Nigerian snack has been my favourite from childhood. I grew up in Nigeria during the ’90s when our indigenous snack was a thing, imported snack does not have a market then, we enjoyed eating our snack either on the street or homemade. When it comes to homemade my mum was the best! from her meat pie, sausage, chinchin, baba Dudu, coconut candy to her banana ice cream the list goes on.
Kokoro is one of the snacks we enjoy from the street, I grew up in Lagos a diverse state where you can find any food or snack at every corner. Kokoro is one of the snacks that always lingers in my memory because I love the crunch, the sweet and lasting chewing. I remember, after school hours you will see the seller lined the Kokoro beautifully in a big tray cover halfway with newspapers and besides are lined small cut newspapers to use to present it to the buyers; at that time food hygiene means nothing to us.
If you are wondering what Kokoro is, it is made of cornflour, sugar, salt, and water to paste and oil to fry; after making to paste it is rolled to form a long tiny shape before frying. I have never tried making homemade Kokoro because I didn’t see it as a thing despite missing it. On a faithful day when scrolling on Instagram, I came across grandma’s Kokoro.
Grandma’s Kokoro came at the time when I was teaching my children about Nigerian food and snack history. I quickly jumped on it I did not read the review or try to enquire about it, I just ordered it. We couldn’t wait for it to be delivered my children and I were so excited.
WHAT MADE ME LOVE GRANDMA’S KOKORO
- Packaging: back then we did not see food packaging as a thing but now it has become a priority to look into how the food we feed our little ones is packed and also the environment where the food is packed. Grandma’s Kokoro is packed in a very hygienic environment the workers dressing suits the food environment and it was packaged and distributed by a Food Hygiene licensed company 07foods. Neatly packed in a resealable bag.
- Price: I believe Kokoro should not be so expensive because the ingredients are not so expensive, but looking at the company that packaged it and the Kokoro pack, I thought it would be expensive. I was wrong, grandma’s Kokoro is so affordable and the amount inside can last more than a week.
- Taste: it tastes amazingly good, grandma’s is different because the sugar content is low, there is a little pepper and not oily compare to the one I grew up with. The pepper is so mild kids can handle it.
- Good customer relation: no matter how good a product is if the customer care is bad that is off for me. The people behind grandma’s Kokoro are so nice and approachable.
- I also like the story behind the start-up. A grandma lost his husband and the only thing that cure her loneliness was making Kokoro for people around her. Her granddaughter finds potential in it and the need for other people to enjoy it so, she turned it into a business for the grandma, interesting! I know the grandma will be so happy at any sales made so I decided to be part of the people that will make the grandma happy.
- Lastly, it’s gluten-free if you have a child with gluten intolerance this is a good snack for her/him.
My kids and friends love the Kokoro most especially my toddler, it has made it to school lunch several times. We are almost out of last our purchase thinking of restocking because my friends can’t stop requesting for Nigerian snack as they call it.
Check with beebah foods if you want grandma’s Kokoro in Qatar and its environ, you can also check @07foods or @grandmaskokoro on Instagram. Trust me you don’t need a discount code because the price is good.
Hope you will give grandma’s Kokoro a try, let me know your feedback when you.