Pop & Hop: Healthy Fox Nuts / Makhana Snack Brand Launched In Dubai

Pop & Hop is a perfect snacking solution for anyone who wants to adopt to a healthier lifestyle but has no time to cook healthy snacks for themselves. With not many healthy options available around us, sticking to a healthier lifestyle becomes tough and many of us just fall off the wagon

Not anymore.

Pop & Hop as a brand offers roasted makhanas and Roasted makhanas are one of the healthiest snack options.

Pop and Hop was launched by Tamanna Moolchandani after she ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ง๐š๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ญ which her nutritionist could approve of.

When she could not give up her habit of snacking, she did not fall off the healthy lifestyle wagon instead launched Pop and Hop, a brand for lotus seeds/ fox nuts/ makhana snacks for people she thought were struggling just like her!

So people could snack without caution, which is also a tag line of the brand.

When we were sent this PR package we wanted to be double sure of its goodness. So we spoke to a qualified nutritionist Aahat Sajnani and sent her the ingredients list. She says, โ€œ ingredients are good. It is good to roast your own makhanas at home But if it is the only option available, then itโ€™s not bad. Packaged foods with harmful ingredients should be stayed away from.โ€

Some quick facts about Pop and Hop
๐Ÿ’ช itโ€™s made with olive oil
๐Ÿ’ชroasted not fried
๐Ÿ’ชvegan & gluten free & corn free & paleo friendly
๐Ÿ’ช A superfood
๐Ÿ’ช ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ฌ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ 
๐Ÿ’ชcomes in four different flavours

We love the tag line โ€œ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€

Pop & Hop

Product review: The Makhanas are crunchy and flavourful. We love all the three flavours which were sent to us and it was so good to snack on a packaged food after a long time without feeling guilty.


Cafe Isan Launches A Delivery Only Venture For Healthy Thai Bowls

A popular award-winning Thai food restaurant in Jumeirah Lakes Towers has started a new delivery only venture Bangkok Bowls offering eight tempting bowls of healthy, freshly cooked Thai food delivered straight to your door.

Partner and Co-Founder Lisa Knight explains: โ€œWe came up with the concept after talking to friends. Think of it as Cafรฉ Isanโ€™s funky urban little sister. Our customers love the flexibility of building your own bowl, but weโ€™ve also re-packaged the big favourites like Satay (in both vegan and chicken versions) and added rice and side salads into one handy bowl.โ€

A delivery-only concept, the bowls are available via bangkokbowls.net and Deliveroo.

Dive into one of eight signature bowls, created to take your tastebuds to Thailand and back as you devour your dish. 

The main bowls also come in vegan versions. You’ll also find plenty of gluten-free options.

All dishes can have sides added for a few dirhams extra โ€“ including homemade veg spring rolls, and for extra zing, add sweet chilli sauce, chilli flakes or a bold fresh Bird’s Eye chilli, and are delivered in eco-friendly 90% paper packaging. 

Head over to Bangkokbowls.net today to grab your satisfying street-style feast. 

Open for delivery from 11.45am – 10pm.


To grab a bowl via Deliveroo: https://deliveroo.ae/menu/dubai/jlt-west/bangkok-bowls

Enjoy Afternoon Tea At Marks & Spencer For Two From Dhs 79

Celebrate the popular British pastime this Afternoon Tea Week from 10th to 16th August with delicious sandwiches โ€“ think delectable scones with clotted cream and a selection of sweet treats from the Marks & Spencer cafรฉ.

Marks & Spencerโ€™s traditional scones and clotted cream bring a touch of Britain to any afternoon tea experience, whilst the sweet and juicy strawberry conserve and delicious all-butter scones enriched with buttermilk and clotted cream are sure to delight. One can choose between Marks & Spencerโ€™s freshly brewed coffee or tea.

Enjoy a mouth-watering Afternoon Tea experience for two at Marks & Spencer cafรฉs from Dhs 79 in the newly launched Dubai Mall store, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival Plaza, Marina Walk, The Springs Souk, Ibn Battuta Mall and Yas Mall.

This Eid Support Local : Gift These Special Boxes To Friends And Family

Tania’s Teahouse, a homegrown cafe on Jumeirah Road, known for its pretty interiors and girl-y vibes has collaborated with a number of local brands to curate perfect Eid Gift Boxes in multiple price ranges.

When you wish your bestie Eid Mubarak with these gift boxes, remember that you won’t only make your friend happy but will also contribute to the bigger cause of supporting local during this ongoing situation.

There are three Eid gift box options:

Eid Gift Box 1 for Dhs 195, Eid Gift Box 2 for Dhs 345, and Delux Gift Box for Dhs 395.

Eid Gift Box 1 for Dhs 195 includes a surprise accessory by Black Orchid – one that’s made out of vegan leather; a kitschy TTH signature mug, some artisan dates, three Eid themed cookies and a 15g sachet of top-selling tea (makes 6-8 cups).

Eid Gift Box 1 for Dhs 195

Eid Gift Box 2 for Dhs 345 includes a culturally-themed luxe pouch by fashion designer FMM, a quaint vintage bone china teacup and saucer set, stuffed artisan dates, three Eid themed cookies and a 15g sachet of top-selling tea (makes 6-8 cups).

Eid Gift Box 2 for Dhs 345

Delux Gift Box for Dhs 395 is for your BFF. It is packed full of goodies. Included inside is an array of goodies including – an Arabic-themed print by Biha Designs, three Eid themed cookies, a gold-plated pearly beaded bracelet saying “MashAllah”, stuffed artisan dates, local honey, a luxe pouch by fashion designer FMM, an adorable vegan and cultural-themed cardholder by Black Orchid, a signature TTH mug and a 15g sachet of top-selling tea (makes 6-8 cups).

Delux Gift Box for Dhs 395

This Eid, show you care by gifting these boxes to your bestie.

Extra points to Tania’s Teahouse for bringing local brands in spotlight.

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What are Massage Shoes and Their Benefits

I recently attended the event hosted by a Japanese Massage Footwear Brand Kenkoh in The Dubai Mall. It gave me a much needed exposure to the existence of massage footwear and their immense benefits. We also interacted with reflexologist & natural health practitioner Gwenn Zen who gave us a five minute feet reflexology foot massageโ€ฆ

Food Security In The UAE: A New Vertical Farm Is Set To Be Launched

Located in Abu Dhabi at the Armed Forces Officers Club, Smart Acres is set to be launched in the third quarter of 2020.

This hydroponic vertical farming solution project aims to address the issues of food security during pandemic like situations in the UAE as well as problems associated with harsh climate conditions in the region. Smart Acres will allow customers, as well as food businesses, source locally produced food, decreasing their dependence on food import.

Hydroponic vertical farming method provides a solution to many common impediments within the agriculture industry such as water waste, depletion of nutrients in soil, infestation of insects, and more.

The farming technique is capable of providing the UAE with the cleanest, safest, and most nutritious foods using less natural resources and without compromising on the nutritional value of the produce.

In collaboration with n.thing, A South Korean vertical farming technology company, Smart Acres has designed its farm modules using an award-winning IoT-based technology system.

Smart Acres is in the midst of producing a variety of lettuce and herbs such as Green Glace, Oakleaf, Lollo Rosso, and Shiso, with plans to eventually grow baby spinach, mature spinach, and baby arugula.

The company will later expand to meet the demand of popular produce in the region such as strawberries, with a shift and emphasis on cultivating potato seeds.

Lately, Carrefour also opened its first in-store hydroponic farm in Dubai at its store in Al Wasl.