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Munch Ado About Nut Thing

Oh yes, Kacang Putih – that venerable nutty thing that has become a national iconic snack, that is best delivered in a historical paper cone.

Those were the days, when kacang putih sellers planted themselves where there was human traffic – at roadside stalls, outside and inside cinemas, school canteens, train stations, etc.,-  where the color and fragrance of the many varieties tempted the taste buds and olfactory nerves of near-helpless souls dying to gnash their teeth (nuts in between, that is).

Today, I notice that are far fewer street vendors, but the trade has grown by leaps and bounds, testifying to the perseverance and diligence of our Indian brethren, with over 60 varieties, exported worldwide.    No peanut feat by any measure.

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