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Sweet on Chocolate

Three-year-old Myra Jayaswal is a chocolate fan while mommy Soma loves sweets. So, Mishti Fishti was the perfect place for the mother-daughter duo to go on a sweet trail. Myra settled for a Chocolate Rose from Hindusthan Sweets and Soma had Chocolate Doi. “We loved both and packed some for home as well,” said Soma

Fusion and flavour are what had Sreemoyee Nag licking fingers. “I am having Choco Casino from Hindusthan Sweets, which tastes heavenly. The fusion of Cadbury and sandesh makes it irresistible. I love the chocolate flavour,” said the Siemens employee who rushed to City Centre from office as she “loves all kinds of sweets”

Class XI students of DPS Megacity — Raunak Basu, Sukalpan Nandi, Deepro Roy, Disha Mullick, Dipavali Banerjee and Damini Bhattacharya — had come to hang out at City Centre when they spotted their Bengali teacher Papiya Rakshit at Mishti Fishti. Happy to meet her students, Papiya treated the gang to Chocolate Rose and Chocolate Doi from the Hindusthan Sweets stall

Sourabh Banerji lives in Nigeria, so the mishti festival was the perfect opportunity for him to have his fill of Bengali sweets. “I do not get any Bengali food in Nigeria. So I am here to have mishti to my heart’s content,” said Sourabh, while digging into Chocolate Bon Bon from Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick. Wife Manjita loved the fusion of chocolate and mishti. “We have always had traditional sweets, this is novel and we loved the taste too!”

Debopoma Deb from Silchar is in Calcutta on vacation and dropped in at the mishti festival with relatives. “I am having Cadbury mishti for the first time and the fusion of chocolate and mishti is just too good. This Brazilian Samba from New Sweet Monalisa is not too sweet, just the way I like it,” said the girl who has just given her Class XII exams

Riya and Amit Nichani enjoyed their Choco Mousse from Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick. “It’s so hot that even the chocolate mousse is melting, but even then it’s yummy,” said Amit, a pilot with Indigo

BCA student Debdutta Dasgupta and her mother Rajrupa started their afternoon affair with Cadbury Mishti at the Nalin Chandra Das & Sons stall. Their pick? Uruguayan Comeback and Brazilian Samba. “Chocolate is my favourite and when it is combined with a traditional mishti, what more can one want? I absolutely love Cadbury Mishti. We have come to sample a few and then pack some more for home,” said the mother

Abhilasha Singh Ranjan posed as her husband Ravi Ranjan clicked one for the album. The couple from the Metropolitan area off the EM Bypass then headed for the Hindusthan Sweets stall to have their share of Chocolate Rosogollas. “We love Cadbury Mishti and this is a great way to check out some of the best-known brands of sweets in Calcutta,” smiled Abhilasha, bright and sunny in yellow

Little Aishani Sarkar never has mishti, claims mother Srimoyee. But when Metro caught up with her, she was completely engrossed in her Chocolate Cadmis Sandesh from Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick! “That’s because she thinks all these mishtis are chocolates,” said the mother of the two-and-half-year-old

Text by Sibendu Das and Shweta Keshri

Pictures by B. Halder and Anindya Shankar Ray