Chin chin

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A bowl of Chin Chin

Chin Chin is a fried snack popular in West Africa. It is a sweet, crunchy, donut-like baked or fried dough of wheat flour, and other customary baking items. Chin chin may also contain cowpeas.[1] Many people also bake it with ground nutmeg for flavor. One company in United Kingdom called Love Chin Chin has innovated with different flavours including Cinnamon, Lemon, Vanilla and Chilli and is sold in selected Tesco stores. It is usually kneaded and cut into small squares of 1 square inch or so, about a quarter of an inch thick, before frying.[2]


  1. ^ Akubor, Peter I. (2004). "Protein contents, physical and sensory properties of Nigerian snack foods (cake, chin-chin and puff-puff) prepared from cowpea - wheat flour blends". International Journal of Food Science & Technology 39 (4): 419–424. 
  2. ^ Mepba, H. D.; S.C. Achinewhu, S.N. Aso, C.K. Wachukwu (2007). "Microbiological Quality Of Selected Street Foods In Port Harcourt, Nigeria". Journal of Food Safety 27 (2): 208–18. doi:10.1111/j.1745-4565.2007.00073.x.