5 Women-Led Sweet Brands to Make your Diwali Sweeter
By: Bharathi Monika Venkatesan, Correspondent
Experience Diwali's sweetness through these 5 remarkable women-led brands, crafting delectable confections and bespoke hampers. They blend tradition with innovation, infusing joy into this festive season.
Diwali, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness, not only signifies the victory of good over evil but also beckons a jubilant commemoration of life's sweetness. As the radiant festival of Diwali draws near, the atmosphere becomes steeped in an ambience of shared joy, familial unity, and the fragrant allure of delectable confections.
And what is an Indian festival without some mouthwatering sweet treats?
Amidst this celebratory period, a diversity of women-led brands steps forth, offering a novel and vibrant festivity through their tempting Diwali sweet hampers. These splendid assortments fuse the essence of customary practices with contemporary palates, displaying not just culinary mastery but also artistic finesse.
Ranging from collaborations inspired by high fashion to artisanal marvels, these luscious confections arrive in the imaginative spirit of this auspicious occasion.
This is a family-owned patisserie and chocolaterie that has been delighting customers with its mouth-watering treats since 2004. Theobroma is a name that means "food of the gods", and rightly so. Founded by Kainaz Messman Harchandrai, Theobroma is known for its signature brownies, cakes, pastries, chocolates, and savouries.
It also offers festive hampers with a variety of products and themes, such as the Diwali Delight, the Chocolate Lovers, and the Nutty Affair. The hampers include a selection of their products, along with a diya and a greeting card, a mug and a spoon, or a nutcracker and a bowl, depending on the theme. The hampers are available in different sizes.
Where to Get them: The Theobroma Diwali Specials, including traditional-flavored popular treats, are available as festive sweet hampers for online purchase on their official website and stores across Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi NCR etc.
The Baker's Dozen
The Baker's Dozen is a brand that offers freshly baked bread, cakes, cookies, and more made with natural and organic ingredients. The Baker's Dozen is a brand that believes in the art and science of baking and uses traditional methods and recipes to create high-quality products. Founded by Aditi Handa, The Baker's Dozen also makes festive hampers with their products, along with jams, spreads, and more.
You can also customize your own hamper with your favourite products and flavours. Some of the popular products are Sourdough Bread, Banana Walnut Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Almond Biscotti. The hampers are wrapped in elegant paper and can be ordered online or at The Baker's Dozen outlets in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore.
Where to Get them: The Baker's Dozen Diwali festival sweet hampers are accessible for online shopping via the Blinkit app.
The Gourmet Box
The Gourmet Box is a brand that offers a range of handpicked gourmet food products and gifts online in India. The Gourmet Box is a brand that curates and delivers gourmet gift hampers for various occasions, such as Diwali, birthdays, anniversaries, house warming, etc.
Founded by Himanshi and Janice, The Gourmet Box also allows customers to customize their own hampers with their favourite products and flavours. For Diwali, The Gourmet Box has a special collection of festive hampers that are sure to impress your loved ones. You can choose from different themes and sizes, such as the Diwali Celebrations Gift Box, the Diwali Delight Gift Box, the Snack Bonanza Gift Box, the Chocolate Haven Hamper, the Healthy Snacks Gift Hamper, and more.
Each hamper contains a selection of gourmet products, along with a diya, a greeting card, or other accessories. The hampers are packed in beautiful boxes and can be ordered online or at the The Gourmet Box outlets in Mumbai and Delhi. You can also make your own box by selecting the products of your choice. The Gourmet Box is a brand that makes Diwali sweet hampers that showcase their creativity and passion.
Where to Get them: You can also make your own box by selecting the products of your choice from their website.
The Gourmet Jar
This is a brand that offers artisanal jams, preserves, sauces, and spreads made with natural ingredients and no preservatives. The Gourmet Jar is a brand that offers something unique and artisanal, for those who love to experiment with flavours and combinations. Founded by Apeksha Jain, The Gourmet Jar also makes festive hampers with their products, along with crackers, cheese, tea, and more.
You can also customize your own hamper with your favourite flavours and combinations. Some of the popular flavours are Banana Rum Jam, Orange Whisky Marmalade, Spicy Onion Relish, Mango Jalapeno Preserve, and Salted Caramel Spread. The hampers are packed in eco-friendly boxes.
Where to Get them: The Gourmet Jar's Diwali festival sweet hampers can be purchased for online shopping exclusively through their website.
The Nibble Box
This is a brand that offers wholesome and delicious granola, muesli, bars, and snacks made with nuts, seeds, fruits, and chocolate. The Nibble Box is a brand that offers something wholesome and delicious, for those who care about their health and taste. Founded by Ishita Sharma, The Nibble Box also makes festive hampers with their products, along with honey, nut butter, and more.
You can also try their healthful baking mixes, beverage mixes, and popcorn kits for some fun and easy treats. Some of the popular products are Dark Chocolate Granola, Cranberry Almond Muesli, Peanut Butter Choco Chip Bar, and Coconut Cashew Snack. The hampers are wrapped in festive paper.
Where to Get them: The Nibble Box’s festival sweet hampers can be purchased for online shopping exclusively through their website.
Within the sphere of patisseries and baking, women are diligently etching their distinctive mark, infusing their ardour and expertise to curate captivating festive hampers for Diwali and beyond. These businesses, led by women, aren't just about making sweets; they represent creativity, skill, and the joy of celebration.
With their delicious creations, these women-led brands worldwide are not only shaping the world of culinary delights but also inspiring others and spreading happiness. They bring a burst of flavour and colours to festive occasions like Diwali, embodying the triumphant spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship.
So, this Diwali, let's savour these sweet delights and offer warm wishes to those who make them possible.
Wishing you a Diwali filled with prosperity and joy!