“That’s My Favourite!” Our Beloved Mango Bite Wins Over Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman & Hugh Grant

by Sanjana Shenoy
“That’s My Favourite!” Our Beloved Mango Bite Wins Over Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman & Hugh Grant

Picture this! It’s your birthday. Eagerly, holding a box of your favourite candy, Mango Bite, you’re distributing it amongst your classmates, who’ve been waiting to lay their hands on the mango-flavoured sweet treats all day. If this doesn’t spell nostalgia, we don’t know what will! Recently, India’s favourite Mango Bite found new fans in Wonka stars, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Simon Farnaby, Keegan-Michael Key and Calah Lane.

Mango Bite Bowls Over Wonka Cast Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant


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Wonka, the fantasy musical film, directed by Paul King released on December 8. As part of the promotions, the stars of the film, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Simon Farnaby, Keegan-Michael Key and Calah Lane had a fun candy tasting sesh with BuzzFeed UK. The stars tasted iconic candies from all over the world and shared their reactions.

During this interview with BuzzFeed UK, Wonka stars got to sample India’s iconic Mango Bite — a mango-flavoured sweet and tangy candy. Holding the candy in her hand, Olivia Colman said she liked the packaging and called it a “little handbag”. “I like mango. Mango is my favourite food, said Calah Lane, as she popped the candy in her mouth.

Mango Bite bowled over Olivia Colman. The veteran actress called it her favourite and said she liked it. In fact, she couldn’t stop raving about it. She described the candy as “fresh” and “delicate”. Keegan-Michael Key, chewing the mango-flavoured candy said “This one’s good. It’s really delightful”. The interviewer informs the cast about the popularity of Mango Bite in India. He also adds that this candy is often distributed by students to their classmates on their birthdays. He goes on to call it a “popular choice in my classrooms”.

Also Read: From Sindoora To Kesar, German Ambassador Has Mango Tasting Sesh In Delhi & It’s Aamtastic! 

Netizens Feel Nostalgic About Stars Praising India’s Favourite Candy

British heartthrob, Hugh Grant was delighted with the candy and said, ” I’m liking this very much, takes me back to Calcutta”. Do note that after finding many other sweets unpleasant and not palatable, Hugh Grant finally found his jam in Mango Bite. Even Wonka, Timothée Chalamet said the last three candies (which includes Mango Bite) were home runs.

So, which of the candies would be the bestseller at Wonka’s candy store? Timothée Chalamet immediately leaned forward for India’s favourite Mango Bite Praising the packaging, he said the visual really matters. Calah Lane also chimed in that the mango-flavoured sweet will definitely do well on Wonka’s candy shelves.

Meanwhile, desi Netizens flooded the comments section with their love for Mango Bite as well as other desi candy reccos. @siddhant.haste comments, “Everyone loves Mango Bite”.  @jayanth_ragav jokes, “Thank God they didn’t give hajmola”. @nayaaxrob says, “All the best flavours come from India”. @_buucket_head_ says, “I can’t stop laughing, how they are describing mango bite as a delicacy”. @shreyashabanerjee nostalgically comments, “The bougie kids used to hand out eclairs as well.. Those were the days.” @arul.khandelwal calls it a “criminally underrated toffee”. 

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Well, after watching the Wonka stars rave about Mango Bite, we can’t wait to get our hands on it RN! What about you?

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