It is late afternoon. As I sip my tip while dipping the biscuit, I feel that tea without biscuits is just as incomplete as fritters without dips. Tea time snacking is a common habit in the Indian culture, with biscuits being the most widely used tea time snacks. My pick for today is Britannia, a household name for biscuits, bread, and cakes in India. .
Much like salt, pepper and pickles, jams and ketchups find a permanent place in most of our kitchen shelves or on the dining table. Talking about jams, the label on the jar mostly reads Kissan. So here goes the brand story of Kissan. .
As the weekend mood sets in, the brand that I chose for today is Maggi – ‘Fast to Cook Good to Eat’. Though we all know Maggi as the instant two minutes noodle, but do you know that this fun food, which delights most children, is a brand that carries more than a century old legacy? .
Today, my pick in the food brand series is Kitchens of India– a brand that specializes in bringing to life gourmet Indian dishes from across the country in the form of ready to eat packs. Introduced in 2001 by ITC, Kitchens of India is one of ITC‘s major food brands.
My brand for today is Nutella – the yummy hazelnut and cocoa spread with the taste of molten Ferrero Rocher, which is good to smear on bread or even better to have a spoonful, just like that! The word Nutella is a bilingual word – a combination of the English word “nut” with a Latin suffix “ella” meaning small. .
My brand for today is Brooke Bond Taj Mahal tea, one of the country’s most loved indigenous brands. The tea brand popularized by the ‘Wah Taj‘ campaign was established in a tea taster’s chamber in Kolkata, in 1966, as a premium tea brand made from tea leaves of Upper Assam. . The first tea plantations in India were laid out on the misty banks of the Brahmaputra in the 1830s. With the rapid rise in popularity of the drink, the cultivation of tea started in places other than Assam such as Darjeeling, and soon tea became an integral part of Indian lifestyle. .
My pick for today is Amul – the “Utterly Butterly Delicious” brand that has buttered my bread since ages. Since childhood, till date, I have always enjoyed reading the witty catchphrases on the billboards from which the polka dotted Amul girl with a puff pony on her head would state her stand on contemporary events. The name “Amul”, derived from a Sanskrit word “Amoolya” meaning priceless, is also an acronym for Anand Milk Union Limited. The name suggested by a chemist in Anand, was registered in 1957, and went on to become one of the most recalled household names in India.
A piece of chocolate is something that most people, young and old, savour. “A little chocolate doesn’t hurt”, I often find assuring myself whenever any weight issue pops up in the mind. The self-assurance works like magic and kicking aside all doubts I reach out for a piece (albeit a small one) of Bournville. Cadbury, the chocolate that we all delight in, is my brand for today.
Okay, so you know the niche for this blog is ‘Brands that touch our lifestyle’, and what could touch our lives more than the food we eat? Yes, you guessed it right. My focus for the fortnight is food brands. In the blistering summer, when heat brings down your zest quotient, a dollop of ice cream is anytime a refreshing suggestion. Then, if you have a sweet tooth like me, you don’t really need an excuse to reach out for ice creams as desserts. The brand that I pick up today is Natural, a local Indian brand of fruit ice-creams established in 1984 in Mumbai. Somehow organic always appeals to me, so naturally Natural is my first pick in this category.
Tata Nano, once heralded as the world’s cheapest car has undergone a massive makeover. India’s answer to Ford’s Model T that was meant for migrating millions of Indians from two wheelers to four wheelers, Tata Nano was considered the model for disruptive innovation. The concept of a lakhtakia gaadi had caught the fancy of people in India, as the world took notice of the $2,500 car.