Ordering Mitthai (Indian sweets) from Veganish
How I found out about Veganish
Divali was approaching and I happened to bump into a friend whose daughter had recently purchased some selection boxes from Veganish.
When possible, I like to combine my desire to support small businesses, try new vegan options and buy gifts for friends and family. After hearing about the selection boxes that my friend had got, for all of the reasons shared above, I reached out to Veganish and placed an order.
Placing the order
When I placed the order, Kalpana had run out of Mitthai, but she was due to make a fresh batch and I was happy to wait.
I discovered that she offers the option of hand delivering the boxes if the recipient is local, and she also packages them up and sends them by posts them.
I decided to get the bulk delivered to me, but had a few hand delivered to family who I wouldn’t be able to meet quickly and I also had a couple of boxes sent by post.
If you don’t ask you don’t get. Right? So I thought it was asking Kalpana if she could attach a note with the boxes that she was delivering or posting. I sent the messages by Whatsapp thinking she’d write them on a post-it or something, but she very kindly printed them onto a sticky label. I later realised that I should have specified that the wording needed to stay as it was. One box was for my uncle and I had addressed it to him alone, because my auntie isn’t alive, but she wasn’t to know that, and had changed it so that it read ‘Dear auntie and uncle’ She checked the labels with me before delivering the boxes, so everything worked out.
I found Kalpana to be kind, thorough, efficient and keen on delivering a wonderful customer experience.
Receiving the boxes and tasting the goods!
Kalpana delivered each box in a white paper bag. I liked this because it meant that I didn’t need to find something to put them in, it had a nice look to it and is ‘greener’ and less noisy than using a plastic carrier bag.
The selection box
Here’s a short video showing you what the selection box was like.
I loved the range of sweets within the box and ended up with two favourites - Pistachio Barfi and Rose Barfi.
What I liked about the selection box
Some of the things I liked about the box are:-
the size of the pieces
the variety of Mitthai within the box
the fact that the box was surprisingly full because there were two layers
In my opinion it was worth more than £6.
Celebrating with homemade vegan and Jain Mitthais is easy!
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Recipe for Date and Nut Slices
Recipe for Pista Barfi
Recipe for Maava Na Penda
Recipe for Cherry Chocolate Slices
Recipe for Kaaju Pista Rolls
Recipe for Dudhi No Halwa