Diwali 2023 is around the corner and preparations are in full swing. During this festive season, the exchange of gifts – especially sweets or mithai – seems almost mandatory. People spend a lot of time, money and energy buying or making special treats to share with their loved ones. Mithai options are almost endless, with fusion sweets now competing with traditional ones. But if you talk about the most common Diwali treats, soan papdi is sure to make it to the list.
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This delicately layered sweet treat has its supporters and detractors. But it also has a rather unfortunate reputation of being considered unwanted. Thus, people often tend to give it away rather than consume it themselves. This topic has its own fan base. With Diwali approaching, social media users are flooding the internet with their take on the soan papdi versus kaju katli debate. Many have shared memes and witty comments about the status of Soan Papdi among mithai.
We have compiled a list of some of these posts from X for your reference. Check them out below.
satellite view of india before diwali https://t.co/LsvP7VkyfKpic.twitter.com/EdsKSjwTC3— Xavier Uncle (@xavierunclelite) November 2, 2023
It’s that time of the year when soan papdi gets cancelled.— Dr Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) November 8, 2023
Hahaha when you get too much soan papdi as Diwali gift 🤣 https://t.co/ish19uC1sW— anvaya (@anvaya) November 7, 2023
#SoanPapdi is the food equivalent of a forwarded greeting on festivals.
Absolutely irrelevant.— Sunny Side Up Always. (@ZeHarpreet) November 7, 2023
When you gift Kaju Katli to your neighbour but get #soanpapdi in return during #Diwalipic.twitter.com/3uqSOY0y1n— Dr. Ashish Belwal (@drsuperstar1680) November 1, 2023
Soan papdi ka bhi sahi hai pic.twitter.com/JoGz7SXsjF— Shubham2.0 (@bhav_paaji) November 1, 2023
Soan papdi… No🤢🤮 pic.twitter.com/bC8gCKJPGC— AnuragKetchup (@anuragkechup) November 1, 2023
*No one , literally no one *
Sona papdi during Diwali: pic.twitter.com/qv9PjPyfl1— Vanshhh (@VanshKansalji) November 1, 2023
This is not the first time that soan papdi memes are trending around Diwali. In previous years too, people took to social media to post hilarious comments and sarcastic remarks about this popular mithai. And let us tell you, many of these jokes are evergreen. Read some of them here.
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Soan papdi does not just fascinate people during the festive season. In the past, videos showing how this sweet is made in factories have taken the Internet by storm. Are you also curious to get a glimpse into its preparation? Watch the viral video here.
What do you think of soan papdi? Do you enjoy eating it? Let us know in the comments below.
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