Identification of fake sweets
It is the season of festivals. This season, which started from September, will go till December. There is no festival in India in which sweets are not used. Here the festival is directly related to sweets. People give preference to sweets for offerings in worship to ‘some sweet ho jaye’. They take wrong advantage of this choice of people. Instead of real, they make fake sweets and push them in the market. The general public does not understand the difference between real and fake and is cheated on a large scale.
This fraud intensifies when great festivals like Dussehra-Diwali are among us. Tons of sweets are used on such festivals. Dussehra is on October 15, the day on which sweets will be used a lot from worship to distribution. There will be talk of cashew-katli, son papdi, gram flour laddoos and boondi laddoos on everyone’s tongue. One thing will also be that the sweets do not have the same taste as before. The reason for this is that even imitation sweets are not deterred from mixing fake ones. They argue that milk and khoya are not supplied according to the speed with which the demand for sweets increases on festivals. In such a situation, there is a lot of fake sweets in the market.
Do check before buying
It is clear from this that the customer is compelled that even after paying the full amount, there is no guarantee of getting the original sweets. If he gets real then his luck. This is the reason that nowadays even Adana man tries to buy from big branded stores of sweets business. Very few people take sweets from the confectionery shop built around the house. But in spite of all these cases, wherever you buy sweets, it is your responsibility to check it first. Take it if it feels real, otherwise move on. The way to check is very easy. Let’s know about those 5 ways.
- Most of the sweets come with silver foil. But nowadays imitators wrap sweets in aluminum foil due to the inflation of silver. It can be dangerous for health. Aluminum foil can cause stomach infection. To identify it, lightly touch the dessert and see. If some part of the foil sticks to the finger, then be careful with it. If you want, you can heat the foil by taking it in a spoon. Silver foil will turn into a shiny grain as soon as it is heated, while aluminum foil will turn gray in color.
- Before buying sweets in bulk, check that it is pure. Take a sample and smell it. If it is rancid, it will taste sour and give off a pungent smell.
- If you want to make sweets at home, then check by applying a little khoya on your thumb. If it is pure, then you can smell the aroma of ghee.
- If you are making sweets at home, you can use mawa. It is also necessary to check its accuracy. Add some sugar to the mawa and heat it. If some water comes out of the mawa, then understand that it is fake. There is a mixture in it. Do not use that mawa at all. This can cause great harm to health.
- The mixing of detergents in sweets or its raw materials is common. Make powder of the sweets you are buying and mix it in water and stir that mixture for some time. If foam comes out of it, then understand that detergent may be mixed in it. If foam comes out of it, then you need to be even more careful. This shows that the sweet is fake and has adulteration.
The best way would be if you are taking branded sweets, then check the FSSAI logo on the packet and also check the license number. Make sure to check ‘best before’, expiry date, batch number, list of ingredients and nutritional information.
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