Chikki is one of the most cherished sweets in North Indian households. But have you ever wondered - what is the preparation process for this snack? An Instagram video has now unveiled the unhygienic face of a chikki-making factory, leaving social media users in dismay. The clip demonstrates the process beginning with a substantial block of peanut and jaggery mixture, which is meticulously sliced into smaller pieces using a blade-like tool. These smaller portions are carelessly scattered onto the floor before being gathered into several rectangular frames. Inside these frames, the mixture is diligently flattened and shaped using a rolling pin until it forms a flat and rectangular chikki. The entire production process takes place on the floor without any precautionary measures. Another unhygienic element is that workers do not wear gloves while handling the ingredients, which are sticky in nature. Take a look at the video:
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The video has gone viral on social media, gathering over 24.2 million views. People have expressed their concern over the unhygienic production method of the chikki factory in the comment section. Some have also put forward their reservations about the cleanliness and health and safety standards in the factory.
A user wrote, “Oh my gosh, I would rather make it myself."
Another user added, “Table use karo bhai [use table].”
“Chi yuck,” read a comment
A person said, “Bhai mene isse thodi der pehle khaya yaar [I ate it recently].”
One of the Instagram users opined that they would never buy the snack ever again: “Aaj ke baad kabhi bhi dobara chakki nahi lungi [I will never buy it again].”
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