An 87-year-old Parle G factory situated in Vile Parle, Mumbai was closed down today, which left Mumbaikars emotional.
The most economic and easily-available Parle G biscuit has been a favorite with all ages in India for a long time.
Parle Products Private Limited started this factory in Vile Parle in the year 1929. Later in 1939, the factory started producing Parle G biscuits by the name ‘Parle Gluco’.
Parle Gluco was later changed to Parle G in the year 1980, and since then, it’s been the most popular glucose biscuit in India.
It is being said that the factory situated in Mumbai was unable to give up-to-the-mark output and hence the decision to shut it down was made. The said factory had around 300 workers.
Parle G is the highest-selling biscuit in the market. Around 40 crore biscuit packets are produced everyday.
After this news about the factory being shut went viral, Mumbaikars and others took to Twitter to express their emotions and nostalgic stories about Parle G biscuits.
1st Rhythm House & now the Parle G factory at Vile Parle..my Mumbai to lose another landmark:( Tht aroma while crossing the Parle Bridge😩
— Shweta Sarang (@ShwetaSarang9) July 27, 2016
@Doveye Parle – NoG now!
— Luru (@mindkhichdi) July 28, 2016
Vile Parle now will be without Parle…its shutting down. No Parle G smell while the train halts near factory after Andheri. CC @khanmvar
— Frank A. (@LegallyIdiot) July 28, 2016
— Ѵєяσηιcα ƝσєƖ Ɗαηι (@iVeronicaDani) July 30, 2016
There are no reports about the future of the factory now that it will no longer produce Parle G biscuits.