Kulikuli – Facts About The Crunchy West African Snack


For an average Nigerian and some citizens of some West African countries,
”there is nothing more satisfying like getting home on a hot afternoon to meet Garri (Cassava flakes), chill water, Sugar (may be) and some rolls of Kulikuli.”

Kulikuli is one favourite snack (though many don’t know it is a snack) in Nigeria and some West African countries.

Below are some West African countries where KuliKuli is popular, they include Nigeria, Northern Cameroon, Ghana and Benin.
The snacks come in different sizes and shapes.

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With the amazing feature been it Cheapness which is why it is loved by most people living an average life.
And even those who are well to do.

Apart from been taken with Garri, Kulikuli can be taken with koko, fura, kamu; and is sometimes put in salad, although in a grounded form.
Another unique feature of Kulikuli is the ways it sounds in the mouth.

That action which ths teeth undergoes why grounding it is interesting.
It is available in virtually all markets in Nigeria.

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Despite it origin been traced to Northern part of Nigeria, it had become one snack that is consumed by all and sundries.
However, many of us eat Kulikuli without understing some facts about it.

Below are some top facts about Kulikuli:


1. Kulikuli is made from peanuts or groundnut.

This means whenever you are eating Kulikuli, you are indirectly eating groundnut.

The groundnuts are grounded into paste known as Labu.

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2. It is a major ingredients (when grounded) in the preparation of Kilishi and Suya.

3. It contains salt, spice and at times ground pepper.

4. It is fried with groundnut oil.
In most cases, the oil gotten from groundnut are used for frying.

An advise to sellers and makers of Kulikuli, this snack needs to be rebranded and packaged so that it can go beyond Africa.



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