Who doesn’t like candies? When it comes to them, kids will prefer any size: in fact, the more, the merrier. And the good news is, candies aren’t always bad for your health, so you don’t have to worry about kids gorging too much on them.
As you head out to re-stock on your kid candies, here are some of the most loved and healthy candies you shouldn’t miss, and wouldn’t mind kids going overboard on either!
The traditional DESi lollipop, it is made from tamarind, jaggery and Indian spices. It is a great kids candy, with wholesome, natural ingredients and no added preservatives or sugar. This candy is a great source of anti-oxidants and a good anti-inflammatory agent. Being rich in fiber, it can also aid in weight loss and lower blood sugar, making it the best for both health and taste.
This is found especially during summers. It has a traditional recipe, handed down over generations. With real mango, usually desi ghee and cardamom are added. The recipe helps with digestive problems in kids and is an anti-oxidant. It is dried under the sun, which makes it harden. This is a kids candy that you simply must have, and is ranked at number 2 in our DESi candy list.
Ber candies are constant when it comes to kids candies. Made of ber fruit, it is an excellent source of Vitamin B, Vitamin C and beta-carotene. These are chewy candies that can be made to any flavor you want, also helping you salivate for better digestion. Being high on fibers and low on calories, it is an excellent kids candy. It’s no. 3 on the list.
Made out of coconut and jaggery, this is a kids candy that simply can’t go wrong. With some dry ginger and cardamom, it tastes even better. While kids wait for the kamarakattu to become chewable, the secretion of saliva aids in quick digestion. With no added sugar, preservatives or chemicals, this ball of goodness also enhances liver health and good cholesterol, and is ranked number 4.
One of healthiest candy for kids, not only is it one of the tastiest kids candies, but it also helps protect the body since it’s an anti-inflammatory agent, fights nausea and boosts immunity. It is made by mixing ginger and sugar and is pretty easy to make. You can also use the byproduct of this candy making process - ginger simple syrup. It finds the 5th spot on our list.
The good ol’ School days. You know what made them extra special? Our best friend.
Remember how we used to make elaborate plans with our best friend for the day ahead — whether s/he was coming to school, for picnics, group presentations, home study sessions (that eventually turned out to be a party). And… hiding the homework from the teacher if one of us hadn’t done the work, and standing outside the class with our hands up for punishment… You both were inseparable.
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We take 1-2 days to process the order and then the products are shipped via courier partners. It takes anywhere between 2-5 days a product to reach.
Please note that the shipping costs are included in the product price.
What if I am not happy with the order because of the quality and taste?
GO DESi follows a transparent, no questions asked returns policy for all full-price products bought from the online store. You can return unused products you have ordered within 15 business days of the date of receipt. Return shipment fees will have to be borne by the customer.
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What time of day will my order be delivered?
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How are GO DESi products prepared?
We source/manufacture all our products from Micro Units based in Rural India. We work with Farmer cooperatives and Self Help Groups to bring classic Indian recipes and snacks for our consumers. All of the GO DESi products are “As is” i.e. made in the traditional manner by locals with tremendous knowledge about indigenous ingredients, flavors and ingredients giving GO DESi an unparalleled authenticity.
How does GO DESi ensure quality parameters at the Micro Units?
GO DESi not only undertakes the effort to find the lost recipes in the farmlands and rural kitchens but also standardizes these units and their products, paving a way for them to reach the urban markets.
We identify the Micro unit(s) and inspected them for quality & hygiene standards. Once on-boarded, these micro units are standardized as per GO DESi standards to make sure they meet all the statutory requirements and quality parameters. A quality controller at unit monitors the workers and the manufacturing process on a daily basis and ensures that only the best of products go out in the market.
Are GO DESi’s products suitable for kids?
Kids love our products.
All GO DESi products are made with 100% natural ingredients. None of our products contain any artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, making our products a perfect snack for all age groups alike.
How are GO DESi products different from other snacks available in the market?
We at GO DESi, live by the principle of Eat good, Do Good.
All GO DESi products are made from natural ingredients, are minimally processed, are preservative free, and have no added flavors or colors. Since our products are manufactured as close to the farm as possible, it helps preserve the authentic local flavors & formats tastes of the products.
While we strive to bring the authentic regional recipes from all over India, we ensure that a minimum of 30% of the final price that you pay goes back to the micro enterprise. This not only, increases the share of marginal farmers in the food value chain but also helps in creation of jobs and sustainable economic centers in rural areas.
Are GO DESi products vegetarian?
Yes. All our products are 100% vegetarian and are vegan-friendly as well.
Except for Imli pop & Ginger Kashaya, the other products are shipped in handy packs of Rs. 20 each. These packs are small enough to carry in your handbag or pocket.