Softy 2.

My post I Am A Softy elicited this response from a friend in California.

In India, many snack items are wrapped in either silver or gold leaf as both are supposed to be very healthy metals to eat. Some even go so far as to say that both are aphrodisiacs.

We also have our paans coming in many varieties including those wrapped in silver and gold. There are specialised paan shops in many parts of the country that offer such luxury. One of them is written about here.

So, I wrote back to my friend in California that since my travelling days are over and in any case I cannot afford to have anything wrapped in gold or silver, I will satisfy myself with either the regular softy that I can get in Pune or any number of different types of paan that I can source in just about every street corner.

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10 Responses to Softy 2.

  1. I must say, I would rather have mine without the gold!
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  2. Mike says:

    My initial thought was “heavy metal poisoning,” but, “Pure metallic (elemental) gold is non-toxic and non-irritating when ingested and is sometimes used as a food decoration in the form of gold leaf.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold#Toxicity
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  3. …learning something new every day!
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  4. tammy j says:

    good grief!
    there’s an old hill billy saying ” he thinks his poop don’t stink!”
    maybe it should be revised… “he thinks his poop is pure gold!” LOL
    like you and Monk… i prefer my ice cream just simple iced cream. 🙂
    tammy j recently posted..may day

  5. wow, that is sooooooooooo over-the-top that it’s just as someone else has said “we learn something new every day”

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