The Quickie Kind of Love

Quickies make us alllll happpy. WHY? Coz its quick and insanely satisfying. Mistake me not…for me talking about one quick fix that can make you smile, slurp, sip and sup. In India it goes by the name Gola, Chuski and in the West shaved ice popsicles.

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Picture taken at Mumbai – Juhu Beach

From the beach side Ice Gola escapades in Mumbai to experimenting it in its many shapes and forms abroad, I have come a long way. Every time I take a drag from the ice i get filled with not just its sweetness but of the various memories that comes with it. The times I have shared a gola with my parents when I was a kid, as I couldn’t finish all of it to the times when I would selfishly keep it away from my hubby. So many memories of it with my friends, my sister-in-law and cousins…Gola I LOVE THEE.

Shashank Mehrotra

Different types of golas found in India

Image courtesy of Shashank Mehrotra licensed under Creative Commons

Best Goal in Muscat

Khana Kazana, Right next door to Khimji Mart, Ruwi.

First Slurp Experience

I love the Kalakhatta flavor so do most of the gola fanatics I have met. It comes in a zillion flavors and what makes it click is a special Indian salt called the ‘Kala Namak’ or black salt, even though it is pinkinsh in color. Yeah we Indians like to always have that element of surprise to everything we do. It made with Indian blueberries called jammun. Get ready to be mesmerized. Will surely wonder how can something so simple looking, taste sooooooo darn good.

Word of Caution

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Opt for the kalakhatta flavor only if you do not have place important to go to. Coz after u have it your tongue and lips will be colored beyond recognition in a naughty shade of purple.

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The Slurpy Kind of Love

It’s easier for a well-orchestrated proposal to blow your mind away but the excitement lies in the spur of the moment gestures. That is exactly how I would describe how the ‘Slurpy kind of love’ that intoxicated my senses and got me addicted.

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The shakes at ‘Tropical Juices & Ice-cream’ are a must, must, must try. Not just are they a healty meal alternative but are delicious to the core. There are a wide range of choices and what makes them special is the authentic flavours of Peshawari ice-cream that is used as the base.

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Must Try:

Kulfi Shake

Pista (pistachio) Shake

Chikoo Shake

Then they have all the regular flavour profiles.

For more details: (Location, Menu)

http://www.goldenspoongroup.com/tropical.php

For that instant gratification try this ‘Slurpy Kind of Love’