India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighbouring states over the ownership rights. Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favourite 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. On Tuesday, the federal ...
Sweet end to bitter battle: Bengal trumps Odisha; gets GI tag for rosogolla
Federal commerce and industry ministry ruled that the sweet originated from West Bengal, giving it the coveted 'geographical indications' tag