The news that Nestle's Maggi noodles would be recalled from shops across the country spread like wildfire, sparking quite a few funny reactions on Twitter.
The Twitterati responded immediatley to the Maggi recall buzz after food inspectors in Uttar Pradesh found dangerously high levels of lead in a particular batch of the popular brand.
Although food inspectors later denied recalling the brand and Nestle refuting charges of high content of lead and MSG in its product, the damage was done.
Social media was flooded with people expressing emotions from disappointment to shock at the news.
Dear #Maggi,I am heart broken I have grown up loving you. I am heart broken to know that you have been a poison all through out. — Shuja-ul-Haq (@ShujaUH) May 21, 2015
#Maggi you will be missed!!! :(— NETRI (@netri_bhatt) May 21, 2015
Maggi is going off the shelves!! HOAAARDD— Damsel in This Dress (@secondofhername) May 20, 2015
Some however, found a silver lining after the revelation.
Ban On Maggi not only saves Indian people but also helps in uplifting the farmers society. #maggiban— hareeshkumar (@hareeshjgd) May 21, 2015
This is not the first time that a brand has been under the lens of the country's food inspectors. And many like twitter user @neha_1911 believe that this issue too will be forgotten soon.
So all this fad of having MSG in Maggi will also fade soon like Pesticides in sodas #maggiban— Neha (@neha_1911) May 21, 2015
Then there are those who believe that the brand was never good for health to begin with.
@Banjaarann I don't understand the whole fuss around it. Not that Maggi was promoted as a health food all this while.— Ankit Sharma (@write_err) May 21, 2015
Despite the seriousness of the issue - at one time Maggi controlled almost 90% of the market share under the instant noodles category - some found humour in the whole turn of events.
Oh Maggi! You were my dearest lie I loved to believe (u never got cooked in the promised 2 minutes). Yet I loved u, but this health issue :(— Ravinder Singh (@_RavinderSingh_) May 21, 2015
Wife banned Maggi long ago for daughter as lead can damage brain. But she lets me have it -she says my brain is already irreparably damaged— The Bad Doctor (@doctoratlarge) May 20, 2015