Laddoos, dhoklas fly off the shelves at sweet shops across Mumbai
With the BJP-Shiv Sena combine emerging victorious in the Lok Sabha polls, several sweet shops in the city did brisk business
The Congress and its allies may be drowning their sorrows, but for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, it was celebration time. Election results brought sweet tidings for someone else as well – owners of sweet shops across the city.
A sweet shop worker in Mumbai prepares laddoos to cater to the increased demand after the BJP’s resounding win in the Lok Sabha elections. Pic/PTI
Yesterday saw a rise in sales of sweets, namkeens and other eatables at several shops. Political party workers and supporters rushed to the shops to buy laddoos, kaju katlis and pedas.
Sweet shops made a killing yesterday, with their goods being picked up by celebrating party supporters. Pic/Emmanual Karbhari
Shopkeepers used the opportunity to make a good amount of money. Besides sweets, snacks like samosas, khaman dhoklas and paneer dhoklas were in great demand. Namkeen and farsan were also moving fast.
Harish Mohite, owner of Trupti Sweets in Lower Parel, said “With the election results being announced, sales increased by almost 25 per cent. The highest sale was of laddoos. Apart from that, sweets like rasgulla and rasmalais were sold in abundance. Savouries like samosas and khaman dhoklas also saw high demand.”
Bhartendu Singh, proprietor of Punjabi Chandu Halwai in Dadar, added, “Initially, the sale was slow, but it later picked up quickly. We sold laddoos in abundance; even kaju katli was sold in huge quantities.”
Rates of sweets
Laddoo: Rs 560
Kaju katli (white): Rs 780 per kg
Kaju katli (Kesar): Rs 820 per kg
Kesar Peda: Rs 500 per kg
Rasgulla: Rs 144 per dozen
Rasmalai: Rs 312 per dozen
Namkeen and Farsaans
Paneer Dhokla: Rs 420 per kg
Khaman: Rs 340 per kg
Punjabi Samosa: Rs18 per piece