It’s official, amagwinya and dombolo have gone to private school.
Woolworths trended today after someone posted a video on social media highlighting that these two traditional South African food items are now available at the food retailer.
For those who don’t know, amagwinya is similar to vetkoek and dombolo is steam bread.
Whether it’s to celebrate Heritage month or the post retailer is trying to test the market, the items have undergone the proper Woolworths treatment.
The news was met with mixed reactions from South Africans as some users commented that they don’t know how to feel about what Woolies is serving up.
One user, Sbusiso Zibusiso shared their distaste at the idea of the retailer selling items that are usually sold by community members.
“Let’s not stop supporting and buying from our grannies, mothers, sisters and brothers even school kids who wake up early every morning to prepare fresh amagwinya for us. That is the only opportunity they have to feed us and their families. Buy amagwinya from street vendors.”
Image credit: Woolworths TASTE