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5 Mango Products That Filled Our Childhood With Khatta-Meetha Memories

5 Mango Products That Filled Our Childhood With Khatta-Meetha Memories

February 26, 2020

The winter chill is fading away and summer is ‘round the corner. And the warming air brings with it the sweet promise of the juicy mangoes that have filled our whole childhoods.

Ripe or raw, we love them as they are. And we had them everywhere, with everything, in every form - from mango drinks to mango candies! There was always a mango product for every occasion in our lives. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we pay tribute to the mango products that were our whole childhood.

1. Mango Frooti, Fresh and Juicy!

This absolutely has to be the first on our list. Frooti was our favourite mango drink, cool and refreshing in the blistering summer heat. Every school picnic ever meant drinking a Frooti tetra pack - and then stomping hard on the empty packet to make it go BANG!

Mango frooti

2. The OG Aam Papad

Ahh, the aam papad. These sweet and sticky mango sheets now come in many shapes and sizes, but the classic favourite was always the brick-shaped stack from which you’d have to pull off a layer. We loved them plain and sweet, and we loved them spiced grandma style, with chaat masala, black salt, or a sprinkle of lemon.

Aam Papad

3. Mango Bites

Think of Mango Bites and you can instantly picture yourself sitting on your desk in school, waiting for the birthday boy or girl distributing this mango candy to finally reach your table. And if this person was your friend, you’d be watching over them like a hawk to make sure they didn’t give too many away, so that you could party in tiffin break. 

4. Kaccha Mango Bites 

Kaccha aam is lip-smackingly wonderful. And that’s exactly what eating this raw mango candy felt like - kacche aam ka Xerox! This sweet and sour mango candy never fails to bring out the naughty child in us. We remember wanting to take a kaccha aam to the photocopier to get this mango candy, just like the kid in the ad.

5. Kaala Aam Papad

Missing your beloved mangoes already? Whether you love them ripe or raw, we’ve got you covered. Check out our brand new DESi POPZ Mango Candy, full of the goodness of your favourite mango and no preservatives, added colour, or sugar. Get tasting!

Mango candy


28 Traditional Delicacies From 28 States of India
28 Traditional Delicacies From 28 States of India

July 07, 2020

In a culture and tradition that is as wide as India, every state has its very own delicious creations. The various traditional foods of Indian States put together present an abundance of flavor, spices, texture, and a heavenly potential to satisfy the food lover in you! 

Check out these 28 traditional foods from Indian states and be proud of our gastronomic universe:

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The DESi Classroom

July 06, 2020

The year is 2002. The time is 7:57 am and you’ve barely made it on time for the 8:00 am History period. ‘Who even schedules History the first thing in the morning, more so for a class of 35 sleep-deprived teenagers?’, you say to yourself. You then confidently walk a smuggled Panchatantra in hand, towards the last bench, hoping to catch some zzzs. Alas! The Lion-tailed macaques are already here. They stare you down and you move to the middle. Some of the most popular kids at school, the macaques and their aggressive, territorial behaviour were the talk of the school. You wouldn’t want to be their next casualty.

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15 Memories of 1995-2010 Indian kids

June 30, 2020

In a world of remote work and learning, artificial intelligence, and all that jazz, have you ever paused to think about just how far we’ve come? Our world today is pretty science-fictiony, but back when we were kids, things were super different. Dive into the childhood memories of our whole generation to see what we’re talking about. Which of these 90s kids memories do you relate to the most?

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