Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

 
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Object

Tin

Title

Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

Production date

1982

Material

Metals
Paper

Dimensions

Diameter: 90mm
Height: 99mm

Description

Tin of Nigerian Chilli Pepper.

"I learnt to eat 'hot' African food at the age of 14, and African pepper has always played a role in my life. This tin, which once held 200 grams of Enco Product’s “Lagos” brand Machine Ground Chilli Pepper, was purchased by me soon after moving to Stoke Newington in 1982. In the days before the ubiquitous plastic bags of hot pepper, many West African homes would have had a tin in the cupboard.

Enco products, with hedquarters in Fortress Road, Kentish Town, started out as a business supplying the Jewish community. When they realised that there was a market for African and African Caribbean products, these were added to their range.”

From the donor, a resident of Stoke Newington.

Production organisation

Enco Products

Inscription

Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper 200g

Enco Products (London) Ltd
Fortress Road
London NW5
Telephone 01-267-3127

Object number

2015.46

On display?

No
 

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