Yesterday I tasted the relaunched digestive biscuits from Britannia- simply yummy- much like Mcvities now. I just recollected some of my favourite munchies which have gone missing ( or at least I do not get to see them)
Crax- Onion rings/ Cheese rings made from corn- The jingle would say" the sound of snacks has changed into CRAX!"
Phantom cigarettes- The mock cigarette gave me such a cool adrenaline rush
Fryums- The original branded ones in checks, stars and wheels
Rose mint- I think from Parle which came in a white pack - as set of 5-10 rectangular rose mints with hardly any mint content
Goli soda- The green glass bottles which have something like a lemon soda but sweet version ( the aversion for any non-mineral water has seen this one's decline)
Desi Corn fritters- It was a wonderful snack- roughly - dry shredded corn, deep-fried at home
Barley/ Bali sugar- This hard boiled toffee in rich hues, sourced from Calcutta, was a mandatory fixture for Christmas. I just cannot find it at all in Kolkatta or in the Anglo Indian parts of Chennai
Nutrine Coconut crunchies- these were coin shaped coconut candy of yore
Geographic distance- keeps me away from dabeli, wada pav, misal paav, bhel puri, daal baati choorma, brownie sizzler and Wibs bread. Awaiting my trip to Mumbai.