I’m addicted!

@Fleura (7352)
United Kingdom
March 21, 2018 9:20am CST
My partner recently went to India for work. He wanted to bring some little things home so he looked for some Indian sweets and brought a selection for me and the girls. This is one of the things he brought. I don’t know what it would be called here; it has a texture that reminds me of halva (a middle-eastern sweet). The packaging says ‘mango’ and it does taste of mango but there is no mango listed in the ingredients, only mango flavouring. It’s mainly sugar with some oil, nuts and spices. The girls tried it and they weren’t keen, but I was hooked! I really love it… I will have to try and persuade him to visit India again sometime soon! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2018.
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@LadyDuck (182556)
• Switzerland
21 Mar
My husband loves those sweets, we find them in an Indian store when we go to Milan (Italy). I do not like those sweets too much.
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• Philippines
21 Mar
i was surprised to see the word 'bambino' on the package. it's italian for baby or little boy, isn't it?
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@LadyDuck (182556)
• Switzerland
21 Mar
@hereandthere Yes bambino is Italian for young boy.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
@hereandthere I wondered about that too. Is it the brand name?
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
That looks interesting, I've never tried anything like that.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
It's so nice, as long as I don't open the pack it's OK, but then once I've had a little bit I keep wanting to go back for more!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
@Fleura That's what I'm like with chocolate !
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@AKRao24 (21432)
• India
21 Mar
If you are talking about the sweet as shown in the picture then it is called Soan Papri. It is made of flour out of split chicken pea, sugar and lot of butter fat (Ghee). The texture is hairy type and tastes very great! This sweet is available all over India, though in Central and Northern parts in is more popular! This is a sweet with Mango flavor. Without any flavor also it tastes great! Thanks @Fleura !
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
Interesting to know. Yes it does have a texture of fine fibres - how do they make that I wonder?
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@AKRao24 (21432)
• India
21 Mar
@Fleura , Good to know that ...it is Soan Papdi....there is a lot of labor involved in that...the flour mixed with the sugar and ghee is stretched once and made into two strands and again stretched to make it four and folded back and stretched...this is continued till the complete thing becomes fibrous and changes its texture. If you eat this sweet by biting against the direction of the fibers ! It gives an excellent feeling and taste! Thanks!
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@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
22 Mar
Indian sweets are great
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
What else would you recommend that I should look for?
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@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
23 Mar
@Fleura in sweets?or any other?
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
23 Mar
@Raj7779 Well I guess you can suggest anything you think I should try!
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Mar
That looks delicious. I want to try one.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
It is! I wonder if you can find Indian foods over there?
@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
22 Mar
@Fleura we do have here. I will check that one in the Indian food store here.
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@Prdhan (602)
22 Mar
Yes, It is very sweets and delicious.
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• Cuddalore, India
21 Mar
The image that you have posted is not called as halwa. It's actually called as soan pappadi.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
I know it isn't halwa, but I didn't really know what it would be called. And the texture reminded me somewhat of halwa.
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• Cuddalore, India
21 Mar
@Fleura Oh okay. Halwa resembles like jam. Thirunelveli is famous for halwa.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
@Lignitecityabishek96 The halwa/halva I've had is not like jam at all, it's a firm and very dense but crumbly texture and it's made from sesame seeds. I love that too!
@Hannihar (44331)
22 Mar
@Fleura I am Jewish and am not fond of halva. That is something Jews eat. So, did you like it?
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
I didn't know it was Jewish, I thought it was Middle Eastern in general. And yes, I really like it!
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@Hannihar (44331)
23 Mar
@Fleura Fleur, it is something Jews eat. I cannot remember if it is from us or what.
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@kavinitu (5062)
• India
22 Mar
Wow! "Soan Papadi" This is my favorite sweets, you get lots of different flavors in this dessert. Such as chocolate, pineapple, strawberry, orange flavor and so on
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
So far this is the only flavour I've tried. Which is your favourite?
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@kavinitu (5062)
• India
23 Mar
@Fleura Mine is the one with Chocolate and Orange flavor, you will get varieties of them over here in India. If ever your husband visits back to India tell him to buy "Soan Papadi" made by Haldiram's. Soan Papadi is the actual name for this sweet here in India. Now Haldiram's are one of the famous sweet makers from Nagpur India whose sweets are of the best tastes you will get in the entire Country. I saw it even being sold on Amazon India, hopefully it might be even sold in the UK
@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
22 Mar
That's really amazing! And I love how you know about halva. That's one of my favorite desserts.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
I love halva too!
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
22 Mar
@Fleura So delicious! One of my all time favorites!
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@jnesperos (273)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Mar
That looks amazing. because of that. I;m now cravinnnggggg huhuhu
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
See if there are any Indian shops near you, maybe you can find some.
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• Davao, Philippines
23 Mar
@Fleura there's none here. I'm in the Philippines
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@thelme55 (15169)
• Germany
21 Mar
That sounds yummy. I am glad you enjoyed it. Your hubby can buy more when he is in India.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
He has decided he doesn't like travel! I will have to look for some more locally.
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@thelme55 (15169)
• Germany
22 Mar
@Fleura I think there are some Indian shops in the UK where you can buy those yummy food.
@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
21 Mar
Since the girls do not like it that much, that means more for you!!
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
My thoughts exactly : )
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
21 Mar
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@Mavic123456 (15120)
• Thailand
21 Mar
to visit India just to buy you those sweets??? yeah you are now a certified addicted to that snacks.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
He wouldn't do it, he's not fond of travel!
@Mavic123456 (15120)
• Thailand
21 Mar
@Fleura aww too bad, then you only have to find an indian shop nearby
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
21 Mar
Order it online.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
I probably could, you are right!
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
21 Mar
@Fleura Amazon or eBay. I bet Amazon has them though
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@id_peace (7631)
• Singapore
24 Jun
I think they are sold in my country as well. I did not have a chance to eat them even through I think that I should give it a try next time.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun
The mango flavour was amazing! I tried chocolate too but that wasn't nearly as special.
@maezee (33964)
• United States
22 Mar
I havent heard of this! Maybe theres a local store you could find them at!
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
I will keep an eye out now I know what to look for.
• New Delhi, India
22 Mar
This sweet is called sown pampudhi
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
Thank you - what language is that?
• India
22 Mar
It is known as son papdi. In India you can find it in 20 different flavors, but I like its original taste. Whenever you come to India try kaju katli also, Its really tasty.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
I hope I will get there one day to try lots of things!
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@allknowing (70809)
• India
22 Mar
Looks like mango soan papdi to me. Does it melt in your mouth without having to bite it? (lol)
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
Yes that's it! It's really nice!
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@JudyEv (137073)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar
Maybe you can find them in a nearby city or maybe on an online site.
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@Fleura (7352)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
I might even be able to find some in a local Asian shop, I just never looked for any before because I didn't know about it.