**Bhubaneswar: ** When the news broke that West Bengal has won the GI battle for the king of sweets, ‘Rasagolla’, Twitter was flooded with comments where the pro-Bengalis were seen self-praising themselves whereas the heart broken pro-Odisha group was busy consoling themselves.
— Priyanka ???? (@PriyankaSRKian) November 15, 2017
#Odisha tried hard to make their Rasagola or whatever they make in the name of it popular but failed miserably ???? #rosogolla belongs to #Bengal only & nothing else can beat the taste, shape & popularity of Banglar Rosogolla ????????
— Debitara (@DebitaraDutta) November 14, 2017
— Apolina De (@apolina_de) November 14, 2017
Even the politicians of both the States unleashed their feelings regarding this GI win-loss situation.
Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 14, 2017
Ah ha! So the GI tag is ONLY for the spongy, usually canned, variety? We should arrange a head-to-head tasting against the succulent, brown, nuclear-attack-on-the-taste-buds varieties from Salipur, Pahalo, & dozens of other places in Odisha with centuries’ longer tradition???? https://t.co/lSBlTsFDLN
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) November 15, 2017
Some people seemed to be unperturbed by the GI tag identification, but some got disturbed by the need to give this tag.
No matter how it’s spelled/pronounced #Rasagola #Rasogolla #Rosogolla #Rosogulla #Rasgulla has been associated with Odisha & Puri Jagannath Temple for centuries.
Media news headlines+reports are misleading.
My blog post-https://t.co/prXbQBHtTi#RasagollaWar #RasagolaControversy pic.twitter.com/lxygGxUgRv
— Dr. Anita Sabat (@anitaexplorer) November 14, 2017
It’s a bitter battle for a sweet. I don’t know the history of its origin & neither have I travelled #Bengal that much to say about the #Rosogolla there. But having travelled #Odisha extensively, I can say they are the best I have tasted. The jury is out on this #SweetFight
— Manash Pratim Gohain (@morphineworld) November 14, 2017
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) November 14, 2017
Some people even lashed out the governments to stop politicising food items.
— Pranaadhika (@pranaadhika) November 14, 2017
— oddity (@oddity_g) November 15, 2017
Some people have even taunted on the immaturity of this GI tag game.
— LEENA (@kunfaaya) November 2, 2017
Though the battle over the origin is still to continue, people should keep away from the politics of food and enjoy the delicious sweet, irrespective of its origin.