So R loves Gems (http://www.cadburyindia.com/in/en/Brands/Chocolate/Gems.aspx) and she loves M&Ms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%26M’s) ..we discovered M&Ms when RD’s friend from Australia was kind enough to get *hold your breath* a ONE KG PACKET of M&Ms for R sometime last year!
Anyways, so the other day she was refusing to let me comb her hair, when I told her that I will tell her the story of how Gems got made…
Here it is 🙂
One day, there was a little girl who loved chocolates..and she also loved colours..all colours, red, blue, green, yellow, purple, all of them…but in those days, only dark brown colour chocolate was available..so the little girl told her Appa, who was a scientist..that ‘Appa, I want colour colour chocolates, can we have it?’
Appa who had a nice laboratory went immediately there and start experimenting..
He would take the red colour from tomato and add it to the brown chocolate..and mix well..but then..
R: Amma, red and brown mix karenge toh red thodi hoyega
RM: Exactly, it was still brown…he then tried the orange colour of the orange and the purple colour of the brinjal and the green colour from palak..but everything was only brown brown nad brown
R: Toh woh bahut sad ho gaya na?
RM: yes, he got really sad..and then he went back to his little girl and said, no beta, I dont think it will happen..
The little girl’s mother and the little girl thought hard and they said ‘Appa come with us to your lab’
R: Uski mummy bhi scientist thi kya?
RM: yes even Amma was a scientist..so they went to the lab..and Appa showed them what happened..
Well..so again little girl and amma thought for a while and they had a wonderful idea
they took a little bit of the colour, added a little bit of sugar to it
R: Amma, colour mein white sugar add kiya toh colour light ho gaya na?
RM: yes, they added the sugar for taste..then they took one small piece of chocolate and dipped it into the colour and let it dry…they took a hair dryer and dried the chocoloate bit and then they got nice coloured covering
RM: Exactly, so they did the same thing for many colours and many chocolates…
R: Hazzaaaar chocolates?
RM: yes exactly..and thats how people started making gems..
R: Wow, Amma..
I smile and then her hair is done…
Errrr…is there a real process of making gems which anyone knows about?