My name is Evalyne Nyambura and I am an addict.
It all started with a little bite then it grew to a routine. So chewy and crunchy, caffeine, coke or cocoa would help smoothen it down my esophagus. Each morning I woke up with a crave that sent my stomach rumbling at its thought and no matter how I tried to refute the feeling I found myself going for them.
Maybe the addiction cropped up in high school where I spent my money aimlessly with no tomorrow but that made it even grow stronger. Out of high school and into university the trend never changed. Every coin would ensure that I consumed at least two of them to make me all energized and happy for the day.
Then I spotted a supplier who got them from God knows where, so saccharine that I had to close my eyes and let the sensation sink in. I had to on many occasions spot if the supplier had brought his goods or ask if he had been seen around. Luckily, he owned a motorcycle which was fast when it came to supplying items and whenever I had it screech I knew it was time.
This thing has always been referred to as “ngumu” meaning hard and the right English name according to some bloggers is soft mini mandazi. Brown in color on the outside and white on the inside this is my snack addiction among the many.
As to how it is prepared here are some helpful links:
What’s your craving and can never go a day without?