The festivities are in the air and festival season in India kicks of with Navratri in the north and western India. Durga Puja in Eastern part of India is also celebrated same time.
These days festivals are not restricted to certain areas, you can see Durga pandals in Gujarat and Maharashtra, Garba dance and Dandiya in Delhi or Kolkata.
The air looks redolent with festivities all around. When we are talking about festivals, how can we not talk about food. Food is an integral part of all our festivals.
Most of my memories associated with festivals are made up of delicious food that we kids used to enjoy. Cups of chai and home made mithai and namkeen for the visiting families, friends, uncle and aunts from distant relationships, There was always some food to bond over:) .
The festivities used to kick in with Navratri, which was all about Pooja and good food. After fasting of 9 days the feasting and festivities continued until bhai dooj with Dussehra and Diwali in between.
We girls always used to wait for ashtami and navmi day, as that meant lots of festive food. More so, because we always looked forward to the gift that we used to get. A delicious feast of poori, chana, kheer, halwa and other dishes. And, who minds a feast which comes with gifts 🙂
I remember when we were young, the gift used to be something like a pen case or a plastic lunchbox, and pretty much in the same designs. All of us girls ultimately ended up with the same lunch box or the pencil box :). I see the tradition continuing till date. Only thing that has changed with time is gift.
I try to change it every year. This year my festive gift hamper is made of Pillsbury cookie cake which is vegetarian and eggless. I first tried it at a friend’s home and from then on I am completely hooked.
Pillsbury have come up this special gift pack of cookie cake for this festive occasion. The pack contains two variation of cookie cakes which has softness of crumbly cake and texture of a cookie, a perfect balance of texture and taste.
First variant is chocolate cookie cake with rich chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle. Vanilla cake is traditional vanilla flavour with chocolate chips and chocolate drizzle.
The pack contains 6 chocolate cookie cakes and 6 vanilla cookie cakes in an attractive gifting pack. Now you don’t really have to choose from cake or cookie, the Pillsbury cookie cake combines the rich elegance of cake and perfect crumbly texture of cookie.
The gifting pack of cookie cake makes an excellent gifting option this festive season. You can gift it as a Kanjak gift, it also makes an excellent Diwali gifting option that I am sure everyone is going to love. You can bond over these delicious cookie cakes with your brother and sister over these delightful cakes on Bhai dooj. You can also serve this with chai or tea to your friends and family for festive get-together.
So this festive season try something new which is not just a mithai or cookie or cake. I know this is going to be star on my festive table.
( disclaimer – this post comes to you in association with Pillsbury India