It would be a shame not to take care of his “checo”
“Checo” : contraction of the words “chérie” (darling) and “coco” (coconut)
The poster gave me an idea: What if I had to live with local products exclusively …
So I went shopping at the famous shopping center
There are two kinds of those stores in Cotonou
Not an issue
Sparkling drink as well
Fruit juices, not real ones…
And original ones
There is even alcohol at 45 °
The famous Sodabi “When you drink it, your head is like a drum”
What do we eat with the appetizer? Sweet potato chips …
A bit less classic…
Downright unseen before…
Peak milk is simply unsweetened condensed milk!
Or quite simply spicy peanuts, in galette
Or in sticks …
Well, we go to the table? Not to mention countless local fruits and vegetables that we know: tomatoes, cabbages, pineapple, potatoes …
A little bit more original
More rare in our countries…
Unfortunately, there was no more gari (cassava flour) than it does not matter, let’s make black paste!
Or red paste
Unless you prefer the yellow paste
Or peas of angola …
Let’s move on to meat …
A cheese, that produced by priests, is not a sin …
A little dessert? All of this is locally made
With peculiarities … yogurt with millet
Or made out of couscous
With your yogurt, a little sugar?
And on your bread, spreads?
Fortunately, there are sweets … sesame nougatines
Or the same but with moringa sesame
Moringa, what is it? A leaf of long life!
With which we do a lot of things!
There is also African basil
And for you, Madam, there is plenty of choice. Some products come from Morocco, others from Ivory Coast …
There is something for everyone, shea butter
Argan oil, avocado …
Declined with all the sauces, if I dare say!
Even soap with baobab oil!
Let’s go quickly to the clothing department, multicolored …
This story would not have been possible without the permission of “Mr. Sylvester” to whom Ezekiel (who accompanied me) asked for permission.
No Ezekiel, I did not take the Super U badge on your T-shirt, do not be afraid. And Jocelyne joined us.
Thanks to you three. Really !
I do not know about you, but I ate well !!