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Event: The 3 Days Lagos International Food And Drink Festival To hold On October, 2016

Are you looking for an exciting event to attend? The biggest celebration of food, drinks, music and culture in Nigeria is here again! The Lagos International Food and Drinks Festival will hold from October 14-16, 2016 at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island – Lagos.

The Festival will feature a wide array of exciting activities including:
1. Indigenous cuisine and drinks sampling from over 60 Nigerian ethnic groups
2. Competitions – Cooking, Music, Dance, Eating, Drinking
3. Live musical performances renowned Nigerian artists
4. Live Comedy Shows
5. Food Art Exhibition
6. Dance performances by cultural troupes
7. Chef masterclasses
8. Children’s fun activities
9. Wine tasting
10. Seminar on Food and Nutrition
11. SMSE match-making breakout sessions
12. Exhibition and sales bazaar
13. The FoodFest & DrinkFest
14. Co-celebration of the World Food Day
15. Nigeria Food and Drink Industry Award Dinner
Gate: Free

Find out more on www.lagosfoodanddrinksfest.com

Cost: Free – Gate is Free!

Categories:  Singles &Festivals | Nightlife

Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

Facts You Should Know About Milo Beverage Drink

As you may know, Milo, produced by Nestlé, is a chocolate and malt powder substance which can be mixed with hot or cold water to produce a beverage drink that is consumed in many parts of the world.
No doubt, It is a very popular beverage loved by children. In some developed countries, milo has been subsequently produced into a snack bar, chocolate cubes (choco milo) and breakfast cereals. Its composition and taste differ in some countries.

A lot of people consume any drink and don’t even know some facts they should know about what they are consuming well you can’t blame them.

Personally I decided to do some research about this beverage drink, after I experience a very painful stomach pain, bloating etc. I needed to know why as this was so unusual. Please note that I’m not saying Milo is the culprit, NO!!! but its just  the inquisitive me always ready to know why I feel different after taking any meal /drink that upset my system,  guess I had so much everyday for two weeks which I rarely have previously. So here are some facts about Milo beverage drink.

Not Everybody Can Drink Milo

The major ingredients Milo is made from are Cocoa, Milk, Malt and Sugar; it is there on the ingredients list on Milo sachets or cans.
Malt is mostly made from Barley or Sorghum and these grains are known to contain Gluten, which some people are hypersensitive to. If you must know, Gluten can be particularly damaging to your health. All grains, including other non-gluten containing grains like oats and corn, are bad because they contain gut irritating lectins and mineral binding phytates. But is seems Nestlé may have found a way around their product such that it does not contain gluten.

Milo Contains More Sugar

If you take a quick look at any Milo can or sachet, you would see that sugar is listed first before milk solids , malt extract then cocoa powder. What is however not clear to many people that are aware of this fact is what they mean by sugar – is it just sucrose that is the common sugar we use to sweeten food or the total sugar that is present as a result of other ingredients. For example, milk contains a sugar that is called lactose and it is not sweet. There is also maltose from the Sorghum used to produce malt and this might have contributed to the total sugar.

Milo Contains More Malt Than Cocoa

Many people have the impression that Milo is always referred to as a Cocoa beverage, therefore it should have more cocoa than any other ingredients in it. But from the labelling on cocoa cans and sachet, there is more malt by weight than cocoa inside.

You Can Get Addicted To Milo

Its not only coffee one can get addicted to; you can get addicted to chocolate drinks such as Milo. This is not just about Milo but about foods containing cocoa, as cocoa contains theobromine, a xanthine alkaloid similar to caffeine which is present in the cocoa used in the product; thus, like chocolate, it can become mildly addictive if consumed in quantities of more than 15 heaped teaspoons per day.

Findings in Australia and Switzerland have revealed that Milo dissolved in water has a glycemic index that is the same as Coke. Milo dissolved in water has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 55, the same as Coca-Cola but this can be brought down by using Milk instead of only water. What is Glycemic Index?

Milk has a much lower GI of 30 – 33, so mixing a very small amount of Milo into a mug of milk yields an overall GI closer to 33, and mixing a large amount of Milo into a mug of milk will give a GI closer to 55.

The glycemic index is a number associated with a particular type of food that indicates the food’s effect on a person’s blood glucose (also called blood sugar) level. The number typically ranges between 50 and 100, where 100 represents the standard, an equivalent amount of pure glucose. See photo

Milo glycemix-index
Please note that this article is not to criticize any product and make them look bad. In fact, many things shared here are pluses for Milo. This essence for this post is to enlighten people about what they consume.

5 Top Local Beers In Nigeria

Nigeria’s beer market is booming  and close to 18 million hectolitres of beer is sold in Nigeria each year. These beer brands are seen in different shapes, sizes and colours.

Every beer has a story with its taste, design and uniqueness all over the world, but in Nigeria, the beer story is not different. Beer is like football in Nigeria, no fan of a beer brand would admit that the other brands are better than his or her preference.

We present to you five Nigerian local beers that have become peoples choice over the years, there is hardly a city or village you would not find these five beers.

