Before 'Hamadenage Poshane' came into the scene, the world of pulpy cereal for infants still existed. Albeit as a monopoly that dominated the scene, that one packet of goodness that almost all overgrown children (now) look back at their childhood with a sense of nostalgic pride, Thriposha was pretty much the God of all baby food.
To those of you who have no idea as to what on Earth we're talking about, here's a bit of history for you.
Long time ago, and by "long time ago" we mean when all of you reading this were babies (no 2000 baby would click on this, probably), there existed a supplement that was especially handed out to children who were underweight. Not necessarily the most freely available of things to purchase off the rack, Thriposha was mainly designed for a specific criterion of people (the underweighted babies) which were distributed for free of charge through the gamey clinic. But, one way or another, a lot of us had the privilege of indulging in this delicacy growing up.
And after years of living in the back of our heads as practically a mere memory, everything changed when a packet appeared as if out of nowhere in a small roadside supermarket in Kalutara.
And like Fawks rising from his ashes, we're positively delighted to bring you the news that Thriposha is back y'all. By "it's back" we mean that it's available for purchasing, mainly at Sathosa outlets. And you don't have to be an underweight baby to buy it.
It's actually called Suposha, an in-house product by Thriposha, and had been around for a while now. In fact, one of our writers has been buying it from the Thriposha train in Ja Ela for years. But, a few months ago only they decided to introduce it to Sathosa.
The look of the packet has changed and improved, but you can still spot the Thriposha baby on it. Plus, the irresistible smell is there, probably not strong like it used to be, but still enough to make you want to stuff your face with it.
Back to the Beginning
To those of you who still haven't caught up yet, Thriposha is like Samaposha in many ways. Combining the efforts of maize and soya beans, Thriposha came into the scene as an American product packaged in Sri Lanka way back in 1973, but no one really knows about that part of history, and if you really want to know the details about how everything went down, just click here. It will lead you directly to a detailed description of what exactly went down in the words of the Thriposha family themselves.
Anywho, we decided to give this newly revamped product a bit of a look over. Here's how it went.
There are a whole bunch of ways to prepare your dose of Thriposha with the most ideal ways being written at the back of the packet with vague quantities and such. As a porridge or guli, the only way we suggest not consuming it is by snorting it, but that too is your choice.
If you're thinking of making it as a porridge, we recommend following the instructions as we did.
A sprinkle of jaggery to sweeten it up, a dash of water to turn it into a pulp and as much Suposha as your heart desires, this makes every recommended video on your Youtube for a 2-minute breakfast fly out the window.
Accompanied by a hint of sweetness from the jaggery and wonderfully earthy tones through the Suposha, it's a pretty wholesome meal altogether. The porridge doesn't come through as a powdery feel, instead, it comes through as a slightly grainy take on the subject with a subtle bitterness that can be overlooked by a bit of salt.
Our personal favourite of the 2 recommended options had to be the guli. Earthy, creamy tones through the Suposha, accents of milk from the garted coconut ( you can add as much as you want), a pinch of salt and a dash of sugar to top it all off, the Suposha guli were lit.
We genuinely recommend getting yourself a hot cuppa tea and a couple of these balls to make up a lovely Sunday afternoon you can enjoy.
We're happy that Thriposha is available for purchasing. Not only does it take you back to a time you can barely remember and gives you the liberty of showing off about it to present teenagers, but Suposha being out in the open gives you yet another tea time snack you can make in 2 minutes that won't make you regret the decisions you make in your life a tad more. Plus, it's 80 Rupees, just get a packet from your neighbourhood kadey or Sathosa on your way home.