Father’s Day 2017: Gift ideas

Father’s Day falls every year on the third Sunday in June. This year make no excuses for not getting your Dad the ideal gift to show your love.

Chances are you are returning from a summer holiday or work trip this week and we assure you that Bengaluru Duty Free is one of the finest places to shop for your father. And after he hears how much you saved by shopping at our duty free store, he is going to be doubly proud.

Spirits

If your dad is a connoisseur of fine spirits, then you will be spoilt for choice as we have hundreds of options to choose from. The finest Whiskies, the choicest Wines, the best Vodkas and Gins. There’s something for every type of Dad. Ask for our June specials and offers.

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Perfumes

Look no further for the latest range of perfumes from the world’s top designer brands. We have the good, old fragrances that everyone knows and loves and we also have the latest scents of summer 2017 that are bold, fresh and in fashion. We have good deals on summer scents, ongoing now. Save big.

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Chocolates

It is not true that only women have an affinity for the sweet things in life. Dads too know and love their chocolate. We have classics from the famed Swiss brands and lots of other options in dark, milk and white to choose from. We always have offers in store, so do not forget to swipe a good deal on chocolate.

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And do not forget, you can pre order on our website.

Have a Happy Father’s Day with your Dad.

What women want!

Even though there are millions of options to choose from when it comes to picking the ideal gift for a women of any age, we often still find ourselves stumped when we want to buy a gift that will impress and wow.

Here are our top three picks from three winning categories, as we round off the month dedicated to women worldwide.

Chocolate

Trust us, you can never go wrong with chocolate! Perfect for 1-100 year olds.

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Perfumes

Perfumes magically lift the mood and will always be appreciated.

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Whisky

It is not true that only men appreciate a good bottle of Single Malt.

 

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Oh happy day! Chocolate Myths debunked.

While those in love treat Chocolate as an aphrodisiac, those on a diet run in the opposite direction of a Chocolate bar. Whatever your take is on this ‘food from the Gods’, you can’t possibly be human if you don’t enjoy Chocolate in some form from time to time.

Here are few myths about Chocolate that we are happy to see debunked.

 

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Myth: Chocolate is high in caffeine. 
Fact: While eating Chocolate may perk you up, Chocolate is actually not very high in caffeine. A 40 grams Chocolate bar contains 6 mg of caffeine, the same amount as a cup of decaffeinated coffee.
 

Myth: Chocolate is loaded with saturated fat and is bad for your cholesterol. 
Fact: Stearic acid, the main saturated fat found in milk Chocolate, is unique. Research has shown that it doesn’t raise cholesterol levels the same way that other types of saturated fats do. In fact, eating a 40 grams Chocolate bar instead of a carbohydrate-rich snack has been shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
 

Myth: Chocolate lacks any nutritional value. 
Fact: Chocolate is a good source of magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. It also contains polyphenols (an antioxidant also found in tea and red wine) that have been associated with a decreased risk of coronary disease. An average Chocolate bar contains about the same amount of antioxidants as a glass of red wine.

A daily serving of dark Chocolate, which contains more antioxidants than milk Chocolate, can also help lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.

 

Myth: Chocolate causes cavities. 
Fact: Candy alone is not responsible for cavities. Cavities are formed when bacteria in the mouth metabolize sugars and starches from any type of food (soda, candy, juice, bread, rice and pasta) to produce acid. This acid then eats through the enamel of the tooth, causing a cavity.

The protein, calcium and phosphate content of milk Chocolate may actually protect tooth enamel, and its naturally-occurring fat content means that Chocolate clears the mouth faster than other candy, reducing the amount of time its sugars remain in contact with tooth surfaces.

Proper oral hygiene to remove carbohydrate residue can prevent the formation of cavities—whether you avoid Chocolate or not.
 

Myth: Chocolate causes acne. 
Fact: Regardless of what your parents say, studies in the past 20 years have eliminated Chocolate as a cause of acne. In fact, many dermatologists doubt that diet plays any significant role in the development of acne. Acne is now believed to be caused by a combination of high bacteria levels and oil on the skin.
 

