Eat it, it's here: soccer-themed snacks

2010-06-11 00:00

ALL the excitement of the World Cup is enough to make a person hungry and shops around the city are making sure no fan goes unfed.

Local stores have jumped on the soccer bandwagon offering snacks that fit the football theme.

The 24-hour Hayfields Quick Spar is serving up their popular burgers in soccer ball printed containers.

Vaseela Naidoo, the Spar manager, said that people have “ooh-ed and ah-ed” at the themed packaging. “Customers have been really impressed, and we are selling lots of the burgers because we are open 24-hours a day,” she said.

The soccer boxes will package burgers for the duration of the tournament and Naidoo said they will continue using the black and white boxes after the tournament has ended.

People from Durban and Johannesburg stop by regularly for the house speciality, the Kwagga burger, which is served in the soccer box.

The OK on Foxon Road is supporting the sweeter side of soccer with their fresh milk tarts.

Although the same ingredients are used, the bakers at the store sift the cinnamon on in soccer-related shapes.

There are soccer ball and South African flag designs on offer and the store is hoping to introduce soccer mascot, Zakumi, designs soon.

According to the deli manager, Constantine Vassilaros, the treats have been a hit, selling out everyday.

“We will continue to sell them even after the World Cup, I mean we are still selling hot cross buns and it’s June,” Vassilaros said.

Pick n Pay’s around the city are also selling soccer sweets. From life-sized chocolate footballs to chocolate renditions of the trophy.

“Since Bafana have not lost a match things have sold even better and the country has been brought together,” said Hayfields Pick n Pay manager Glenn Volminlo.

 

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