My post I Am A Softy elicited this response from a friend in California.
In India, many snack items are wrapped in either silver or gold leaf as both are supposed to be very healthy metals to eat. Some even go so far as to say that both are aphrodisiacs.
We also have our paans coming in many varieties including those wrapped in silver and gold. There are specialised paan shops in many parts of the country that offer such luxury. One of them is written about here.
So, I wrote back to my friend in California that since my travelling days are over and in any case I cannot afford to have anything wrapped in gold or silver, I will satisfy myself with either the regular softy that I can get in Pune or any number of different types of paan that I can source in just about every street corner.