The wonderful legacy of Parle Products can be read on its website here - The Parle Story.
Adding a description - thanks to TarlaDalal.com -
'Parle-G is a small, rectangular flat-baked sweet biscuit, manufactured and marketed by Parle Foods. It is filled with the goodness of milk and wheat, and the G apparently stands for Glucose and Genius since it is a source of strength for body and mind. It is made up of wheat flour, sugar, partially hydrogenated edible vegetable oils, invert syrup, leavening agents, salt, milk solids, emulsifiers,dough conditioners,added flavours,Glucose and Levulose'
while studying for exams (I especially recall one night in our hostel where I and my roommates bought at least two dozen packs of Parle G biscuits, put all our beds together to form a huge workspace so we could study through the night with a couple of flasks of tea and the biscuits right between us. Guess what? The biscuits and the tea were definitely emptied, but the books - well, let us say we were up the next day as well so we could actually study!!); popping Poppins while watching movies and sharing them with friends in the theater; and walking to the neighborhood store to buy some of everything!
Now, our every trip to our neighborhood Indian grocery stores is not complete without a Parle product in our cart (be it Parle-G, or Monaco, or the newer favorites like Hide-and-Seek or Milano, as well as the many newer snacks and other old favorites).
I leave those of you who grew up in India in the 80s/90s with nostalgia with this TV ad (followed by today's reader question)
Q to the reader: Your favorite biscuit (or cookie) and/or candy from childhood?
Signing off on Day 19 and the letter P as I continue on the #AtoZChallenge and #UltimateBloggingChallenge
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