The big debate: Sev or Slangetjies?

The big debate: Sev or Slangetjies?

These are called Sev, a savoury flavoured stick snack that is generally eaten at tea time. 

A woman holding a bag of Sev in her hand
A woman holding a bag of Sev in her hand/TikTok Screenshot/@ed.eddneddy1

As South Africans, there are a variety of snacks and treats that we all connect with. 

They don't always go by the same name, but they are similar. It's our diverse approach to life and our cultural connection to food that has us sharing certain snacks. 

For instance, the Kota is a diversified approach to what many Durbanites refer to as a Bunny Chow

And just like that, we have a favourite revealed by TikTokers. 

In a video that was shared on TikTok last year, we see a Durbanite and a Capetonian having a conversation about a teatime snack that is familiar to many people around South Africa. 

But as we mentioned earlier, it goes by different names to different communities. It's like the saying goes though, a rose by any other name is still a rose. 

In the video, the two share the name of a popular savoury stick snack. In Durban, we know this snack as 'Sev' (and nuts), but according to the lady in the video, Lisa, this snack is called 'Slangetjies' in Cape Town. 

Now, for Durbanites, there is a variation with this snack, which comes in both savoury and sweet versions. Sev is also served with other snacks like peanuts, roasted cashews, corn flakes, coconut flakes, and sometimes almonds. There is even another element added to it called Boondi. 

Watch the video below, courtesy of TikTok:

@ed.eddneddy1 @LisaMarie♥️ ♬ original sound - Eddy💎

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