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#16 Mar 2nd, 2011, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Big Susan View Post Do you know if they do Lego?
Sorry Susan, I dont.

Maybe an IM member who is in Goa at present could check?
Its easy to find, facing Navtara, look to the left and its a large shop at the end of the block.
Pretty sure I have seen a Chinese copy of Lego for sale somewhere though.....
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Good quality chocolates are always appreciated. If you taste any Indian choccie, you will know exactly what I mean!

Always a good idea to take something for the hosts kids, its a done thing in India and will not be misconstrued.
This is the taste people are used too, people may not appreciate the taste of the foreign chocs. Its like when you go to Pizza Hut/Dominos etc and you see people putting tomato sauce on their pizza. Diffirent cultures have diffirent tastes.
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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post This is the taste people are used too, people may not appreciate the taste of the foreign chocs. Its like when you go to Pizza Hut/Dominos etc and you see people putting tomato sauce on their pizza. Diffirent cultures have diffirent tastes.
That may be true, but sometimes it is fun to try different things from different cultures. While I like American chocolate, I LOVE Swiss chocolate! How will you know unless you try it?
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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post This is the taste people are used too, people may not appreciate the taste of the foreign chocs. Its like when you go to Pizza Hut/Dominos etc and you see people putting tomato sauce on their pizza. Diffirent cultures have diffirent tastes.
I've never met a Goan who had a good word to say about Indian chocolate!

Its not the taste anyway, its whatever they do to stop it melting in the consistently hot temperatures. The experience is similar to eating a vaguely chocolate flavoured wax candle......

The one notable exeception to the above that I am aware of is the latest version of Kit-Kat, which I am reliably informed by Goan friends is OK.

The first thing your Goan friends will ask you to bring from abroad is..........foreign chocolate. They have been known to fight each other for the last piece.

As for the tomato sauce comparison, they put that on vegetarian snacks in Pure-veg restaurants!
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Originally Posted by johnny five View Post Sorry Susan, I dont.

Maybe an IM member who is in Goa at present could check?
Its easy to find, facing Navtara, look to the left and its a large shop at the end of the block.
Pretty sure I have seen a Chinese copy of Lego for sale somewhere though.....

.......I've never met a Goan who had a good word to say about Indian chocolate!......
May aim to go into Panaji sometime next week. Thanks for that; if I can get stuff here it will relieve the strain on my baggage allowance. And I should then be able to bring more chocolate! And I've never met a Goan who didn't go into raptures over English chocolate. I've been told that they can never face the Indian stuff again after the experience.
The kids loved the stripy walking stick candies this time. I wonder what they would make of seaside rock?
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Poshak, round the corner from Navtara, and also in Mapusa in the new area at the back, also do good quality toys.
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Originally Posted by johnny five View Post Poshak, round the corner from Navtara, and also in Mapusa in the new area at the back, also do good quality toys.
OK, thanks. Going into Mapusa tomorrow - on a Friday for my sins!
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Oh dear ..... Indian chocolate is TERRIBLE thats why I said if you bring good quality chocolate from abroad, it will be much appreciated.
A little Off Topic !

I recollect you having a negative feedback on the Indian chocolate in some other post too

I agree all of them are no match with a western brand but then I love a few of them. (That could be coz I grew up with them)

Love the Fruit n Nut, Nutties (not sure if they still make it), kit-kat is fair too.

Not sure if people heard about Rajmalai (Used to love this as a kid) was available in nagpur and around in Maharashtra.

I specifically dislike the peanut or mint flavoured chocolates brought by freinds who come from overseas.

But nothing beats a mouth full of ferrero rocher
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But nothing beats a mouth full of ferrero rocher
Not too keen on the stuff, unfortunately everybody brings ferrero rocher after their trips abroad. I think I prefer Cadburys creme eggs.
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About chocolate, Kitkat and Cadbury's aren't so so bad (though if you're a chocolate lover you'll like the brands from your home country better), but there's a chain of very well-designed, expensive, imported-looking chocolates of brands you've never heard of, sold at airports and tourist places around India, and they really taste like a chocolate-scented candle. Horrendous. And the package is so well printed, with things in lots of languages as either imported or made for export.
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I liked Nutties, New traveller, dont see them here any longer.

Kit Kat from India or the USA is terrible, especially when compared to the UK Kit Kat.

NonIndianR, most stuff sold at airports is terrible. They know that few will bother to complain as one buys items for gifting and the recipient is not likely to grumble to the giver of the gift. Another bad buy at airports is tea.
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post I liked Nutties, New traveller, dont see them here any longer.
Nutties are still around, in almost every shop in Kerala.
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I just saw their website and Nutties are apparently available as part of their Celebrations set. I will have a look at the stores here in Mumbai.

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