Myth: Chocolate causes weight gain. 
Fact: Any food can be part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation. An average Chocolate bar contains 220 calories, which is low enough to be a part of a weight control diet if other high-calorie foods are eliminated. Enjoying the occasional piece of Chocolate may reduce the risk of a binge, when you feel deprived of your favourite foods.
Chocolate’s bad reputation is slowly changing and research now shows that Chocolate can be a part of an overall healthy lifestyle, when consumed in moderation.

 

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Get your monthly supply at our store. So many brands, so many offers, so much choice. We won’t judge. Go right ahead! We know you want to.

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Gift yourself the Magic of Savings!

This October, Bangalore Duty Free has a host of amazing gift options to ensure you’re spoiled for choice! From beverages to chocolates and perfumes, these offers that are just too magical to pass on!

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    If you buy Johnnie Walker worth $70 and more, Bangalore Duty Free is giving you the chance to win an additional discount of up to 15%.

    Our magical savings don’t stop there! You automatically save 10% when you buy any two Johnnie Walker labels. Stock up by pre ordering, here:  http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo.

  2. Davidoff Fragrancesdavidoff_fragrances_for_her_01

    Splendid gifts for the special women in your life. We have exciting offers on the entire range of Davidoff perfumes just for her.

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    But wait! Bangalore Duty Free has also extended this offer to include a flat 30% off men’s Davidoff fragrances, too. So, shop away to your heart’s content. Stock up for upcoming birthdays and festivals!

    Did we mention you could pre order these, too? Simply click here http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK to avail this fantastic offer.

  3. Lindt Chocolates

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Nothing spells love, appreciation and thanks more than chocolates. Bangalore Duty Free boasts of a large variety of Swiss chocolates – arguably some of the best in the world.

Choose a smorgasbord of delicious chocolate flavours to share with friends and family by purchasing Lindt for a fraction of the cost. Because when it comes to chocolates, no one can eat just one. To help you save more, we’re offering a 40% discount on the purchase of 5 Lindt boxes.

Visit our online store to pre book your chocolates so that they don’t run out of stock: http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm

Our dhamakedar deals don’t end here! If you’re flying through Bangalore this month make sure to look up our other weekly offers on http://bit.ly/2cRhkq6. It’s simply a matter of ordering your items online and picking them up when you are at the airport.

Best Chocolate Museums around the World

A good museum continues to thrill you even after you can’t officially be called a child. The same holds true for chocolate as well! So, lovers of chocolate and museums, unite! We’re bringing you the list you’ve never seen before but always needed – the world’s most stunning chocolate museums! Grab a bar and get nibbling… er… reading.

 

1. Cadbury World, Birmingham, England


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Cadbury World, South of Birmingham, tells the story of the Cadbury family and their chocolate business, from the first Easter egg to the construction of the Bournville garden village for factory workers – with free samples along the way.

Grab some Cadbury goodies, here.

  1. Maison Cailler, Broc, Switzerland

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With the highest per capita consumption of chocolate in the world, it’s no surprise that Switzerland is on our list. There are heaps of chocolate factories open to visitors, including Maison Cailler in Broc, Gruyère, where you can discover how the good stuff is made. They even offer courses for budding chocolatiers.

Indulge in fine Swiss favourites, here.

3. Choco-Story, Bruges, Belgium

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No visit to Bruges is complete without sampling a praline – or three – of finest Belgian chocolate. This museum caters to visitors in need of a bit of culture to accompany their daily fix of something chocolatey. It details the history of chocolate without overlooking the importance of tasting. It occupies a historic building on the corner of Sint-Jansplein.

Belgian goodies that will make you beg for more

  1. Museo del Chocolate, Havana, Cuba
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Really a cafe with displays related to chocolate making and consumption, this ‘museum’ serves cups of delicious, thick, pure chocolate. Lining up in temperatures of 35 degrees celsius to drink cups of hot chocolate in an air-conditioned interior may seem odd, but it’s worth it.

5. Cologne Chocolate Museum, Germany

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Cologne is home to the largest chocolate museum in the world, which sits in a enviable position on the Rhine’s left bank, near the city’s famous cathedral. Access to the museum is via a revolving bridge. A tour of this museum will take you through 3,000 years of chocolate history.

6. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania, USA

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You can’t escape Hershey’s chocolate in the USA and this giant attraction is sure to sate the appetite of the company’s biggest fans – particularly children. Tour the factory and meet the Hershey’s ‘characters’ on a day out to this entertaining Pennsylvania landmark.

7. Museu de la Xocolata, Barcelona, Spain

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If you like chocolate, Barcelona is the place for you. You can drink xocolata desfeta, chocolate thick enough to stand a spoon up in (great for dipping xurros into), see fantastic festive creations and eat unusual dishes such as chocolate with rabbit or squid. To find out how Barcelona’s love affair with chocolate began, visit the Museu de la Xocolata – which has some fantastically elaborate chocolate models on display.

8. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

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This pretty Czech museum explores Europe’s love of chocolate and explains the history of the cultivation of the cocoa bean and how the chocolate making process made its way to Europe. Of course, there are lots of delicious samples available as well.

Alright then! Is that you drooling over the list? Finish your bar of chocolate and start planning the trip of your life to these delicious museums! We’d suggest you share this list with some fellow chocolate lovers as well, they’d want to tag along with you.

Oh, also… you would need some chocolate for the journey, right? Why don’t you take a look at the marvelous chocolates we have at our store that you can pre order or pick up? Click here and feast your eyes!

 

Smart Purchases 2016

In this digital era, where literally anything and everything is sold online, it is a virtual nightmare for shopaholics to browse through an E-commerce website and actually try and buy something they like. Not only is it hectic, it’s also quite perplexing.

Fortunately for you, this is where Bengaluru Duty Free comes in with a list of smart purchases for this new year. Our idea of smart shopping is the perfect combination of affordability and quality. So here we present to you the most feasible buys for 2016. This list will guide you through festival shopping, anniversary gifts or just retail therapy for yourself. So have a look and let the shopping begin!

  1. Johnnie Walker Black Label

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There’s no better way to start the New Year than with a bottle of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a great buy! Priced at $39, this is a purchase you are never going to regret. http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

  1.   Chivas Regal 12 YO

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An interesting concoction of unique flavours, this splendid Scotch by Chivas Regal is a rich multi-layered blend that offers more than it claims. It’s sweet smoothness will have you craving for more and at a $39, you know for certain that luxury is now affordable. http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

 

  1.   Davidoff Cool Water Night Dive

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This perfume by Davidoff exuberates a cool vibe and has base notes that make it an ideal purchase especially for nocturnal use. This scent strikes the right chords between quality and price; at just $70, there’s no wonder it’s such a hit! http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK 

 

  1.   Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty

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You can grace this new year with a pleasant  fragrance by Calvin Klein. An epitome of supreme craftsmanship, lingering with fresh notes, this one is surely for keeps. It makes an excellent gift and is a rather practical purchase even for yourself. At a mere $77, this is a must-have. http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.   Guylian Les Exclusives

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Few things you buy live up to the exclusivity they assert and these delectable chocolates by Guylian are definitely one of them. The true taste of opulence can be savoured with these awesome chocolates. At just $18, it is one of the top recommendations as far as smart shopping is concerned. http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm

 

  1.   Munz Swiss Premium Naps Bag

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A great indulgence for all chocoholics are, beyond a doubt, these scrumptious chocolates by Munz Swiss. You can present these to someone or gorge on them yourself. When we say these are one of the most popular purchases, you are going to agree with us because the sweet treats would cost you only $22 and we can’t emphasize enough on how delicious they are. http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm

 

  1.   Harman Kardon Auraa Wireless

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These speakers by Harman Kardon provide you with an exhilarating audio experience. For an unrivalled sound quality, this is the ultimate pick. Moreover, this sound system is one of the most competitive options for you to buy and at a reasonable price of $350, you should be swiping your credit card already. http://bit.ly/1nzfE58

 

  1.  Tomtom Runner GPS Watch

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We love wearables and the whole concept behind them and if we could, we’d recommend all of them. But we want to make things easier for you, so we have chosen this spectacular watch that is the apt embodiment of a wearable. You can now track your running metrics and glance through them anytime. At $140, this is quite the pragmatic purchase for this year! http://bit.ly/1NCdRF7
If you’d like to buy any of these products that are the most budget-friendly deals, do log in to our website at http://www.bengalurudutyfree.in and browse through a vast collection of products.