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Zaza Box review

Zaza Box is the magic box of goodness & nutrition and in Spanish “Nutricion deliciosamente” is the right word to describe the meal that was there in the beautiful wooden Zaza Magic Box.

Zaza Box is a delivery service started by an IIT Bombay alumnus Avinav Nigam & his wife Sonal who has been a Gym Fitness coach for 10 years & also a Miss India 2007 semi-finalist (WOW). They wanted people to have healthy nutritional meals & organic food with natural ingredients within the comfort & confines of their home. Zaza Box reads healthy fine dining in a box. Their magic boxes are divided into 3 categories that are changed daily & are wholesome and full on with health power:

  • Yogi Box (Indian flavours)
  • Traveller’s Box (Global flavours)
  • Lean Box (Low-calorie artisan meal)

They also have guilt free desserts, wellness drinks & snack boxes to add to the nutritional well being parameter.

Coming to the food, I tried their Macaroni Salad which under their Lean Box. I can undoubtedly say that it was the best macaroni I have ever had. There was soft well cooked macaroni with coriander, half cut cherry tomatoes, zucchini (very finely diced) & bell peppers. It tasted superb & fresh. The macaroni was layered under a bed of lettuce which looked all the more tempting. The macaroni was very delicious & super nutritious with the right blend of cheese. It was a delight to the tongue in this scorching heat.

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There was a side of salad, mushrooms & a dressing given along with the macaroni. The salad was laid on a lettuce bed and had tomatoes & bell peppers which were lovely to have in salad form apart from the macaroni. There were mushrooms also along, a delightful & helpful serving which I think was a superb idea of the Chef. The dressing was made of apple cider vinegar & red onions. It was a little spicy. The experience of having the meal was lovely as the creamy texture of the macaroni. It was a completely fabulous recipe with fresh flavours in a box to suffice a happy soul the organic & fat free way.

The Zaza Samosa Box had 3 small oven baked wholewheat samosas in the box which tasted very different & unique. The samosas were combined with a tamarind chutney, a delight again & to talk about the Pudina chutney, it was fresh as if freshly plucked seasonal pudina was used in it. It was excellent, soothing & lovely to eat with the samosa.

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The Yogi Box Dal Makhani Lite (Yogi Box) is the most healthy, lightest & nutritional loaded box. The box had Dal Makhani (urad lentils) rich in Vitamins A, B1 & B3 with soluble & insoluble fibres good for hair growth & to make the heart strong. The Dal was made without any cream & butter and was slow cooked which lets the Urad lentil release its natural creamy texture. It was very nutritious & well cooked in organic style. There were pumpkin rotis & whole wheat triangular shaped rotis given along. The pumpkin rotis were reddish in colour, rich in Vitamin A, different in taste, crispy & healthy option to brush off the daily monotony of wheat rotis. Yes, they were slightly sweet in taste which did not matter since they gave it a new twist completing the daily recommended allowance. The whole wheat rotis were good & tasty & had fiber & nutrition with health power dose that fills you up faster. There was also brown rice served with lots of coriander & green peas in it adding to the nutrition factor. The rice was very well cooked, good quality & tasted lovely.

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The Lemon Cooler (Shikanji) had lemon, mint & parsley with no refined sugar & preservatives. The sweetness comes due to jaggery & brown sugar. To make it a healthier option, organic lemon is also used which is locally sourced from Karnal. It had all the goodness of Vitamin C without the nastiness of chemicals. I felt fresh for long after drinking the tangy & lovely cooler. The taste was pure & organic. It was a lovely sip of pureness & healthy lemon essence.

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The Zaza Pink of Health juice had beetroot, pomegranate, watermelon & ginger. It is organic & cold pressed with no toxins & had the right balance of beetroot which is a health property, pomegranate (sweetness potion) & ginger (zingy). It was a bit bitter but high on health quotient so those who want to score on the health scale you should have it daily without fail.

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Next, the All Day Breakfast Parfait is basically a dairy free yoghurt made using cashew milk sweetened using jaggery & served with fresh organic fruit chunks. It is then topped mildly candied organic nuts. All the ingredients used were 100% organic. I loved the mild flavour of the nuts, fruits & the sweetness of the parfait. It was a yummy treat, high on energy & low on calories. So a good take on the healthy health meter up by one notch because its gluten free & seasonal produce served in a beautiful glass jar.

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Coming to the desserts, the Mango Cheesecake is their gluten free in-house preparation. There are dates added to it to give it a lovely flavour. The bite is crunchy biscuit base which is made of buckwheat oats. The cheese used in the cheese cake used is dairy free made using cashews, tofu & coconut milk. There is also a layer of organic mango compote. The taste was heavenly!

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The Gluten-Free Brownie is a dairy free brownie prepared using Ragi. It was very interesting to see Ragi being used in such a fun way. The brownie was very soft, tasty & had a tasty organic taste. Ragi has a low fat content, is the highest anti-oxidant grain in the world & is a great source of calcium even more than milk. It also has more iron than Spinach. It was a pure sweet tooth indulgence in the organic way.

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With every meal there were plastic spoons & forks given along with black pepper, salt sachets & tissues. Moreover, some accompanying notes were sent with every meal explaining about it which I think was a delightful idea. I was happy to receive it & loved all the food sent to me. The gift box which came with all the neon paper cuttings was a surprise to open. It had Raw organic cacao powder & organic choco peanut butter. I was thrilled to receive it.

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Zaza Box currently delivers only across Gurgaon but has plans to expand to Delhi soon. It’s one of the best food services that I have tried till now. Way to go!!!

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  • Reply Archana Kapoor August 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    What a yummy post, Nidhi 🙂
    Cheers, Archana – http://www.drishti.co

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