Could this samoosa have gone to private school?

Could this samoosa have gone to private school?

It seems that these samoosas from the popular SA restaurant chain, Mugg & Bean could very well be from a private school upbringing...Lol!

A samoosa inside a warmer at a Mugg & Bean store
A samoosa inside a warmer at a Mugg & Bean store/TikTok Screenshot/@chereece_s

As South Africans, we can all agree that we love our food. 

One of our favourite street foods among many South Africans has got to be the humble samoosa. There are many stories about the background of this triangular street food that has a variety of fillings. 

"Although many think the samosa originated in South Asia, its roots can be traced back to Central Asia & the Middle East. In Arab cookbooks dating from the 10th to 13th centuries, pastries were referred to as 'sanbusak,' derived from the Persian term 'Sanbosag.'" (Baytalfann)

Regardless of where it came from, the humble samoosa has always reigned as an affordable and versatile snack. 

Besides the fact that it can be filled with a variety of fillings from potato to minced meat, it is also easy to make and a crowd-pleaser. 

In saying all that, we came across a post on social media that referred to the humble samoosa as 'elite'. Which is not how most people would describe this street snack. If anything, the samoosa would be considered the laid-back, easy-going, and approachable friend that everyone gets along with. 

A TikTok user, Chereece, describes these samoosas from Mugg & Bean as 'Private School Samoosas'. 

Check them out below, courtesy of TikTok

@chereece_s Absolutely delicious thou #funny #top #fyp #fypシ ♬ Funny - Gold-Tiger

Check out some of the comments from people around South Africa: 

  • "Me from the public school, I CAN GET 12 FOR R40"
  • "It even had a 'prefect badge' on it"
  • "I remember when samoosas were R1 and R2,50 for big ones..."
  • "I love it. Yes indeed they went to private school"
  • "I thought I was robbed when I paid R15 a samoosa at OK"
  • "And would probably taste sub standard. Authentic is best"

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