9 reasons #Octoberfest is the time to shop

Festivals in India are always over the top, loud, colourful and happy. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, jewellery and home ware is a big part of the traditions. Gifting too.

We love that we can pamper you with retail therapy this October making it a really unforgettable #Octoberfest.

Here are a few great deals you should indulge in or perhaps even indulge a loved one.

  1. Godiva Chocolate


Silky-textured chocolates are a definite winner when it comes to gifting and might we add, a better alternative to the box of ‘mithai’ you had in mind. Browse through our collection ranging from $6 to $42 and pre-order here: http://goo.gl/xx0Roh

  1. Elizabeth Arden EDT, shower gel & body lotion set


If you combine an exciting fragrance with a shower gel and a body lotion, you have got yourself a day long experience of smelling like a goddess. This matchless trio is a steal at our offer price. Get this heavenly deal for a mere $36 : http://goo.gl/WJiubA

  1. Calvin Klein Miniature


A set of miniature perfumes for men by Calvin Klein, makes a sensible gifting option or great for all your upcoming end of year travel plans. With a selection of the best fragrances for men, all together in a single pack at an astonishing $54, how can you look away? http://goo.gl/7eYUc2

  1.  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks


It’s a great time to add colour to your wardrobe with this astonishing set of five lipsticks. These chic lipsticks are your go-to glam quotient not just for festivals but on any given day of the year. Buy five intense lip shades in a flash at a whopping $33! : http://goo.gl/i29qRm

  1. L’Oreal Hydrafresh Spa Experience Pouch


This mini kit contains a Hydrafresh Gel Foam, Hydrafresh Mask-in lotion, Hydrafresh Deep Boosting Essence, Hydrafresh Supreme Emulsion and Hydrafresh Mask. All this with a special pouch at just $43. Ideal, much? : http://goo.gl/m1tWct

  1. Russell Desire Food Slicer


This has to be one of the top most things on the list of things women really want. Festival food needs lots of prep and this kitchen gadget is designed to make the whole process of cooking easier. Make the right choice this Dasara for just $55. Now, this is a quite the deal: http://goo.gl/c1VOMj

  1. Sony Headset Canal


What better gift to give than the sound of music? A sturdy and reliable pair of earphones with unrivalled sound quality at a price that is going to make your jaw drop! Get it here now, at a steal for $17! : http://goo.gl/nMtCwo

  1. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey


If you are going to be hosting friends during the upcoming vacations, then be the perfect host with the right drinks in your home bar. Just spend $74 for a couple of bottles from the Jack Daniel’s portfolio, and you will even get a free selfie stick to capture the good times. Peek through our collection starting from $35: http://goo.gl/RzfGLO

  1. Jacob’s Creek Wines


A very thoughtful and reasonably priced gift for any occasion have got to be the various Wines from the Jacob’s Creek selection. Whether it’s a glass of the sparkling rose or classic Chardonnay, there’s a bottle for every mood. At a very affordable price range of $11 to $19, Jacob’s Creek should be your choice this festive season and this Australian wine is definitely one for the wine cabinet at home too. Take a look at our selection: http://goo.gl/FOoBKJ

Confessions of a chocoholic

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Everyone knows Tom Hanks’ famous observation from Forrest Gump: ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get’. Few things in this world can transport you to a place of sheer happiness as the sensation of delicious chocolate melting in your mouth. Chocolate is perfect for a hot day, a cold day, a rainy day, a boring day and any other day in between! People across all ages, genders, sexes, nationalities, ethnicities and other distinctions are united by their love for chocolate.

Being a chocoholic and an international traveller is an amazing combination. It means binging on chocolates of all flavours and textures from around the world. Around three months ago, I was waiting at the Departures lounge of the Kempegowda International Airport and decided to kill time by taking a stroll through the Bengaluru Duty Free store there. And was I in for a treat!

The Bengaluru Duty Free store has over 200 different varieties of chocolates from the most well known brands – under one roof! These scrumptious delicacies include Lindt, Guylian, Goldkenn. What more could a chocoholic like me ask for… I was in chocolate heaven! Since that time, I’ve made sure to visit Bengaluru Duty Free whenever I’m at the airport and try out chocolates I’d never get at retail stores, at ridiculously attractive prices.

Here are a few examples:


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A well-known ‘made 100% in Switzerland’ chocolate, Frey is a delicate and mouth-watering combination of milk, cocoa and fruit/nut combinations. I am a Swiss chocolate fan and the offers at Bengaluru Duty free are surely tantalizing, to say the least. So if you’re looking for a great Swiss chocolate, visit http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm and prepare yourself for the treat.


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Experience pure gold in a chocolate with Goldkenn. The Goldkenn Goldbar is one of my favourites and I’m sure, that of many other chocolate connoisseurs as well. It is not called ‘the precious Swiss chocolate’ for nothing! You can pre-order this sweet beauty at fantastic rates online. Simply visit http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm and enjoy adding it to your cart.



