My Maggi

My Maggi

I’m a huge Maggi fan. It is my savior during bad days, and to mark the anniversary of the end of Maggi ban I thought I should write a tribute to it.

Background to #maggiban:

Maggi is a 2-minute noodle brand from Nestle. The last two generations have loved and enjoyed it. It is often a go-to food for many hostelites and a nice breakfast/snack option for everyone. However, in May 2015, the brand received a huge setback when a few Food Quality tests revealed the taste-maker in Maggi contained a higher quantity of MSG and Lead than permitted as well as other harmful chemicals. This was a huge blow to Nestle in the Indian market especially since a large chunk of its profit was due to Maggi. The government declared it safe after a 6-month ban.

The Maggi ban came at a really bad time for me because I had just started my hostel life and was given my first taste of the horrible food it had to offer. Surely, there were other options like Sunfeast’s Yipee or cup noodles, but the controversy did make me a bit skeptical and let’s face it, nothing beats the taste of Maggi. NOTHING! I had withdrawal symptoms, as stupid as it may sound, I would always get upset at the thought of never having Maggi again, I felt as if my body was lack something essential to survive, (now I seem like an addict, but its Maggi!). Hence, the news of Maggi being back on shelves was like music to my ears.

Meri Maggi:

Now that Maggi is ban has ended the world is enjoying its favorite 2-minute noodles again. There are several different ways of eating Maggi: like a soup, dry, with/without butter, with/without sauce, with vegetables or a mixture of different styles.

I like it dry, without butter and sauce or with semi-fried egg. It is different from how others like it but I guess that’s the beauty of it, no matter how you chose to eat it, there is no right or wrong way. 

Maggi is a sure-fire way to bring brightness to a dull day, bring happiness or a hostelite’s  life. Maggi can never be replaced and no matter what controversy surrounds it Maggi will always be loved.

 

 

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Meghna Deshmukh
Just a average introvert trying to express her feelings through writing :)

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