Local curry seasoning producers are currently in a deep battle with their foreign counterpart for the best spot in the local market.
Some local brands contesting for the first spot are Tiger curry and Euroma curry, both produced by Tiger Foods Limited; Gino Curry produced by Africa GB Foods Manufacturing Nigeria Limited; Tera Curry powder by TGI Nigeria and Ama Wonder curry by KIB Food Processing Company.
The Vanguard reported that the multinationals are considering Nigeria as one of their key markets, this can be attributed to the high population resulting in a huge market which they see as a ready-made for their products.
A survey carried out by C&M in Lagos, Ogun, Imo and Enugu states revealed a majority of respondents preferred Gino, Ducros, and Euroma.
A consumer, Adeyemi Awosika, who spoke with The Vanguard said she preferred Ducros as it gives her the type of scent she desires. said she prefers Ducros saying, “It gives me the kind of aroma I want and my family likes it too.”
A trader at Iyana-Oba market, Lagos, Mrs. Ikechukwu Ifeoma, said “Gino curry powder has the highest sales in the market. People go for this product because of its quality. Ducros is also doing well”
According to Rosemary Bossa, a caterer at Stephanie’s pot, Isolo Lagos, “Tiger products are of good quality. “The challenge with the product is that it changes color when the food is cold, this change also occurs when you used it to boil meat or fish. It changes to dark green. I do not know if that is the way it is produced to give that color when used to boil your beef or cook”
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