Alright – there is no such thing as a ‘green’ firecracker. And that’s the cold truth.
Invented in China between the 10th-12th Centuries and only becoming popular around the world relatively recently, firecrackers are fun but cause tremendous noise and air pollution.
And while every year we hope for ‘green’ solutions that give us a bang with harm – there is no such luck so far.
So this Diwali, let’s say no to crackers and make it a sweet occasion instead.
And we even have unique chocolates to give you that perfect Diwali twist. Grab a box of these amazing chocolates shaped like firecrackers, and have a peaceful Diwali.
Crackers Vs Sweets? Weigh your pros!
These chocolates are shaped and wrapped like crackers to get you in the mood for Diwali. The surprise is that they leave a sweet aftertaste, unlike the polluting crackers that only leave smoke behind. Priced at just Rs 600, these assorted chocolates can be the perfect gift you give your loved ones of a box of sweets you share with your family. This assortment of cracker-shaped chocolates is handmade with the choicest of ingredients. You can expect a fair mix of dark and milk chocolates – so there’s something for every taste. What’s more, they are wrapped in recycled paper!
A sweet, sweet Diwali:
Sangeetha Chakrapani, a mother of quadruplets, started the Together Foundation.
Two of her daughters were diagnosed with autism at the age of two and in order to help children like Lakshmi and Jayanthi, Sangeetha established the Foundation.
The Foundation is primarily a bakery. But it equips people with Autism with essential skills of self-help, personal hygiene, food preparation and communication.
Today, the Foundation bakes cookies, chocolates, tea cakes, laddoos etc.
This Diwali, you can celebrate with the brilliant students of the Together Foundation and relish the cracker-shaped chocolates they make.
Click on this link to buy them now!
Are firecrackers dangerous?
Last year, Mumbai clocked in the Air Quality Index (AQI) of 361 the day after Diwali. Kolkata and Delhi clocked in 420 each. An AQI of 100 is considered acceptable in India. Over three crore people in these cities were breathing in the toxic sulphur nitrates, nitrogen dioxide, copper and magnesium. And that’s just three cities. Crackers are burst near continuously during the festival across India.
And while the sound is fun, it often far too loud to be safe – causing severe damage to our hearing.
So let’s have a happy Diwali and a prosperous new year with these sweets instead, that will melt in your mouth. Click here to purchase the Rs 600 box now!
(Edited by Vinayak Hegde)