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

 

 

Drinking

 

 

Not an issue

 

 

Sparkling drink as well

 

 

 

Fruit juices, not real ones…

 

 

 

And original ones

 

 

Really original

 

 

 

Beers

 

 

 

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 …

 

 

 

 

More eccentric

 

 

 

Quite classic

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

That too

 

 

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 !!

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu