Green ‘Trinamool Rosogollas’ fly off shelves

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Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Infused with mango flavour and coloured emerald green, “Trinamool Rosogollas” are selling by the thousands in the eastern metropolis, courtesy the West Bengal assembly election outcome.

Raking in the moolah, Maa Gandheswari Sweets in neighbouring Howrah district claims to have sold over 15,000 of these spongy and syrupy delights after the counting of votes ended on May 19.

On May 27, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee will be sworn in chief minister again after leading the party to a resounding victory in the assembly polls.

“We have already received orders from the party for the swearing-in and we expect to sell thousands more. They are going to our customers across Kolkata. Starting from the counting till the next day, we sold over 15,000 of the green rosogollas,” Keshto, the shop owner, told IANS.

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Predictably, the green rosogollas are more in demand post the results.

“Prior to the counting, we had made sweets themed on all the parties, the BJP (saffron coloured sweets), tricolour sweets representing the Left-Congress alliance and the green Trinamool rosogollas. But after the results, the green ones have virtually flown off the shelves,” he said.

The shop has also crafted 2.5 feet edible dolls of Banerjee from ‘kheer’.

“One sample will be sent to Banerjee on the day she is sworn in,” he said.



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