- Kanpur was famous for its Kanpuria Laddu.
- But after the inauguration of Kanpur Metro, the name of this laddu shop was mentioned in the face of the Prime Minister and its name has reached all corners of the country.
- Thuggu K Laddu has become more popular than before.
This laddu shop was popular from the very beginning. But the shop owner is extremely excited to hear the name of the Prime Minister himself. They have been receiving hundreds of messages since then.
According to Adarsh Pandey, owner of Ananda Atmahara shop, no one needs a certificate after the Prime Minister’s address. Even before this, the name of Laddu was heard in various channels and movies. Another owner of the shop and Adarsh Pandey’s uncle, Ravi Pandey, uttered the whole slogan: The customers present in the shop also said with a smile, they also cheated by eating this laddu.
There are very few people living in Kanpur or who have not eaten thaggur laddu while visiting there. The taste of this laddu is everyone’s favorite. The shop was started about 60 years ago by a man named Ram Avtar Pandey. He named the shop Thuggu Ke Laddu and also created a tag line for it.
But why the name of this store? Adarsh Pandey said that his grandfather once went to Delhi to listen to the speech of Mahatma Gandhi. In that speech, Mahatma Gandhi called sugar a ‘white poison’. He also informed about the harmful aspects of sugar.
On the other hand, due to its cheap and easy availability, Adarsh Pandey’s grandfather also used to make laddu with sugar. But after listening to Mahatma Gandhi’s speech, he started thinking about how to sell sugar laddu knowingly. Again, this shop cannot stop selling his bread and laddu. To kill two birds with one stone, the name of the shop was changed to Thagu K Laddu. He also indirectly informs everyone about the harmful effects of sugar and his income is not affected. The store was named after a number of statutory warnings.
According to Malik Adarsh Pandey, it is different from all other laddu. This laddu is made with semolina, khoya, gum, sugar, cashew, cardamom, almond, pesto ghee etc. Needless to say, all of these ingredients are good for health. However, this laddu is not kept alive. Laddu made during the day has to be eaten on the same day.
Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek Bachchan’s Bunty Aur Babli movie was also shot in this shop.
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Thaggu Ke Laddu: Famous for selling ‘Laddu’! The name of ‘Thaggu Ke Laddu’ is also on the face of the Prime Minister