Yes, you read it right; Cow Dung cakes are indeed being sold in an American Store. We are familiar that cow dung cakes are so popular in India that they are also sold on e-commerce platforms.
But now, it has gone a step further and has made its debut in the International market. Recently a picture of neatly stacked and packed cow dung cakes on display shelf in an American Store has gone viral.
The funniest part is that, on the packet, it is written in bold letters that it is ‘Not Eatable’.
The price of 1 packet, which includes 10 cow dung cakes, is $2.99, which is roughly 215 Indian Rupees.
As soon as this picture was shared by an Indian journalist, it went viral and evoked hilarious responses from social media users.
My cousin sent me this. Available at a grocery store in Edison, New Jersey. $2.99 only.
My question: Are these imported from desi cows or are they from Yankee cows? pic.twitter.com/uJm8ffoKX2
— Samar Halarnkar (@samar11) November 18, 2019
One user wrote ‘Isko dekh ke mein ‘DUNG’ reh gaya’ while another user questioned whether, the dung cakes are of an Indian cow or an American Cow. Check out more such responses:
Isko dekh ke maine DUNG rah gaya 😉👌
— (((ChordOverDiscord))) (@Gr8GigOnTheSly) November 18, 2019
"For religious purpose" Ha ha!
— Siddharth Sridhar (@sideee18) November 18, 2019
If someone wants to eat them, they should be allowed to do so.
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) November 18, 2019
I love how they put no edible.
— Tina (@TinaRajan_) November 18, 2019
Do you have to specify that dung cakes are NOT EATABLE?
— Mohan Raju (@MohaniAttam) November 18, 2019
This is not the first time that a product which is easily available in every nook and corner of India, has made it to the international market. Earlier, ‘Charpoy’ grabbed the headlines as it was advertised in Australian market as ‘Traditional Indian Daybed’ and that too at an exorbitant sale price.
One more such incident involved a very popular international fashion brand, wherein it tried to sell our very own ‘Lungi’ at a ridiculously high price, renaming it as ‘Asian Male Skirt’.