Kolkata confectioners enjoy brisk sale on Christmas-eve

December 24th, 2007 - 5:59 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Dec.24 (ANI): As people across the country welcome Christmas on Tuesday, confectioners in Kolkata have had a brisk sale ahead of the big day. The shopkeepers are working to their full potential to meet the demand for cakes on time.
Some of the confectionary shops in the city have opened fast food zones which are crowded with youngsters flocking in groups.
“It grows many folds, in leaps and bounds. Sometimes, it is five times. People come from everywhere to enjoy the Christmas, New Year,” said Supriya Ray, Managing Director of a leading confectionary store Sugar & Spice.
Kookie Jar, another confectionary shop popular for its celebration packs, has drawn big crowds with their strawberry flavoured Santa Claus cakes.
“We have a very large and intensive range of cakes, for instance fruit cakes, dundy cakes, and a lot of Christmas related items like ice cookies and very beautiful, fancy boxes containing chocolates and cookies, ideal to gift in this festive seasons of Christmas and New Year. We have a large variety and different price range to suit every customer,” said Ritika Singh, the owner of Kookie Jar.
The confectioners say that sales during Christmas and New Year seasons goes up to at least five times higher than the rest of the year.
This time many people have placed special orders to have self-designed cakes Christmas and New Year. Some of the favourite varieties of cakes include chocolate cakes, choco crunch cakes, chocolate cone cakes and chocolate truffles.
Shops and streets at many places in Kolkata are decorated with Christmas trees, dazzling lights and Santa standing at the gates of almost all shops to captivate crowds. (ANI)

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