‘We shall DIGEST corona!': Indian bakery turns heads (and stomachs) with Covid-19-themed sweets (VIDEO)
Added 04-08-20 01:37:01am EST - “As the Covid-19 pandemic grips the globe, one bakery in Kolkata has taken merchandising to a new level, passing out virus-themed confections to all takers without charge. But the idea has left some residents feeling a bit queasy.” - Rt.com
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The pathogenic pastries could be seen on offer at Hindusthan Sweets – a small shop in Kolkata’s Jadavpur district – whose walls are adorned with rallying cries against the lethal ailment, one declaring “We shall digest corona.”
“Three kinds of corona we prepare: one is from cashew nuts, another from cakes and another from sandesh,” the bakery’s owner told Ruptly, the latter item referring to a traditional Bengali dessert.
We have taken the decision that we will not sell it, our customers, when they come to my counter to buy some sweets, ... they will be gifted one box.
Though the shop’s owner says the playful idea is meant to lift spirits amid the depressing health crisis and a sweeping nationwide lockdown keeping hundreds of millions in their homes, some residents felt it crossed the line, a few even saying the microbe-shaped cakes have forever ruined their taste for sweets.
That Corona Soundesh is one bad Sandesh. The sighting makes me eeek. Never will I ever be able to eat Soundesh the same way again.
That Corona Soundesh is one bad Sandesh. The sighting makes me eeek. Never will I ever be able to eat Soundesh the same way again.— Yogendra Lalwani (@yogendralalwani) April 7, 2020
I love Sandesh but this is ????????????— Anup Sayare (@sayareakd) April 6, 2020
Its utterly disgusting????????— Rachna Arvind Mittal (@ArvindRachna) April 7, 2020
The hutiya who came up with this idea should be locked for 14 with the person who allowed sweet shops to run at this time and fed only this abomination.— Vivek (@nonexpertvivek) April 7, 2020
Hope it doesn't end up spreading the real thing.— Anirban B. Upadhyay (@bugthefix) April 7, 2020
corona sandesh is not too bad as an idea. It's to tell people you can eat it and beat it.— saikat ray (@saikatkray) April 7, 2020
There are two things Bengalis can't be kept away for too long. Sweets, and creative ideas. Here they come together -- a bright-red coloured #corona sandesh. What an idea!@soumitra65#CoronaPandemic#CoronavirusLockdownhttps://t.co/blOMRQqD45— Soumitra Mishra (@soumitmis) April 7, 2020
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