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The regular beverage most people take in Nigeria is either Cocoa, Chocolate, or Coffee drinks. Some do not even know what a beverage means; when they hear the words, the only thing that comes up in their minds is tea or coffee. Well, that is not entirely bad. By reading through this post, you would not only know what a beverage is but the different 20 types of Beverages in Nigeria, nature, popular Brands, and their Prices.
What is a Beverage?
A beverage is any edible drink that is not water. They are of two types; which include: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages.
These are drinks or liquids containing between 0.5 – 75% alcohol. They are produced by the fermentation of yeast in food substances like Grains (Rice, Maize, Wheat, Barley, Oats, etc), and Fruits (Grapes, Sugarcane). Examples of some common Alcoholic beverages are Beer, Wine, Champagne, Brandy, Whiskey, liquor among others.
These are drinks that do not contain any form of alcohol or intoxicating substances. They are sweet, carbonated, or stimulants. They are commonly known as soft drinks and can be seen in varying forms like soda, fruit juices, syrups, squashes, shakes, mineral drinks.
So now let us dive into describing the 20 Types of Beverages in Nigeria, Nature, Popular Brands, and their Prices
20 Types of Beverages in Nigeria
This is the most popular beverage in Nigerian. This is because of its easy availability and convenience o use. It is taken by people of all ages.
Tea is a beverage prepared by boiling some curated leaves or flowers over hot water. It first originated in East Asia with the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen native shrub. Recently, it is now dried, processed, and packaged in tea bags for easy usage.
The different types of tea include Green tea, Black tea, Herbal tea, Yellow tea, Sunflower tea, Ginseng Fermented tea, and so on.
Black tea, Herbal, and Green tea are the most popular in the country. Lipton Yellow Label and Top tea are booming tea companies in Nigeria. A tea bag costs ₦20, while the pack ranges between ₦200-₦500 depending on the size.
Chocolate drink is even more common than tea in Nigeria, but most people assume chocolate drinks to be tea. They even refer to it as a form of tea. I hope you correct that impression by reading this post because a chocolate drink is a different beverage from tea.
Chocolate is gotten from processed (dried, roasted, and grounded) cocoa seeds. Cocoa seeds normally have an intensely bitter taste so they must be fermented before they can be used.
The different kinds of chocolate are dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, and so on.
Some of the common brands are Milo, Ovaltine, Bournvita, Cowbell Chocolate, and so on.
The prices of any chocolate drink or powder vary based on the size, brand, and type. The least price is ₦40.
Milk is obtained from the mammary glands of mammalian animals. It is highly nutritious as it has a high calcium content, and is important for healthy growth in infants. Cow milk is the most consumed milk.
It can be served warm, or as an additive to other beverages like Chocolate drinks, Tea or Coffee. It is marketed both in liquid and powdered forms.
The different kinds of milk are Evaporated milk, Whole milk, Full cream milk, Condensed milk, Low-fat milk, Fat-free milk among others.
Common Brands Include Oldenburger, Cowbell milk, Peak milk, Dano milk.
The prices depend on the size, milk type, and brand. The least price is ₦50.
Coffee is a stimulant with a high caffeine content; produced from roasted, ground, and processed coffee beans. It is dark, bitter, and slightly acidic. It is taken by most people to keep awake for prolonged periods
However, it is advised that one should not take coffee frequently due to its adverse health effects.
Brands like Nescafe are popular with a price range of ₦60 and above.
Commonly known as a mineral in Nigeria is a beverage containing carbon, natural or artificial sweeteners, or flavoring.
It can come in different forms like Low-calorie, Zero-calorie, Caffeinated and Caffeine-free drinks. They are best served chilled with or without a snack.
Some common soft drinks include Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Seven-up, Pepsi, RC, Bold, La-Casera.
The least price is ₦100.
This beverage has a sweet aroma and a refreshing flavor. Malt is used in the production of beer, but malt drinks don’t pass through the entire production process as do beer, making it a non-alcoholic drink.
Brands like Grand Malt, Malta Guinness, Amstel Malt, Maltina, Beta malt are regular in the country.
It costs ₦250 per can or bottle.
Yogurt is simply milk that has undergone bacterial fermentation by yogurt cultures in the presence of lactose to produce lactic acid; giving the yogurt its characteristic texture and flavor.
Just as Cow milk is the most commonly available worldwide, it is used for yogurt production. It can either be low-fat or Unsweetened.
Common Brands are Hollandia and Aqua Rapha yogurt, which costs ₦200 in the least.
