I know that many people like sending sweets all over India, but generally they are stuff which would last a week, because frankly speaking, it is difficult to send chhana based sweets too far, because they tend to spoil quickly. However, have you checked out My Sweet Store yet? They promise to send freshest products within a very short time, and they have tie-ups with some of the top sweet stores of Kolkata, namely Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy, Balaram Mullick and Mithai.
The online portal is now thinking of more tie-ups and offering seasonal mishti. The packages are pretty reasonable, and a INR 299/- package generally contains more than 10 mishti. The best part? They deliver pretty quickly. I know because I sent some sweets from Girish Nakur, my favorite sweet store, to a friend in Bangalore. I placed the order in the middle of the night, and the next afternoon, my friend put up a status saying that he had received his mishti.
He was super impressed by the service and the quality of the sweets too! "Fresh, perfectly wrapped, and we received it cold", is what he said to me when I asked him how he liked it. Needless to say, his family loved it, and his parents sent me many thanks as well. The best part was the very short time within which My Sweet Store had delivered - less than 24 hours, if I may say so.
Now that's what I call amazing service.
The owner of My Sweet Store is an enterprising little lady, Atrai. I asked her about herself, and this is what she told me:
I am an accidental entrepreneur, proud mother of 2 and hard core sweet lover. After my daughter was born I took a sabbatical to spend time with her. But after my son was born I started missing not having a work life. I did not want to go back to working but I wanted to do something on my own. While looking for ideas I remembered how I missed Bengali sweets and how there were no good sweet shops in Mumbai and much I wanted to start a sweet shop in Mumbai. And that’s how My Sweet Store came into being. I wanted to make the seriously yummy Bengali sweets available in part of India. My Sweet Store is my humble effort to make sweets available at your doorstep at the click of a mouse.
I have started with Bengali sweets because we are based out of Kolkata and right now, and I am yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love Bengali sweets or Mishit Doi. This is just a start, and I would like to include every amazing sweet sold in India. Just like that someday this site will have ghewar, petha, pera, mysurpa, Motichur ke laddu … The list is just too big and I consider this space to be too small.
What makes us special though is the ability to transport the most perishable sweets like Mishti Doi, which we send fresh anywhere in India.
This is not just about us, but also our partners. We have partnered with the best sweet makers and I would like to give a brief introduction to two of my favorites.
Nakur (Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy )
170 years ago, in 1844 father and son in law duo - Girish Ch Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy started this shop in the present location. Even now the shop retains the old world feel and amazing taste. Their sandesh is so good that during Kolkata Knight Riders IPL championship winning celebration their special sandesh cake was ordered. Our favourite is Nakur’s monohora – true to its name this sweet will steal your heart. This delicacy has a layer of sugar, gur ( jaggery), or mango pulp depending on the season. Our friend Partha Nandy is the fifth generation Nandy who works tirelessly to ensure that your favourite sandesh is made with the best ingredients, hygienically and lots of love.
Radharaman Mullick and Balaram Mullick
Balaram’s have been creating misti magic since 1885. This shop was started by Ganesh Chandra Mullick. He came to Calcutta from Konnagar took up a job in a sweetshop in North Calcutta as a karigar (worker).But being an entrepreneurial guy decided to start up in the then sparsely populated Bhawanipur. His decision to start a shop in Bhawanipur was a smart one, as North Calcutta was overcrowded with sweet shops. The shop became established quickly and found many patrons including Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee. The legacy of Ganesh Chandra Mullick was carried forward by his brother Balaram Mullick and his son Radharaman Mullick. With the passage of time the Balaram’s has become a throbbing venture of five generations.