5 Oldest Indian Food Brands That Are Timeless And Precious

by Suchismita Pal
5 Oldest Indian Food Brands That Are Timeless And Precious

Modern brands evolve taking inspiration from the old ones. There are some centuries-old food companies in India that have served multiple generations. The wrappers have changed over time, and new products have appeared, but the brands have stood the test of time, earning the devotion of a huge number of Indian consumers. These brands are a part of the country’s history, and their experience allows them to provide high-quality standards to their customers. So, which are some of the oldest food brands in India? Here are 5 of them:

1. Amul ( 1946)

Every Indian household has one or more Amul products entering their kitchens every day. From milk, dahi and butter to even ice creams, Amul offers a plethora of dairy-based products. The brand had come into existence in 1946 and it was founded by freedom fighter Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel. Amul is the brand that had prompted the White Revolution in India, making India the largest milk producer in the world.

2. Parle-G (1929)

Parle-G isn’t just a biscuit brand, it is an emotion. The little, super pocket-friendly Parle-G packets are the answer to the hunger pangs of Indians of all age groups and income levels. A Parle-G packet worth ₹10 has been the saviour of every broke college student staying away from home. It has been the go-to snack of office goers who want to grab something quickly on the go. In our childhood days, we loved the biscuits inside our tiffin boxes. The brand was first launched in Mumbai in 1929 as Parle Products.


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3. Hamdard India (1906)

The healthcare and food brand Hamdard India was founded in 1906 in Delhi by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed. It was the first brand to launch the popular syrup Rooh Afza to help Delhiites ditch the scorching summer heat. The syrup was made using Perso-Arabic Unani medicine.

4. Britannia (1892)

A Little Hearts biscuit with a cup of steaming tea can instantly cheer up our moods. The maker of the sweet biscuit, Britannia, had come into existence in 1892, as part of the Wadia Group in Kolkata. Britannia is a trustworthy brand in the Indian market for biscuits, bread and also dairy products.

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5. Dabur (1884)

Dabur Chawanprash is a popular herbal paste that is known to boost immunity and cure ailments like cough and cold. Dabur is one of the oldest Ayurvedic food brands in India that was founded in 1884 by Dr. S. K. Burman.


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