I used to sit on the 21st floor. Now I am retired

Friday, February 10, 2006

Saat Samundar...

... or Seven Seas cod liver oil.

I remember the fourth floor house in Shyambazaar, with the mild breeze blowing in from the Howrah Bridge. I used to spend summers there.

Besides memories of luchi for breakfast and pantua and ledikeni for 'tiffin', I also remember the old table, with the cod liver oil capsules in it.

Soft, rubbery, squeezy, gelatinous... Hint of golden warm taste (nothing like it, though, when I once broke it and tried a drop).

Along with Boroline, Nycil, Cuticura and Waterbury's Compound, it occupied pride of place on many Bengali tables. The house is no more. From what I hear, so is Waterbury's compound. Parke Davis used to make it, I remember. It was aquired by Pfizer. Unfortunately, I couldn't trace the drink on the Pfizer website. No idea where it is now.

However, Seven Seas is going strong.


Blogger GT said...

Looks like they still sell it down under.



Saturday, February 11, 2006 10:45:00 PM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

Am going to market tomorrow to find out in India as well. Pity, the Australians didn't have a reassuring photo of the black and red bottle..

Sunday, February 12, 2006 12:11:00 PM


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