The winter chill is fading away and summer is ‘round the corner. And the warming air brings with it the sweet promise of the juicy mangoes that have filled our whole childhoods.
Ripe or raw, we love them as they are. And we had them everywhere, with everything, in every form - from mango drinks to mango candies! There was always a mango product for every occasion in our lives. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we pay tribute to the mango products that were our whole childhood.
1. Mango Frooti, Fresh and Juicy!
This absolutely has to be the first on our list. Frooti was our favourite mango drink, cool and refreshing in the blistering summer heat. Every school picnic ever meant drinking a Frooti tetra pack - and then stomping hard on the empty packet to make it go BANG!
2. The OG Aam Papad
Ahh, the aam papad. These sweet and sticky mango sheets now come in many shapes and sizes, but the classic favourite was always the brick-shaped stack from which you’d have to pull off a layer. We loved them plain and sweet, and we loved them spiced grandma style, with chaat masala, black salt, or a sprinkle of lemon.
3. Mango Bites
Think of Mango Bites and you can instantly picture yourself sitting on your desk in school, waiting for the birthday boy or girl distributing this mango candy to finally reach your table. And if this person was your friend, you’d be watching over them like a hawk to make sure they didn’t give too many away, so that you could party in tiffin break.
4. Kaccha Mango Bites
Kaccha aam is lip-smackingly wonderful. And that’s exactly what eating this raw mango candy felt like - kacche aam ka Xerox! This sweet and sour mango candy never fails to bring out the naughty child in us. We remember wanting to take a kaccha aam to the photocopier to get this mango candy, just like the kid in the ad.
5. Kaala Aam Papad
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