The cashewnut-studded Ladoos, Doodh Pedas, Double Deckers, Buttery-smooth Kathalis, Milky Burfis and Mysore Paks (including one made with Horlicks malt powder) – stepping into the Grand Sweets was like entering a veritable sugar-spice-and-everything-nice paradise. The question was not what to order, but how much sugar my body could take before I go into insulin shock. The candy store was so beautiful, it can make a Bengali weep.
Others snacks to be had were also heavenly: crisp-crusted vegetable samosas, and bean-filled Thanjavur polis. I was at the T.Nagar outlet, but the takeaway box I had showed at least 4 other outlets around town.
37/18 Bazullah Road
Chennai – 600017