Parle G – India’s First Biscuit
Parle-G: The name itself brings back our childhood memories. Dunking the perfect rectangle biscuits into a hot cup of milk or tea. A great companion with a hot cup of tea. Having the soggy piece before it crumbled back into the cup of milk. The humble rectangular biscuit loved by every Indian. Here’s a tale to tease your taste buds – the story of your favorite Parle G – “G mane Genius”
The year 1929 – Mohanlal Dayal of the Chauhans the founder of Parle company was influenced by the Swadeshi Movement, he sailed to Germany a few years ago to learn the art of confectionery-making. He came to India in 1929 with a candy machine of cost Rs 60,000. They started a small factory between Irla and Parla in Mumbai with 12 employees, including the family members themselves. They named the factory “Parle” after its place of birth.
1947 – Production of biscuits stopped in 1947 due to the shortage of wheat after India’s independence. The impact was so strong that they started the production of barley biscuits until the supplies of wheat were restored. In this period of time, other companies started taking advantage of this situation. As soon as this was realized by the company, they promised to start the productions soon.
1982 – In the year 1982 Parle changed the name to Parle G as the company doesn’t have the patent on Gluco word as other companies started taking advantage of Gluco or Glucose word.