Mumbai: Now, iconic Parle factory in Vile Parle 'bites' the dust

Updated: Jul 30, 2016, 12:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Mumbaikars will no longer be able to enjoy the aroma of freshly baked Parle biscuits while passing through Vile Parle station as the landmark Parle biscuit factory has shut shop

Mumbaikars will no longer be able to enjoy the aroma of freshly baked Parle biscuits while passing through Vile Parle station as the landmark Parle biscuit factory has shut shop, joining a growing list of famous places in the city that have lost the race against time.

In the last few years, it is believed, the production output from the factory wasn’t significant, which forced owners to shut the manufacturing unit. The biggest biscuit manufacturer in the world, the production was halted at the Vile Parle factory a few weeks back.

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For Mumbai, the Parle biscuit factory, in many is unanimous with Vile Parle. In fact, the company Parle is named after Vile Parle, as its first manufacturing unit opened here.

Started in 1929, the Parle factory earlier manufactured candies, before shifting focus to the biscuit business.

Apart from Parle-G biscuits, the company’s other famous products are KrackJack, Frooti, Melody, Mango Bite, Monaco, Hide & Seek and Bourbon.

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