5 food hampers worth trying this season
Make your Diwali special with these exclusive food hampers that include decadent chocolates and savoury items
Who doesn’t love to get gifts, especially during the festival of Diwali? From designers to upscale restaurants to even your neighbourhood mithaiwalla, Diwali food hampers add a festive sparkle to your gifting game. Depending on the type of hamper you wish to give, you can expect to find decadent mithais, chocolates, dry fruits, and even tea cakes. Here’s a look at a few gourmet food hampers that stand out from the clutter.
Marriott Bonvoy with Manish Malhotra
The festive spirit of Diwali with Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels is aligned harmoniously with the grandeur of Manish Malhotra’s designs in these exclusive gift hampers. The intricately designed keepsake that comes in white and gold packaging has artisanal mithai and spiced nuts that resonate with Malhotra’s opulent design philosophy.
His signature delicacies include contemporary delights such as the Gulab Peda (an interesting twist to the traditional ‘peda’, specially handcrafted by blending milk and cardamom enveloped beautifully in dehydrated wild rose petals and topped with a 24-carat gold foiling); Cokhoya (a stuffed delicacy with almond paste infused with desiccated coconut and cocoa, handmade and generously garnished with silver leaves); and the delicate Pista Mista (in a rich pistachio paste, Kashmiri saffron, rose petal jam and organic forest honey), to name a few.
Available in three sizes – box of 18 sweets (INR 1,250 +); box of 36 sweets (INR 2,500 +); and a box with 12 sweets and four varieties of gourmet nuts (INR 1,750 +).
There is celebration in every bite of Genda Phool’s mithai and dry fruits. The contemporary mithai brand offers both indulgent and healthy varieties like gluten-free, dairy free and sugar-free sweets. Some of their specialities include Pistachio Laddu, Hazel Surprise, Classic Cashew, and Gooseberry Square. For those looking for a sugar-free option, there is Milk-n-fig, while the dairy-free option comprises Paantastic Pistachio and Apple Spice, among others. Or grab a box of their exclusive range of premium Medjool dates that come with a plethora of gourmet fillings, such as Hazelnut, orange peel, pistachio chikki, mamra chikki, pomelo peel, and candied pecan nut.
Gift a boom of flavours this Diwali with Boombay’s flavour bombs made with no refined sugar and no bad oils —a match made in heaven for all party specials! Get their ‘Chakne pe Chakna’ box that has three droolworthy sauces – Smoked Chilli and Jaggery Dressing, Garlic and Chilli Stir Fry sauce, and Five Chilli Oil topping. These dips and sauces are worthy of going with any kind of chakhnas.
The classic dry fruits get a chocolatey twist this Diwali featuring caramelised slivered almond rocks enrobed in 55% semi-sweet chocolate. Priced at Rs 650, this is perfect for bulk gifting. Or, how about some candied Malta oranges enrobed in 65% dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder? This perfect snack is available at Rs 700. The brand’s other bestsellers are bonbons, ganaches, hot chocolate, cookies, chocolate bars and the newly launched Snackable Collection.
Gift your family iconic gift boxes and hampers curated for this festive season. Choose from their signature range of sweet treats, jams, teas, scented candles, and macaron selections.
Their exclusive Diwali delights include the decadent goodness of Chef Julien’s Mango Baklawa Tart embellished with 24 carat gold leaf.
What are you gifting this Diwali? Get inspired by these hampers and share your experiences in the comment section.