli is made from dry, ground roasted peanuts. It is delicious or savoury, but it’s always crunchy.


Boli | Nigerian
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Boli is a roasted plantain dish that is native to the Yoruba people, but these days, very much peculiar to the people of Port Harcourt. It can be made from unripe and ripe plantains.

Puff Puff

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This is another deep-fried snack and it needs no introduction. Puff Puff is one of the small chops served at Nigerian parties. It is simple, flavourful and yummy.


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This is a snack native to Northern Nigeria. It is a snack healthy in vitamins and made from soybeans. It is the Nigerian variant of Tofu.


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Suya is a spicy meant that is native to the Northern parts of Nigeria. It is made with skewered beef, chicken, or ram. That’s it. The Nigerian food culture is rich. Thus, a visit to Nigeria would be incomplete without the country’s snacks experience. Featured Image Source: My Active Kitchen
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This article was first published on 16th October 2021


Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,

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