Among them, a small-scale design milk candy very widespread in the subregion and referred to as 'toffi '.
Fidelia TOKANHAN is champion in the manufacture of these special sweets from Togo.
For her, "the candy should no longer cause headaches for consumers but can be a remedy against certain infections."
"My treats could validly replace the sweets during celebrations and weddings", she told Agridigitale by inviting those who want to learn these candy making to come to her.
"I humbly ask women to persevere, to have goals to achieve, and to work because nothing is easy," advises Fidelia.
What is Tof'fidou?
TOF'fidou, is basically a milk candy. During the manufacturing process, we add to the traditional composition of these candies, spices and plants to the therapeutic virtues.
This addition reduced sugar levels and reduces the risk of infections (colic, abdominal wounds).
Consumption of Tof'fidou allows to avoid some infections and treat small infections such as sore throats, stomach aches and other.
However its abusif concumption is harmful to health. It is not also recommended to diabetics because it contains sugar.
Our raw materials are all selected locally and with care for the well-being of our consumers.
We source from local producers in Togo and Benin. Different natural products can be inserted into the composition of our toffies and depends on the specifications of the customer.
It could be the Lemongrass, ginger, mint, cinnamon, Gambia or clove tea.
In addition to having a wide range of tastes, our candies have varied and attractive shapes such as the lollipops for children, stars, big hearts, pineapples, bear, bird, little hearts. TOF'fidou has the ability to replace validly dragees to any event and reception with custom labels.
Production capacity and availability of the products
Currently, we produce to order. Our current production's capacity is 300 units of Tof'fidou per day. We have a weekly average order currently stalled 1,000 units of Tof'fidou per week.
We can deliver and ship our products in all African countries and even Europe. Our products will be available in windows and supermarkets of Lomé.
In 2019, we'd like to triple our production capacity (going from 300 to 1000 units per day) and have daily average orders of 500 Tof'fidou is 3500 per week.
To that end, we are planning to train and deploy on the extent of the Togolese and Beninese territory more than 20 young girls or women.