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GO DESi Malnad

Monsoon in Malnad

December 07, 2018

It’s always difficult to start a journey and the first steps will almost surely be sabotaged by personal worries, too little time, fear of the unknown, misconceptions, indecisiveness, and definitely by lack of geographical knowledge. So then why not start with a map? A map of one’s own emotions that have been lying abandoned for too long like a dusty summer road in the middle of …nowhere.

GO DESi began to take shape while reeling off memories on the winding paths of northern Karnataka. In fact, GO DESi has always been in our mind, in a collective mind that connects generations through the childhood memories of the many intertwined scents in mom’s kitchen.

Monsoon In Malnad

Coming down from the benevolent mountains, we crossed a misty valley where all nature seemed to be saturated with water. The monsoon winds were hitting the trees hard and we were soaked by a continuous stream pouring straight onto our backs and into our trekking boots. We took shelter from the monsoon in the first tea shop that came our way and we gulped a cup of the blissful hot potion while looking at the distant farms clouded by the constant rain curtain. Then and there it was our first contact with Malnad, its magic farms, its unique foods and the very hospitable local farmers, surprised to see two lost trekkers in their quiet little village. Despite being lost, we found purpose. This was the start of GO DESi…




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FAQ

 

FAQ for Shipping:

How much time does it take for my order to ship?

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.

How can I track my order?

Once the order is processed from our end and dispatched from our warehouse, courier partner will email you the details carrying your tracking number and the link to track your order.

What time of day will my order be delivered?

Our courier partners make sure they give you a call before delivering the product. Please make sure you are available to receive the calls as usually after three failed attempts at delivery followed by an email reminder from our team, the product shall be returned to our warehouse.

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.

Rs.20 Packs:

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.