Few months ago, these new customers came into my shop... husband-wife and their approximately 4-5 year old son. Since it was their first visit to my shop, the husband-wife were busy checking out the stuff available in my store, while their very well-mannered son sat quietly on one of the stools and placed his four toffees on the table in front of him.
When the parents were done, they started to leave. The little boy got down from the stool and started to leave with them, his toffees forgotten on the table!
I immediately rushed out and called him back to give him his toffees. He was apparently so filled with gratitude that he gave one of his four toffees to me!
Have you ever experienced such moments when you know that not accepting a gift would completely break the giver's heart? This was one of those moments for me. I didn't want to take a little boy's candy from him. At the same time, I could not break his heart by NOT accepting his gift! So I offered him a toffee from MY "candy box" in exchange.
What? Don't you know about this? All shop-owners in India have "candy-boxes". The toffees in these "candy-boxes" are given as change in place of one rupee coins. Yes, in my shop too. For those times when we run out of one rupee coins! :P
So anyway, this was the first time I tasted this toffee - "Pulse". It's actually quite addictive if you like the tangy flavor of raw mango, with the masala twist! Reminds you of Aam Panna, or Mango Mint Cooler - the favorite Indian summer drink. (You can check out the link for my recipe for that drink.)
As you can guess by now, this particular candy - "Pulse" - has become my current favorite. Even thinking about it makes my mouth water.
Should one not eat candies when s/he is in late thirties? Do you eat candies? Are you at least as old as me? Do you have any favorites? Have you eaten this one? Did you like it? Have you ever experienced such a sweet moment with such a sweet kid?
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This is my fourth post for KBL Jun 2015: My Favorites.
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