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Lindt are the true pioneers of Swiss chocolate, having invented the ‘conching’ technique and thus becoming one of the first producers of milk chocolate that instantly melts in the mouth. Whether you try their assorted Napolitains or their Lindor Truffles or their Thins, there’s no doubt that the taste of Lindt will linger on your palate and memory long after you’ve savoured these chocolates. Pre-order them at http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm



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This is not just my favourite but the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates. Guylian is famous for making chocolates with a sea motif, such as sea shells, sea horses, conch shells, etc. These decadent beauties not only look like works of art but melt in your mouth in a profusion of flavours. You can pre-order them for mouth-watering prices here: http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm!


godiva chocolates

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Can you imagine life without the sun? Life without Godiva chocolates is as unimaginable as that! Be it dark, white, milk or kosher chocolates, Godiva is the one of the most incredibly delicious chocolates that you can savour. From gourmet truffles to fabulous ballotins to their nuts and caramel confections, Godiva is simply the gold standard in Belgian chocolates. These dainty delights can be pre-ordered at http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm.

So, the next time you are at the Kempegowda International Airport don’t forget to visit the Bengaluru Duty Free Store and indulge in exquisite chocolates to your heart’s content. Trust me, it is worth the visit!

Chocolates we all love!

Someone once said: A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.

If you love chocolate, as much as we do, then Bengaluru Duty Free is the place to find a delectable chocolate collection.

The store’s collection boasts of excellent chocolates from world-famous brands such as Toblerone, Goldkenn, Godiva, Guylian, Cadbury, Ferrero, and more.

Let us take you on a sweet journey and introduce you to some of the finest chocolates you can cherish when you shop at Bengaluru Duty Free.



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Godiva is a name synonymous with luxury and quality. This manufacturer of premium chocolates and confectioneries since 1926,  has chocolates filled with truffles, pralines, and other exotic ingredients that melt in your mouth and are pure ecstasy for your palate.

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Take the Coeur Iconique Grand, for instance. Featuring 14 exquisite chocolates containing the best nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans and more, this heart-shaped gift box is a beautiful symbol of love and something that tells your loved one you cherish them dearly.



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Another Belgian maker of masterpieces to grace this list is Guylian. Founded in 1960 by Guy Foubert, the name is a combination of Guy’s and his wife Liliane’s names. Guylian produces some of the most artistically made chocolates, some of them in exotic shapes like seashells, seahorses, conches and more.

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A classic case of having the best of everything is when you purchase the Guylian Le Gourmet Assortment box for yourself or a loved one. Containing a selection of Guylian’s finest pralines, including Sea Shells Original Praline, Opus Belgian pralines and La Truffina, this collection is sure to warm the heart while pleasing the tastebuds.



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Goldkenn is indeed ‘pure gold’ in a chocolate. This renowned Swiss brand’s signature chocolate is the Goldbar, a thick, rich slab of delicious milk chocolate wrapped in a stunning pure gold-coloured pack; the chocolate is, in fact, a replica of the 12.5 kg bullion bar stored in Swiss bank vaults. The Goldbar is the perfect blend of luxury and smooth taste.

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Bengaluru Duty Free’s Goldkenn collection includes other beautifully packed Goldkenn classics, such as the Goldkenn Gold Van, a gold-coloured chocolate box shaped like an armoured treasury van, or the cute Goldkenn Bear with Cape, a cuddly teddy with a sash with a pendant of Goldkenn Gold Cash chocolates around its neck.



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Frey has the distinction of being a 100 per cent Swiss chocolate, in that every step in the manufacture of the chocolate is done in Switzerland itself. Frey’s chocolates are known for their authentic Swiss milk richness and smooth taste, and also for their exquisite creations like chocolate-coated marshmallows, and one of their most famous creations, the chocolate Easter bunnies.

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Bengaluru Duty Free boasts of some great goodies from Frey, including the Mini Chocolates Assorted pack, the Chocobloc Assorted pack containing five great Frey creations ranging from exquisite dark chocolate with 72% cocoa to a wonderful honey-almond-nougat blend, and more.



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Lindt’s Maîtres Chocolatiers are real masters of their craft, and this shows in their fabulous creations. Sample the Assorted Napolitains, a mouth-watering collection of milk, white, dark and hazelnut chocolates for a chocolate experience par excellence. Or try the Lindor chocolate truffles, some of the most delectable chocolate truffles in the world, in the form of chocolate cornets, chocolate cubes and more.


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Fancy a tube of Lindor Balls with irresistibly smooth chocolate filling in perfect round balls? Or a classy Lindor Swiss Alps box with a lovely picture of the Matterhorn? Or the Lindt Churn Gold, an exquisite Swiss milk can-shaped chocolate box filled with 6 varieties of Lindt naps? The true chocophile can experience these and other tantalizing Lindt delicacies at Bengaluru Duty Free.

These are just some of the superb chocolate brands and varieities available at Bengaluru Duty Free. Visit our duty free store today for an experience of pure chocolate heaven. Alternately, visit http://www.bengalurudutyfree.in/index.aspx and check out our awesome chocolate collection and pre-order your favourites.