ISLAMABAD: Rising mercury levels are increasing the demand for fresh juices and kulfi, falooda and ice cream among the masses in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. According to an investigative report, a large number of vendors have set up their temporary stalls along major roads elsewhere in the country to attract citizens to such delicacies.
Dozens of temporary mobile carts have been set up by vendors where summer drinks are sold.
“Summer is the best season for sales because due to rising mercury, many customers, especially young people, were seen enjoying local traditional drinks on the roads and in the shops,” said said a trader in a conversation with a private news channel.
A customer commenting said that my family, especially the kids, couldn’t stop eating ice cream and other delicacies in the summer due to its delicious flavors.
Demand for cold drinks, juices and dairy drinks, such as “lassi”, typically increases in the summer due to rising mercury, a roadside vendor said.
A roadside kulfi vendor said pedestrians and motorists stopped at his cart and beat the heat by eating kulfi ice cream.
As kulfi falooda is one of the most popular chilled traditional desserts in summer and vendors related to this business earn double, a trader said.
Ice cream is an international dessert that is still available in various forms for the sweet tooth, said a youngster.
With the onset of summer, various ice cream parlors and street vendors can be found offering a wide range of flavors ranging from basic flavors such as pistachio, caramel, chocolate, mango to more exotics like strawberry cheese, mint chocolate, said a street vendor selling Glace.
A drink stall owner “Imli and Aaloo Bukhara” said the juice was better than any other packaged juice and free from any kind of chemicals.
The Imli and Aaloo Bukhara drink was refreshing and beneficial to the human body, said another customer on the road.