5 Nigerians Remember The First Time They Tasted These Popular Foods

February 6, 2022

You ever craved food that’s so popular, but when you finally got the chance to try it, it was disappointing? These five Nigerians spoke to me about their first-time experiences tasting these popular foods. 

“Harry Styles doesn’t value the vagina he was singing about” — Nini

I bought a pack of strawberries from Shoprite thinking I had arrived. Turns out, I hadn’t. They were bland. I wondered maybe it’s the ones I got, that maybe it’s like agbalumo —  you need luck to get sweet ones. My sister laughed at me and told me strawberries only have aesthetics. Which is why I Iow-key feel like Harry Styles doesn’t value that vagina he was singing for, talmabout, “Tastes like strawberries, on a summer evening.” If I slap him.

“Meat pie was such a let-down” — Aishatu

When I was a child, I used to hate meat pie because of the filling. I could only stand Sweet Sensation’s meat pie crust because it reminded me of sausages. When I was 17 and broke AF, I had this insane craving for meat pie. A kiosk had just opened near my house and was the happening spot. I saved money to buy their meat pie and didn’t eat for the whole day. It was quite a struggle because I only ever saved up for books. When I bought the meat pie and went home, I was like, “Ahhh, I’m going to enjoy today!” But when I bit into the meat pie, it felt like I was tasting death.

“I vomited after eating pizza” — Joseph

I saw pizza a lot on TV: how excited people would get they ordered it and thought to myself that pizza must be really good. In 2016, I tried pizza for the first time. It tasted like eating mucus with dry bread. I threw up. 

“No one actually likes seafood; it’s peer pressure” — TK

You see seafood on Insta stories when people do “We outside!” The day, I tried it, I was so mad. I bought a platter an oyster and one thing one thing like that at one of these fancy Lagos restaurants, and I couldn’t just eat it. I took photos of it and posted on IG sha, make I no carry last. When I left the restaurant, I went to The Place to buy jollof rice. God no go shame me.

 “Dark chocolate looks nice. Egungun be careful” —Tobi

What can go wrong with chocolate? A lot. I mean, regular chocolate is great, and goes well with everything — cake, Milo, Ovaltine, etc. But omo, I regret the day my inquisitive ass used my own money to buy 70% dark chocolate. It looks as tempting as regular chocolate, but I’m lucky I didn’t buy pure chocolate like my friend. I’d have hated myself.

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