Star Lager

Star-Lager

Star Lager is the Nigeria’s first ever brewed beer and is growing to be the country’s favourite beer in its 600 ml bottle size and has 5.10 percent alcohol. Star Lager is the beer of choice for many Nigerian This beer has an ever rich foam head and light on the hops.”Star Lite” beer was also introduced into the market to also satisfy the taste of consumers.

Legend Extra Stout

Legend stout

This beer is becoming the country’s fastest growing stout. It has a unique taste that is rich and has a long lasting foam head. Legend Extra Stout is called the ‘The Real Deal’ with its 7.5 percent alcohol content and a flavour that is mixed with roasted malts, some dried fruits and chocolate. It gained more popularity after it re-branded with the new stanoil and metalised labels.

“33” Export

33 Export

33 Export Lager Beer is a national beer brand and lead product of Consolidated Breweries. This beer has been brewed in Nigeria since the late 1979 and you can only enjoy it in the atmosphere of a Nigerian pub. It has a unique crisp taste, sparkling and refreshing.

The beer brewed from sorghum, malted Barley, hops and sucrose and it contains 5% alcohol. “33” Export gives a tender feeling and that is why most Nigerian men love about it.

Harp

harp

it is one Nigerian beer that tastes just like the American lager. It has a 5.15 percent alcohol and triple filtered to give a smooth, crisp and a taste that is unforgettable. It fans are considered to be one of the largest in the country especially after it re-branded with an exciting new look.

Gulder Lager

Gulder

Gulder has become one of the oldest beers in the country.Designed with a unique taste that is simply Irresistible, Its bottle size is 600ml and has a 5.20 percent alcohol. It has a bitter taste and is drinkable. The flavour has a combination of rice, cream, hay, malts and honey which gives it a distinctive taste. The beer has a creamy texture and the bottle is attractive.

What is your favourite beer? Please share

11 Popular Street Foods You Should Taste In Nigeria

If you live around Ibeju Lekki or you attend Sunday service around that axis, you might have noticed a very popular corn market that lots of people love to patronize. Infact the number of big jeeps and clean rides that stop by the high way to buy either boiled or roosted corn is surprising.

Why did I say suprinsing? Yes, its because know one would ever think a rich man aka (Big man) would also be a lover of street food.

You see, One can not denial the fact that some Nigerian street foods are tasty and gives an unforgettable culinary experience. The street foods are always low-priced, handy and delicious.
sometimes,we get tired of d spicy food we cook at home and want to enjoy the taste of a typical local food.

Here, we present to you the best delicious street foods that have become Nigerian’s best food memories and offer a unique local taste:

roasted-corn (nearfox)

Corn
Corn is an ancient vegetable that is packed full of nutrients. It health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension. This is the season of Corn, so eat as much as you can. Photo credit: nearfox.

Akara

Akara
Beans cake aka Akara is a deep fried beans ball made with grounded beans mixed with pepper, onions and other spices. It is a popular street food in Nigeria. Photo: wivestownhallconnection

Moi moi

Moi Moi
Moin Moin is a cooked bean pudding made from grounded peeled beans, onion and other spices. Street Moin Moin is very delicious, it is either wrapped in leaves or nylon. Photo credit: peppasoup.

Abacha

Abacha (African Salad)
Ever heard of or eaten an African salad? if you’ve not then you certainly need to try it. It’s known as Igbo local salad but popularly called “Abacha” Abacha is traditional delicacy of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. You’ll always see Abacha vendors on the streets or around some market angles.

Boli

Roosted Planted
Boli (roasted plantain) is a popular and delicious  Nigerian street food, you will always find sellers at every street corner. People always say that the combination of Boli and Epa is heavenly. Photo credit: Media – cache

suya

Suya ( Berbecue Meat)
Suya is a popular Nigerian barbecued meat, fish or chicken.  It usually had like dessert for the Hausa from northern Nigeria. You will always find ‘Mai Suya’  that is Suya sellers at almost every street angle.

La-Casera
Gala and Lacasera
Gala and La casera has earned the heart of Lagosians. Popularly sold on traffic roads, it is the best street food that can easily be eaten anywhere  and  any time hunger calls.You will find vendors selling Gala and Lacacera at every street corner. Photo credit: naij

Ewa agoyin

Ewa agoyin And Agege Bread
Ewa Agoyin is a delicious cooked beans served with spicy stew. Most Nigerians love eating Eaw Agoyin with the popular Nigerian bread called Agege Bread. Whenever you see Ewa Agoyin sellers, you will see bread sellers as well.

Puffpuff

Puff Puff
Puff Puff is a local Nigerian food, it’s always spongy, fluffy and delicious. It’s made with flour mixed with sugar and other ingredients. Photo credit: spicebaby

chips

Plantains Chips
Plantain Chips is a crunchy street snack in Nigeria. They are made either with ripe or unripe plantain or banana. These chips taste delicious.

Popcorn

Popcorn
Popcorn, coconut chips and Fan Milk Ice Cream are popular street snacks in Nigeria. Fan Milk Ice Cream is known to be a thirst quencher on sunny afternoons.