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Monday , April 28 , 2014
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Sandesh to Sarbhaja... chocolicious ALL!

It was a sweet Sunday for the 80,000 people who dropped by at Mishti Fishti, a part of Cadbury Mishti Shera Shrishti, in association with Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph. The Cadbury Mishti carnival at City Centre Salt Lake had a dozen shops serving up at least eight varieties of sweets over three days

Abhishek Srivastava (in black T-shirt) is from Lucknow and had never tasted Cadbury Mishti before. His friend Abhijeet Roy has been a Cadbury Mishti loyalist for more than a year now. So when Abhijeet heard about Mishti Fishti, he brought Abhishek to City Centre for a sweet trial. “Though I am not a sweet-loving person, after having the Chocolate Rasmalai from New Sweet Monalisa, Behrampore, I have become a fan of Cadbury Mishti too,” said Abhishek

Four-year-old Chandroja De is not much of a mishti lover but the Cadbury Mishtis at Mishti Fishti managed to grab her attention. When Metro found her, she had already polished off a few chocolate mishtis from Saha Sweets and was relishing her cup of Mango Doi from Hindusthan Sweets. “Yesterday I came when the mishti festival was closing. So today I brought my wife and daughter to taste the yummy sweets,” said Chandroja’s dad, Chandroday

Salt Lake residents Arghya Dutta and his wife Shonima Burman had dropped in at the Salt Lake mall for a movie date on Sunday evening but decided to settle for some sweet bites instead. “We had Choco Malai Roll and Cadbury Ice Ceam Sandesh from Nalin Chandra Das & Sons. The Malai Roll is our favourite till now,” smiled Shonima, before hurrying to check out other stalls

Manju Majumder, her daughter Sudeshna Chaudhuri and granddaughter Ashmita love sweets and dropped in at City Centre on Sunday “only for the mishti”. “We love mishti and this is a great opportunity to pick and choose some of the best creations from sweet shops not only in Calcutta but other places in Bengal as well,” chorused the trio, holding on to packets of sweets from Ganguram and Jalbhara Surjya Kumar Modak

Friends Sonal Tiwari, Shweta and Iti Sharan were there to try out the “sweets we have always heard of but never tasted”. They began with sweets from Kakatua, Howrah. “We tried the Cadbury Fruit and Nut because it looked good. Well, it tasted good too. Now, we would like to have something from this year’s winner, Nalin Chandra Das & Sons,” said the trio

Text by Sibendu Das. Pictures by Anindya Shankar Ray