Plantain chips business is beginning to transform to the boom days of cachet pure water in Nigeria. Who would have thought that the business could enjoy the patronage it get today even when more and more people find it lucrative to invest. Do not be cut off guard again.
The business of plantain chips production is just the same. The rate at which Nigerians consume plantain is alarming.
A visit to Idi-oro or Ketu fruit market will convince you, where on daily basis about 10 lorry loads of plantain are dispatched on each market locations and by 1-2PM you hardly can get plantain to buy from suppliers directly.
Though the mode of consumption differs, but plantain chips have been known statistically to take the largest share.
The nature of Nigeria terrain, the busy schedule of average Nigerian especially people in Lagos, Ibadan & Port Harcourt and the way plantain chips is packaged couple with it’s natural nutrient composition, all culminated to make plantain chips widely consumed by all and sundry irrespective of class structure.
In fact, plantain chips are important composite snack food in high demand in Nigeria market and beyond.
They readily appeal and satisfy the youth, working class and adult population who have developed taste for it.
Most people can not afford the luxury of regular menu (like eba, rice, beans, amala, etc) during busy working hours, hence they buy this product in shops, go-slow and kiosk. Moreso, plantain chips serve as better alternative to flour base snacks.
Even school children now have taste for plantain chips. It is cheap and sweet. With N50 naira, you can get a pack. The market potential is indeed huge.
Also, the production process is simple, requiring very little equipments and space to start. As a matter of fact, you can start plantain chips production from the comfort of your kitchen. Chifles started that way, today they are multi-million international company.
Who say you too can't?