Visitors are warned not to consume any of the native cuisine until it has been thoroughly prepared. The jackfruit, a big, green fruit (approximately 50 cm in length) with a lychee-like flavor, is one of the island’s specialties.
Alcohol may be purchased in Moroni from Indian and Chinese vendors near Volo Volo. Castle beer from South Africa and inexpensive boxed wine from France are also popular. Most shops will provide black plastic bags to ensure that no one notices you purchased alcohol… except that they only provide black bags to clients who purchase alcohol.
Alcohol is also served in European eateries.