Make Paper Boats this summer!

We’re in mid-May and right in the throes of summer and while we all have our favourite summer drinks to beat the heat, I decided to experiment this year and try a few readymade drinks!

I’m very loyal to my nimbu paani and coconut water, I discovered a little gem in a grocery store near my office. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Paper Boat!

The first thing you will notice is the packaging – subtle yet colourful enough to stand out in the bunch of tetrapack fruit juices available in the market. I love how the packaging has a matte finish and not a glossy one. My longstanding issue with fruit juice tetrapacks have been their size – they are either too small or you have to buy a 1 litre pack and that’s where Paper Boat wins hands down for me. The packet also has a sipper so you can sip on this while commuting as well.

Paper Boat is available in two flavours – Jaljeera and Aamras and it retails for for Rs 25/- for 250 ml; perfect value for money.

Paper Boat Jaljeera

Paper Boat Jaljeera

Paper Boat - Aamras

Paper Boat – Aamras

I know I am repeating this but I love it when brands pay attention to details and Paper Boat has ensured that their product stands out. Take this description on the jaljeera packet for instance. They intended me to get nostalgic about my childhood and I did just that.  I also think the name of the brand is quite smart. Paper Boat reminds me of the rains and how we used to spend hours playing with paper boats.

Both the products taste great too and I was quite delighted when I found out that it wasn’t too watery. The aamras wasn’t too pulpy and was of perfect consistency.

Run to your nearby grocery store and stock up on these drinks. Do it.

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How cheesy is this title?

The inevitable has happened – I have started liking cheese. Yes, I grew up hating cheese because the flavour and taste was too strong for me but all of a sudden I realize that I have started ordering for Veg Cheese Frankie instead of my regular Veg Frankie without cheese. I think my sudden love for cheese started when we had to make cheese herb bread sticks in baking class. I actually did not put cheese and just made my breadsticks with herbs but then I tasted one that my fellow baker had made and woa! I was amazed. Those breadsticks were so yummy!

Cheese Breadsticks

I’ve started picking up cheese flavoured chips and crackers from supermarket. I think now I understand what people meant when they said that once you get addicted to cheese, there’s no going back!

The good bit is that I still don’t enjoy cheese in most of my food items and while I enjoy my frankie and tacos with some cheese, I continue to detest cheese in my pizza (Yes, it is true) or pasta in white sauce.  I love to look at a cheese platter though; it looks so pretty. Hopefully one day I might be able to get over my dislike for cheese and experiment with various types of cheese.

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I’ve not started adding cheese to my Maggi (I think that is the ultimate test you have to pass to be a cheese lover) and I’m assuming that is a good thing.

And with that, I’ll leave you with this wonderful image (Brownie points if you can guess the original movie name!)  Do you also have a random food item that you started liking/disliking all of a sudden?tumblr_mm95a8Haay1ruouzco1_500