The Hilarious Parle G Memes And Other Facts You Didn’t Know

We all grew up eating India’s beloved biscuit, Parle G (apparently some such as Ramawwa from Karnataka have eaten only Parle G their entire life).  It is an icon and one of the most recognizable of Indian brands. It is also the largest selling biscuit in the world! Here are some facts and funnies you will enjoy about Parle G:

India's first homegrown Rs 5 K crore FMCG brand

Not only is Parle G the largest selling biscuit in the world, in India it remains the unbeatable accompaniment at tea time. It was launched in 1939 and is now an over 75 year-old-brand. In 2013, Parle G became the first Indian fast moving consumer goods brand to sell products worth over Rs 5,000-crore in a year.

So who is the Parle G ‘girl’?

No one! Parle G’s packaging has remained largely unchanged over the years and has featured the same cute little chubby kid. No she is not Neeru Deshpande, Gunjan Gundanyia or Sudha Murthy.

Yet another internet myth

The kid on the packet is an illustration created during the 1960’s and isn’t even an actual person.

Parle G can circle the earth 192 times

If you line up all the Parle G biscuits consumed each year, you can circle the earth 192 times. That is a lot of biscuit!

It is the taste of nostalgia

Parle G has remained the same over the years. It has the same look, taste, feel and assurance that everyone's fave infant food and childhood snack is always easily available no matter where in India you are!

Parle G is a tea time ritual

Tea times and Parle G are inseparable. In millions of Indian homes and chai ki dukaans, Parle G is an essential requirement with a cup/ glass of tea.

Dipping is important!

But of course sometimes… this happens!

If there is an Indian meme…

… there has to be mention of Alok Nath, because, you know its about Indian Sanskar and Sanskari Babu!

The original ‘no one can eat just one’

Start eating Parle G and before you know it, the packet contains nothing but a few crumbs!

The humble Indian snack

Parle G remains cheap and easily available and enjoyable. While other products may be called cookies, sweet crackers, wafers or rusk, slap on fancy packaging and fancier prices this brand has remained comfortingly unchanged.

Statutory warning

Dekh Beta! Dip your biscuit, but you got to know how to do it right!

G for Genius

Shaktiman’s association with the brand and the G mane Genius marketing campaign stuck in the mind.

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