India gives 'king of sweets' a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

From Reuters - November 14, 2017

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India has awarded a geographical indications tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights.

Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favorite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora.

But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have been arguing over the origins of rosogolla, which means a ball of sweet. They consulted historians and produced old documents to support their claims.


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