An 18-year-old girl in Belagavi, Karnataka has never tasted food that’s not Parle-G. Since her birth, Ramawwa has only had these biscuits and refused all other food items that one requires for nourishment.
Never breastfed by her mother, the first food that Ramawwa ever tasted was Parle-Gmixed with cow milk. Her twin brother was fed the same concoction but with time, he was able to wean himself away from it. But not Ramawwa.
Parle-G is a large-selling brand of biscuit that is produced in India. Ramawwa and her twin brother were fed these biscuits with cow milk instead of breast milk as babies. Although her brother was able to stop depending on the biscuits, Ramawwa has been unable to. The only thing she was able to stop taking was milk.
According to New Indian Express, she eats about six to seven packets of biscuits in a day. Ramawwa’s addiction to Parle-G biscuit is so much that she cannot eat anything else, not even a different brand of biscuits.
“I don’t feel like eating anything else. Eating four-five biscuits at a time is enough for me. Parle-G biscuits are everything for me. I don’t know what will I do if the brand stops manufacturing them,” Ramawwa said.
Ramawwa’s parents have tried to help their daughter eat other foods to no avail. They even fear this will become even more worrisome when she gets married.
Although she looks healthy, Dr Girish Sonwalkar of the Lake View hospital noted that her lack of some nutrients makes her look much younger– 5 to 6 years younger to be precise.
Even attempts by doctors at Lake View hospital to give her real food have failed. The doctors, however, believe that Ramawwa’s addiction to Parle-G is mental. They assume that if she undergoes medical counselling she will be prepared to tackle normal foods like normal people.