Monday, June 12, 2006

Anyone for Refreshers?

The other day I came across a a roll of Refreshers sweets that I had bought several months ago. Having a sweet tooth, it wasn't long before I was contentedly eating them. Here's a shot of two of the culprits before they got consumed:

On a serious note, many sweets cotain egg, so it's worth checking the ingredients before indulging. Anyway, "sweets aren't good for you!", I hear you say. And whatever happened to shakar and ghee on roti?


Sikhi Seeker said...

Shakkar and Ghee on are the culprit now and I'm gonna blame it all on you when mom complains for my weird cravings at this hour :P

Those culprits look too tempting - although they were never able to entice me until this picture :)

upinder kaur said...

And I thought Ghee Shakar was outdated.
How mistaken I was!
Sikhi Seeker no Mom ever complains for genuine demands of kids.Mention of Ghee Shakkar on Roti makes anybody Hungry.
Sweets HAVE become bad for us 'cos of our sedentary life style.If we do A lot of physical work ( specially in Young age)sweets won't harm us.

satvinder said...

lol refreshers!... brings back memories.

Hope you're well and happy veer ji. (",)

Anoop said...

What is Happiness?
Happiness is contemplation of the essence of the soul.

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਤਿਤੁਕੀ ॥
ਆਸਾ ਮਨਸਾ ਬੰਧਨੀ ਭਾਈ ਕਰਮ ਧਰਮ ਬੰਧਕਾਰੀ ॥
ਪਾਪਿ ਪੁੰਨਿ ਜਗੁ ਜਾਇਆ ਭਾਈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰੀ ॥
ਇਹ ਮਾਇਆ ਜਗਿ ਮੋਹਣੀ ਭਾਈ ਕਰਮ ਸਭੇ ਵੇਕਾਰੀ ॥੧॥
ਸੁਣਿ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਕਰਮਾ ਕਾਰੀ ॥
ਜਿਤੁ ਕਰਮਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਊਪਜੈ ਭਾਈ ਸੁ ਆਤਮ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
sorath mehlaa 1 titukee.
Hope and desire are entrapments, O Siblings of Destiny. Religious rituals and ceremonies are traps.
Because of good and bad deeds, one is born into the world, O Siblings of Destiny; forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he is ruined.
This Maya is the enticer of the world, O Siblings of Destiny; all such actions are corrupt. ||1||
Listen, O ritualistic Pandit:
that religious ritual which produces happiness, O Siblings of Destiny, is contemplation of the essence of the soul.

ss said...

"sweets aren't good for you!",

[Well you did say you heard us say that :-)]

Ok if we're talking sweets - pear drops and aniseed twists from the corner shop. Poured from a jar into a set of scales and into a paper bag. And finished off before we got home.

And the shop keeper used to keep the glass (and later plastic) jars. So when mum needed new jars to store her dhaal, chowl etc in we'd pop down to the shop and get the empty jars - which were normally free. We still have some of those muttvans at home (the glass ones).

Sometimes the jars never made it back in one piece - but thats another story :-)

msingh said...

seek I wouldn't classify cravings for shakar as weird, as Upinder says I'm sure your mom would fully support you in your quest.

Upinder ji you've sussed me out - my life style is definately sedantery.

Anoop ji thank you for the shabad. I have made some progress by realising that I indeed am bound by the chains of this ਮਾਇਆ ਜਗਿ ਮੋਹਣੀ (identifying the malady is part of the solution).

Satvinder ji have some jalebis while musing over those memories.

ss ji the glass jars are the best for 'our' purposes, we've got one which is ideal for storing home made ghee (well from the butter stage). I also seem to recall buying 'black jacks' on the way back from school looking forward to watching 'Topcat'.

ss said...

Hey hey officer dibble!!

Fruit Salads in addition to black jacks. In fact I saw some of each the other day.

ss said...

Oh yeah agreed on the glass jars as well.

Long lasting as well.

ss said...

Thought they don't bounce very well (as proved by empirical means :-))