Retro fun at soda-pop shop

Sunday World - - Shwashwi -

SH­WASHWI is a bit of a culi­nary im­pre­sario and loves few things bet­ter than good food and wine, and all their ac­com­pa­ni­ments.

Chew­ing gum is def­i­nitely not one of the ac­com­pa­ni­ments

– empty calo­ries don’t do it for Sh­washwi, and this lady cer­tainly doesn’t want a jaw­line that ri­vals Ridge’s from The


So the Chap­pies event at Cor­ner Cafe, in Craighall, Jozi, was not full of prom­ise for yours truly. The venue was trans­formed into a retro Amer­i­can soda- pop shop, decked out with macaroons on cake tiers, old in­gre­di­ents scales, tele­phones, man­ual cash reg­is­ters and (al­legedly) 150 000 Chap­pies pieces strewn around the room. It was too cute for words.

We were di­vided into five teams, each with a celebrity host. Sh­washwi found her­self at the ta­ble hosted by for­mer The Wild and Isidingo ac­tress Hay­ley Owen.

Oth­ers host­ing ta­bles were DJ Fresh and Poppy Nt­shon­g­wana, who had re­ally bad matt hair. Be­tween Jo­hanna Mukoki ’ s ter­ri­ble fash­ion and Poppy’s bad hair days, Sh­washwi feels she needs to host a celebrity Fash­ion

Emer­gency re­al­ity show. Our peo­ple are crying out for help.

Spot­ted Ed Jor­dan’s shiny dome from across the room. He looked rather bored with his team, which he was host­ing with Sur­vivor SA rem­nant Ash­ley Hay­den, who ob­vi­ously did not bring her A-game.

It was such a plea­sure to see vet­eran pre­sen­ter Nim­rod Nkosi, who hosted the game show part of the evening.

Oh yes, the event was to in­tro­duce 170 new “Did you know?” facts on the wrap­pers.

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