We had just been listening to all the ‘selling Maggi in Black’ jokes following Maggi ban, but something similar just happened. Hindustan Times reported that the posh south Delhi locality of Vasant Vihar has shopkeepers who will greet you with a warm smile, ask you what you want and unless your face is familiar, you’re not getting the packet of Maggi.
He’ll hand you the packet only if he feels your dire need and just like sanitary napkins (sorry for this reference, but I had to!), the Maggi packet shall be wrapped in a Black plastic bag.
Remember the good old times when we used to get the Maggi packets for Rs. 10? Well, you can get that now for as much as Rs. 102. A few shops managed to have kept their final batch and that is how they’re selling it.
A shopkeeper from Vasant Vihar told HT, “this batch was not taken from us so instead of just throwing it away we are selling it to people. If people are ready to buy these at whatever price we quote then why throw it away?” He also said that he is still left with a few last packets and as the quantity is getting limited the price is automatically going up.
Rashmi Sinha, a 29-year-old graphic designer living in the area said, “we have been having Maggi for so many years. I think we are immune to the lead content in it. If adulteration had to stop us from having food in this country then we would starve to death.”
Even the local grocers of west Delhi’s Janakpuri-C1 are selling the packets, but a bit differently. The orders of packets are taken over the phone and delivered to customers’ doorstep. The shop owner said, “we do not want to get into any trouble and therefore we do not entertain any request for Maggi in our shop. We only take orders and deliver the packets to people we know.”
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The news information sourced from Hindustan Times