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This festive season the Bengali sweet Sandesh will be sold with rum, whiskey and liqueur inside. The confectioners got the idea after seeing rum filled cakes and chocolates. They ahve promised that no one will get drunk after eating them.
Would you try them?

Asked by joyoti sen, 07 Dec '08 09:37 pm
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See...trying out new recipes is fun...but not at the cost of loosing the original flavor....really i am in doubt how well this "karapaaker sondesh" will go with rum...or whiskey....it can never giv the taste of "nolen gur"....but yes...i can try one...if u will come to my place this new year...and together we can say cheers to life..:))))))))))
Answered by sumita ganguly, 08 Dec '08 12:56 pm

 
  
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They will use alcohol-free rum. whiskey, etc. ? I have no idea what sandesh tastes like (I have read a recipe on the Internet...) but sweetened cheese does not appeal to one. I shall stick to alcoholic liqueur-filled chocolate cups!
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 08 Dec '08 07:11 pm

 
  
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Alcohol in any form is prohibited except in case of medicinal purposes (only Medicines which contain alcohol prescribed by the doctor). So I would never try them.
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 08 Dec '08 01:16 pm

 
  
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....hmmmmm. I have to lol at the part to the point of spewing out my digestive system where they claimed they could get u drunk :D U get them rum filled cakes hehehe. In Philippines, it's a speciality there...U simply can't get drunk off a rum filled cake, unless there's at least half a liter of straight up untouched, unmixed proletarian grade vodka in there, or something equivalent. Then, the food wouldn't humanly be in a solid state if it were enough 2 get u drunk lolwut.

Jyoti comrade, the part 'bout getting ppl drunk is BS. Maybe it'll work in a 4 yr old....I did get a BIT tipsy off a Watenburger (sp?) liquor'd Chocolates from GDR - and they laced it w/ JAGERMEISTER- as a 8 yr old. I just got a bit tipsy for about 5-10 mins.
Answered by A Moin, 10 Dec '08 12:13 am

 
  
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Flury's Calcutta have been pioneers in rum chocolates and whenever we visited Calcutta we always bought these but I doubt if people will buy what you have suggesed during a festive season as these festivals have a religious flavour!
Answered by gem mina, 08 Dec '08 12:49 pm

 
  
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Great idea....but somehow it will rob the taste of the original sondesh.... it may however be a novelty but many will still go for the traditional one.....The rum filled chocolates are not consumed as much as normal chocolates.....so the authentic sandesh will still rule.... i may try it once but will always prefer the traditional.
Answered by sumitha, 08 Dec '08 12:36 pm

 
  
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No, as i like only the authentic sweets and i think its too much of copying from he western culture which is spoiling our country while the foreigners are moving towards yoga we are moving away from it!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Dec '08 09:40 pm

 
  
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