For The Love Of Parle-G, Here Are Some Super Cool Facts You Ought To Know About It
When I moved out of my parents’ house to study elsewhere, I realized that the toughest part is to do without the excessively underrated ghar ka khaana. However given to the tea lover that I am, I used to have Parle-G and tea a lot, nearly everyday (and yet didn’t get bored of it) because really, for how long can one endure eating outside?Giphy
I learned that if there’s something damn reasonable and substantial, it has to be this miracle of a biscuit. Parle-G is tea’s best friend! The taste that captivates your palette as soon as you pop in this soft biscuit soiled with tea in your mouth, is beyond amazing. It gives you immense satisfaction.Parle-G and Tea complete each other like nothing else. Like, even if it drops into the tea because it’s too saturated, we love salvaging it and then downing it with pleasure, don’t we?nullvia GIPHY
It certainly is a very special biscuit brand for us Indians. From the rich to the poor, it’s the one constant edible entity that we’ve all been eating since forever. Nobody grows too old or remains too young to eat Parle-G. And therefore, we’re sure you’d want to learn the lesser known facts about Parle-G.
A Quora user, Kumar Anupam, sums up all the things which make up for the brand that Parle-G is.mw2.google.com
“Parle-G, probably the first biscuit we enjoyed as kids, though many varieties entered our snack box later, Parle-G still remains our favourite. Whether it’s morning tea or a quick break at work, Parle-G is the best and easiest (and least expensive) option we can have. In one of the movies, somebody remarked, we love it so much that we inserted a “G” as a mark of our respect! Yes, it’s a rectangular crisp biscuit, the World’s Largest Selling Biscuit, Original Gluco Biscuits, Milk Wheat!”
Well, his brimming emotions were not to stop at that. He also listed down these incredible facts about Parle-G:
If a month’s production of Parle-G biscuits is stacked side-by-side, the distance between the Earth and the Moon, of 7.25 lakh kilometres, can be covered.Parle Products was established as a company in Vile Parle (Mumbai) in 1929. In fact, the locality Vile Parle has been named after the Parle company.businessinsider.in
Mohanlal Dayal Chauhan and his five sons erected the Parle company to cater to common Indians as against the only other indigenous confectionery company, Britannia, which catered only to the Britons.
It was only in 1939, that they expanded the product category from orange candies and suchlike confectioneries to making biscuits called Parle’s Gluco Biscuits.Quora
Despite a surge in the pricing of raw materials including milk, wheat and sugar up to 150 percent, the company kept biscuit prices unchanged for over a decade- between 1996 and 2006.
Earlier the wrapping of Parle-G was made of wax paper which was eventually replaced with plastic paper.Quora
Parle has 5 factories all over India (after the oldest one in Mumbai was shut down) and they are the biggest biscuit manufacturing units in India.emaze.com
Parle-G sells more than all the biscuit brands sold in China thereby forming the fourth largest biscuit market in the world.Photo: Pradeep Gaur | livemint.com
Parle-G biscuits are sold in more than 50 lakh (5 million) retail stores.
4,551 people around the world are eating Parle-G at this moment. These many biscuits per second, gaais! :Oraghuugare.github.io
And we’ve saved the most shocking one for the end:
The little girl on Parle G wrapper is not real! “You must have read the stories that Parle-G girl is actually Niru Deshpande and she’s 60 now, but that’s not true! The Illustration of this girl was made way back in 1960 by Everest Creatives,” writes Anupam.Quora
Blown away, aren’t you?
Source: - beingindian.com