Life isn’t always easy—but it would be a lot worse without some dessert to polish off our meals or settle those sudden pangs for sugar rush. Some of us can’t do without our regular dose of dark chocolate, while others prefer their desserts laden with fruity flavours. At Country of Origin, a specialty foods boutique in Mumbai, even the most finicky sweet lovers will find a dessert to woo their taste buds.
“There are two things we’re passionate about—travel and good food,” says Kiran Salaskar, who co-founded the store with his wife Sandali. “We often came across such delicious desserts during our trips abroad; the brand is an amalgamation of our combined love for traditional recipes and experimenting with new ingredients.”
Inspired by authentic recipes from across the world, Kiran’s team relies on a mix of imported ingredients and local produce to nail the flavours. From quirky dessert shots to the classic Schwarzwälder Kirschetorte (the original Black Forest cake), all the products are handmade in small batches to preserve their natural essence. The brand emphasizes on innovative presentation, using shot glasses and syringes as containers for the sweets.
With Diwali around the corner, the team is at work on their seasonal hampers. Our pick from their festive delectables—the edible chocolate diyas. For those who plan on making their own sweet treats at home, here’s an exclusive recipe straight from Country of Origin’s kitchen to bake at your Diwali soirées.
Country of Origin adds new desserts to their repertoire regularly, so there is always something new to try. Your waistline may not thank you for the extra calories, but your heart will sure be beaming with bliss.l
Pick up Country of Origin’s sinfully sweets creations from their store at Manisha Bldg, 69 A Nepean Sea Rd, Opp. Petit Hall, Mumbai 400006. Keep up with them online, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.