First look was quite disheartening, the box was crumbling, the cookies inside were not in a very good shape, overall a very unpleasant experiences. However then there was a huge benefit of doubt that this was coming all the way from Mumbai and its not too easy to the packaging right for food in any form to travel such long distances, that too by individual boxes.
Eatopia approached me asking me to try out and review their product. By the name of it, the horrible food court at India Habitat Center came to my mind, and the first reaction I had was of repulsion. However their representative was quick to point out that they have nothing to do with the food court however they are a Mumbai based entity which sells food boxes online. They told me about couple of boxes that they are doing these days and the Eatpoian Delights Chai Box caught my fancy. While I was away #FoodTippin’ in the Himalayas, a box got delivered to my doorstep for me to savor and cherish.
– Chilli Chai from Tea trunk
– One sample each of Ginger Root and Lemon Green Tea
– Jeera Butter Cookies from an un-named bakery on Bazaar Road in Mumbai.
– Sesame & Semolina Cookies from the same Bazaar road bakery.
– Coconut Macaroons from an Old Iranian Bakery.
The cost of the box was Rs.699 which might seem a bit steep, however with the tea box itself worth Rs.350 I would not mind paying that amount for the box. Why would I not mind? Because the tea was an absolute delight, a masala chai added with some Chilli, just gave it the right kick and made it hit the right spot time after time. The quality of all the three types of cookies was absolutely delightful. And given how melt in the mouth types they were, I was not surprised that they crumbled a bit in transportation.
My 2 cents on this box : Improve the packaging, I know its tough, but they got to do it and I would love to have a bit more of those cookies. I know I can order them in a different box, however I would have appreciated just a bit more in this box itself.
Oh and did I tell you about the cute little cutting chai glass that was included in the box? For a sadakchaap like me, its happiness re-defined. Now I am waiting for them rains to pour, so that I can brew that that Chilli Chai, sip it from my cutting glass and order some piping hot samosas while I sit back and let my mind romance the feeling that life is…
More details and ordering link : http://www.eatopia.in/product/eatopian-delights-chai-box/