This beverage is made by extracting liquids from fruits or vegetables.
Though Natural fruit juice is healthy and requires no preservative, it can be flavored with concentrates or a blend of two or three fruits giving it a unique taste.
Common Brands in Nigeria are Five Alive, Chivita, and Juicee which costs from about ₦300-800 in the least.
This is a cocktail drink consisting of a mixture of Fanta, Sprite, Cucumber, Lemon, Grenadine, and Angostura bitters. It is served traditionally in a glass with ice and a few slices of cucumber at the top of the cup.
Today, it is served in cans; the regular brands are Smoov and Bigi Chapman sold for ₦150 and above.
Zobo is a locally made Nigerian beverage from dried Hibiscus plant flowers or Roselle.
It is made by boiling the hibiscus plant flower with ingredients like ginger, garlic, pineapple in water; after which it is left to cool, packaged, and refrigerated.
As it is made locally, there are no common Brands of Zobo in Nigeria. A bottle costs at least ₦50.
Kunu or Kunuzaki is a popular drink especially in the northern part of Nigeria. It is made from grains like millet and corn.
It is made by soaking the seeds in water for a few days after which it is blended with sweet potatoes, ginger, or pepper into a smooth paste
The paste is now divided into two parts. One is poured into a pot with boiling water and is stirred until a thick mixture is formed. The other part is added to the pot and stirred till the desired texture is gotten.
The mixture is left for a few days for the tusks of the grain to settle after which they are filtered off, chilled, and the liquid bottled for consumption.
Another type of Kunu is Kunu Aya, made from tiger nuts or Hausa coconut.
They can be gotten from ₦50-₦100 depending on the quantity.
Fura Da Nunu
Fura Da Nunu is a beverage common among the Fulani’s in Nigeria; made from fermented milk and thickened with ground millet grains
Served traditionally in a round calabash bowl and drunk with a wooden ladle. The fura is the millet molded into balls while the nunu is natural cow milk.
It can be gotten for as low as ₦100
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Beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in Nigeria and the third most popular drink after water and tea worldwide.
Beer is brewed from grains like malted barley, wheat, corn, and rice. They are bottled and best served chilled.
There is a wide range of brands in the country and one can make a pick from either Gulder, Hero, Star, Heineken, and so on.
The price ranges from ₦300 – ₦500 in the least.
Wine is made from fermented grapes. The process of winemaking is a sequence of five main steps: harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and packaging and bottling. This is what makes the wine taste differently, along with the different flavors of grapes.
J Croux, Dove, and Vino are common wine brands in Nigeria and costs about ₦2000 at the least.
Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine generally containing 35–60% alcohol.
Brandy is caramel in color and there are lots of varieties. Hennessy is the most popular and the least price of brandy costs about ₦5000 per bottle.
Brandy is to grapes and distilled liquor as Whisky is to grains and distilled beer.
It is highly alcoholic and s a strong drink. The price for a bottle can be up to ₦10,000 and it varies based on the brand.
Champagne took its origin from its primary place of Production, ‘Champagne’, a region in France.
It is produced from secondary fermented grapes which now become carbonated. It is also known as sparkling wine due to its sparkling appearance. Its production process is not the same as that of the normal wine, it requires exclusive vineyard procedures and sourcing grapes particularly from denoted areas in the Champagne regions.
Champagne is branded as the most expensive beverage and costs as much as ₦15,000.
These are beverages aimed at providing mental and physical stimulation. Although it may be sweetened, it contains stimulants like caffeine. Some contain amino acids and herbal extracts. They are not the same as sports drinks.
Popular brands in the country are Bullet, Power horse, and Red bull. They cost about ₦500 per can.
Palm wine is commonly produced in the Southeastern part of the country; gotten from the sap of palm trees like the coconut palms, palmyra, and date palms.
It is produced and marketed by individuals; served in native cups, bottles, or kegs. Palm wine is significantly used in the traditional marriage ceremony of the Igbos.
A cup of palm wine costs ₦100.
Local gin is the beverage popularly known as ogogoro; made from the distillation of palm wine. It is used in many parts of the country for cultural events and ceremonies.
Local gin becomes dangerous to the health if it is taken without being properly brewed.
The alcoholic content ranges between 30-60% and as it is mostly home-brewed, it can even be more than that.
A bottle costs ₦500 based on the quantity and brand.
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After going through this list of the types of beverages in nigeria, you must have known what a beverage is, and also identified all types of beverages in Nigeria, nature, popular brands, and their prices.