Think you have seen it all? Think again. A Surat-based sweet shop has recently launched a golden coloured sweet called the Gold Ghari. But, here is the twist! The sweet is made out of actual gold! Don’t believe us? Read on to know more. By Amitha Ameen
Gujarat: Ahead of Chandi Padvo, a festival falling a day after Sharad Poornima, a sweet shop in Surat has launched ‘Gold Ghari’ -a different version of ghari, a sweet dish from Surat. Shop owner says, “It is available at Rs 9000/kg. Normal ghari is available at Rs 660-820 per kg” pic.twitter.com/7jkXVfCls2
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2020
Gone are the days when jewellery and precious gems were meant only to be adorned by one as accessories. The year 2020 has been a year of many firsts, and the latest news to take us by surprise is the newly launched gold sweet called ‘Gold Ghari’ created by a sweet seller in Surat.
The sweet is said to have been launched for the Gujarati festival of Chandi Padvo, which falls on the day just after the Sharad Poornima or full moon day in the Hindu calendar. “We have launched ‘gold ghari‘ this year. It is healthy. Gold is considered a beneficial metal in Ayurveda. It has been three days since its launch. Demand is a little below expectations as the market is sluggish. We hope it will get a good response in the coming days,” said shop owner Rohan, the man behind this unique creation (as reported on ANI).
Gold Ghari– A dessert made of gold launched by Surat-based sweet seller recently, at INR 9000 per kg.
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While the normal ghari, a sweet and crispy dish made out of ghee, flour, and dates is available for INR 600 to 800 per kilo, the Gold Ghari will be sold at INR 9,000 per kilogram. According to the shopkeeper, the gold sweet is being made keeping in mind its numerous Ayurvedic benefits, considering how normal sweets can be deemed unhealthy.
Sweets play a big role in Indian festivals as friends and family gift one another sweet boxes to ring in the celebratory season. Since COVID-19 has hit us, festivals have toned down their pomp and grandeur, and demand for sweets and other staple items have seen a steady decline in sales. But, this sweet seller is confident that demand for his one-of-a-kind gold sweet will pick up in the next few weeks. Let’s wish him the very best!