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Valentine’s Gifting with Bombay Sweet Shop
It’s always important to make your significant other feel special on any given day and on Valentine’s Day all the more! According to us, the best way to express love is always through something sweet!
Last year for our first Valentine’s Day Collection, we decided to add a naughty twist by spiking our mithai with Baileys in association with our sister restaurant The Bombay Canteen.
This year, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to the 80s, the era of ultimate romance! During the 80s, the most popular Valentine’s Day gift was the mixtape. Those of you who grew up in the 80s probably remember how special this gesture was. But for those who don’t, let’s tell you what this Valentine gift meant.
A mixtape was essentially a recorded cassette tape with a selection of songs put together, sometimes with a romantic and slightly corny introduction too! What made this gift so special was that it was never an easy task to put a mixtape together considering the development of technology back then and you definitely knew you were special if you received one on Valentine’s Day. From Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams to the oh so romantic Kishore Kumar, these tunes spelled out romance like no one else.
Inspired by this popular 80s trend is Bombay Sweet Shop’s second Valentine’s Day Collection, mithai inspired by the greatest love hits of the 80s and every momentous date. This year we have not one, but 3 ways to show your loved one how much they mean to you! First up is our Valentine’s special mithai box taking cue from the greatest 80s that often made your heart skip a beat. Who doesn’t remember the famous In your Eyes by Peter Gabriel! We added a hazelnut twist to the mix and created a Coffee Hazelnut Patissa Square with layers of patissa and hazelnut-coffee praline coated in 54% dark chocolate, taking cue from that first coffee date that pretty much determined the relationship status! Next up is our Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Peda called We belong together! You knew that a couple that brunched together, stays together! Inspired by all our favourite brunching memories of breaking into innumerable French toasts and glugging down many mimosas as you watched the day go by with your date, this mithai is as vibrant as those memories! Malai peda filled with house-made strawberry jam, garnished with rose petals, the perfect love story! And lastly, remembering that first movie date when you eagerly waited by the ticket counter and when your hands met as you reached out for that last bite of popcorn is our Pop(corn) goes your heart, our Popcorn-caramel Truffle Pop, chocolate truffle filled with popcorn caramel and coated with corn peda. The box design has a 3d pop out heart with kitchy stickers because Valentine’s day is about everything over the top!
Next up is our Tilgur & Miso Disc. We reimagined the mixtape trend in 2022 and made our chikki into a CD disc! Our chikki has been made with miso, black and white sesame and dipped in chocolate. Each box has two crunchy CDs in case. If you’re looking for an unconventional Valentine’s Day gift, this one will definitely create an impression.
Lastly, after all the love our Strawberry and Rose Barks received last year, we decided it was time to bring it back for our second valentine’s collection! These special love smitten barks are our classic Chocolate Butterscotch Barks topped with freeze dried strawberries and rose. Each bite is crunchy, chewy and just so decadent.
We’re also putting together all these treats to help you ace your Valentine’s gifting game with our Care Package that contains an assorted box of Valentine’s special mithai, our Til Gur & Miso Disc and our Strawberry & Rose Barks.
It’s time to start preparing for your Valentine’s gifting! Our collection is available until 14th February and can be ordered on www.bombaysweetshop.com. You can also bring your date to our Sweet Shop and enjoy our specials in the most romantic way! What are you waiting for? It’s time to bring back those mixtape memories!