Surviving Block Lectures and Exams in OAU: A Snack Guide

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Alright, folks, it’s that time again in COHS and OAU—the season of block lectures, back to back in-courses and main exams.  And let’s be real, endless lectures, marathon study sessions are a whole mood. But hey, in times like these, snacks are our saving grace. Whether we’re battling sleepiness in class, fighting off hunger strikes, or just need a little motivation during those late-night cram sessions, a snack is the MVP.

So here I am, sandwiched between hunger and tired eyes, dishing out some words of wisdom with this snack recipe guide. And yeah, I’ll admit it—I’m gonna throw in some of my personal faves along with the crowd pleasers. I mean, come on, fair’s fair, right? Anyway, enough chit-chat. Let’s get down to snack business.

My recommendations are grouped into the following categories.

For Planners:

If you’re the type that likes to plan ahead, here are some options:

  • Nuts: Almonds, cashews, groundnuts—you name it. These crunchy delights pack a punch of protein and healthy fats. And if you want to get creative with your nuts, try kulikuli or dankwa. Can’t nothing steal my love for nuts🤤
  • Granola: A mix of oats, nuts, and dried fruits. A burst of flavours that keeps you satisfied. 
  • Dates: Nature’s candy, providing a sweet form of energy when you need it most.
  • Fruits and Legumes: Apples, bananas, carrots, cucumbers—fresh, healthy, and perfect for munching between classes.

For ‘Based on Vibes’ :

If you work on vibes, reaching for a pack of chips/chin-chin from a kiosk around or some sizzling  “as e dey hot” snacks might be your go-to move. Maybe biscuits too but not my type.

  • Chips: Plantain, coconut, potato, Classic, crunchy, and oh-so-satisfying.
  • Chin-chin: The ultimate crunchy snack that’s perfect for nibbling on between classes.
  • “As e dey hot”: Soft, fluffy, and fried to perfection, puff puff is the ultimate comfort snack that’ll keep you going through those intense study sessions.

For Beverage Enthusiasts:

Can’t survive without your drinks? I  got you covered:

  • Water: Water is life so had to make first on my list 😅It keeps you hydrated through those long study sessions and lectures. Believe it or not, there are folks who are content with just water and can get frantic if they don’t have it for the night.
  • Ribena: Gives you fruity goodness and extra vitamins.
  • Coke: The OG cola that gives you that sugar (or glucose as some people like to say it) rush when you need it most.
  • Fearless: Need a boost? This affordable energy drink has your back.
  • Monster: A more exotic energy drink option. P.S: go easy on the energy drinks before they fry your heart.
  • Orente’s Milkshake: Orente is like OAU’s power house in the wee hours of the morning thanks to their 24/7 service. Their milshake gives creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-delicious.
  • Orente’s Coffee: Because sometimes, you just need that caffeine kick and maybe harmattan days when you want something warm for your throat.
  • Water: There are actually folks who are fine with just water and can get frantic if they don’t have water for the night.

If you want a middle ground:

Somewhere between light and heavy? Check out these options:

  • Orente’s Sausage, Doughnuts, or Toast: A 74-degree-celsius treat that hits the spot without weighing you down.
  • Salad from Luxury Kitchen: It’s coleslaw they make actually🫣. But if you’re looking for fresh, crisp, and creamy, they are your guys. As I have advocated from the beginning of this piece, healthy can be delicious too.

Going All Out:

If you think you want something more substantial than all of the above:

  • Risky—Bread and Egg: A campus classic combo that’ll keep you full and focused through those grueling study sessions. And then if you add suya…yummy!

There you have it, guys—your ultimate snack recipe guide to survive COHS and OAU exam szn 😌. So grab the option that seems like you, or maybe tell us which of these is your current favourite? And if you think I missed any out, let us know in the comment section. For more interesting food pieces, click here.

Till next time, ciao!

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