Category Archives: Food

#SayItWithASmile to be a millionaire

Lays Pakistan has always been my favorite when it comes to engaging campaigns and innovative ideas to get customers hooked to the product apart from the taste of it. I bet you can’t eat one is the most apt tagline when you think about lays. Lays as a brand has grown with millennials and catered to their approach in unique style. From engaging Messi and Wasim Bhai TVC to last year’s Lays #PassASmile fever with so many cash giveaways, the brand is definitely a consumer favorite. 

Good news is that they’re back this season with another quite engaging campaign called #SayItWithASmile. Watch the latest TVC of lays Pakistan featuring none other than Shahid Afridi who grabbed some lays to spread smiles. 

There are times when we all want to smile in a different way. Like when you’re watching movies with close friends or siblings and there’s a horror scene during which you want to terrify your most darpook sibling, you’ll need a vampire smile. Hehehe. I am so sure she/he’ll be hell scared but will also enjoy the smile. It is kinda new Bhaoo lol. 

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Lays has brought 25 unique smiles belonging to multiple movie characters/genres to let your creativity flow.  Add smile flavor to any situation with new Lays packs and have fun. With these filmy, comical and movie character smiles, you can create fun situations at odd times. 

Win It with a Smile:

To make every lays consumer a happy consumer there’s not just smile packs. Lays Win It with a Smile promo has also been launched by the brand to make sure every customer stays happy for long. 

What you can win? 

  • Samsung S7 Edge Smartphone(Daily) OMG! 
  • 1 million rupees (Weekly) OMG +OMG. 

How You can win?

  • Buy lays Smile packs. 
  • Make someone smile. 
  • Scratch the promo code on the back of the Lays Smiles pack. 
  • Send promo code in SMS to 9005. 
  • 1 SMS counts as an entry. 
  • Wait for the lucky draw. 
  • Get lucky and Keep Saying It With A Smile!

Don’t forget to pray for me that atleast I win something. Won’t mind a phone over a million rupees or both, maybe. Good luck to you too. 

Biryani, Aaloo aur parrosi 

Biryani main Aaloo Hona chahiae k nahi? Lahore main achi Biryani milti bhi hai k Nahi? Aap apnay parrosi se Khana share kartay hyn k Nahi? The queries have become legendary and center of debate soon after a Chinese lady took a crash course to make perfect chicken biryani with Shan spice mix. Wallah. Kiya Biryani bnai thi behan ne. SubhanAllah. 

It all started with CPEC when a Chinese engineer landed in Lahore for work purposes and his lonely wife decided to bond with her neighbors over food. In a touching tale of food bringing people closer, shan plays the hero part. Watch it all happen here. 

Shan Foods has hit the right chords just like last year. The TVC soon after its release took social media with a storm to become a viral sensation. Chinese Biryani Baaji became everyone’s favorite parrosan with flood of memes and so many comments that every brand crave for on digital. Everyone was (and still) talking about Shan #KhaanaWithParosi ad. The revival of parrosi bethaks and how important it is to know each other is the need of the time. Look at some of the social media commentary on the core message of sharing Biryani, putting Aaloo or not and meeting neighbors.  

Sharing food has always been part of our culture. I’ve grown up watching my mom sharing meals with the neighbors quite often. Be it some fancy food like Biryani, Saag, Karrhi or be it everyday food items like sabzi and achaar. Mom use to always feed our part time maid too. My grandfather was a farmer and he use to send us multiple sacks of potatoes every year. We call it best part of the year as we get unlimited supply of fries at home and use to bike around with dad to share potatoes among relatives and neighbors. Good old times.

On a bigger level we see many Khaana ghars and dastarkwaan sharing food with the deserving ones in every city. Then there’s massive food sharing drives during the Holy month of Ramzan every year. Sending Khajla pheeni to your loved ones mark beginning of Ramzan Sharif and then Khwan of Iftaar items covered with beautiful cloth piece is part of our lives too. 

Times have changed. In today’s fast moving world we don’t even have time for ourselves often. Some of us might also not know or met people in out neighborhoods for any reason. In such times shan Foods has surely struck a chord among masses with the theme of sharing and caring for your near and dear people, be it neighbors, colleagues or relatives. Let’s take some time out for people around you and bonding over some food. How about some Biryani just for the sake of having good time? 

Go ahead. Make something delicious and share it with your neighbors. You’ll feel good too. 

I got my Australian #PassportToFlavor 

If you were given choice to chose between going to China, Italy or Australia(based on the food choices primarily), where would you like to go? I am sure that’s difficult to decide but I am a bit biased towards Australia when it comes to food. Blame thy Masterchef Australia maybe. All I need now is Passport to Flavor which is right here in my hands. 

Yes!! You can have your own passport to Flavor to travel to your dream foodie destination for free. Read that right. Lays packs are now your passport. 

Lays Pakistan and their campaigns always get the maximum fan engagements through lucky draw announcements and huge giveaways. With Passport to Flavor this time it is no less than a feat. Lays Pakistan has introduced 3 limited edition flavors namely, 

  1. Australian BBQ (the best) 
  2. Chinese Szechuan (V spicy) 
  3. Italian Pizza ( haven’t tried yet)

The packs can be your passport to land in either China, Italy or Australia. All you have to do is Vote and win. SMS the name of your favorite flavor to 9005 and you might get a trip to your favorite foodie destination. 

What are you waiting for? Australia here I come coz I love your fancy food. 

#FPSL17 to help you #HungerOut this PSL season

T20 cricket ho wo bhi apni PSL tou tension aur celebrations dono banti hyn. For us housewives it gets a bit difficult to watch the whole match because of you know the ultimate kitchen duty. Stress main banda ziada khata hy. Nahi? PSL matches are falling exactly during the dinner hours & I don’t want to spend that time in the kitchen considering the matches during PSL season 2 are such a nail bitting ones. Thank God for Foodpanda the savior. 

When there’s a match, we order food away (not because I am that landlord lol but because of the discounts that foodpanda is offering). Who can resist Upto 60% off on more than 200 restaurants? At least I can’t. Gotta get some days off from kitchen. Wohoo!! 

Check out the deals on offer during whole PSL season, yes!! For almost a month these discounts are valid wo bhi not only in Karachi. You can avail the discounts all over Pakistan and enjoy nail bitting PSL matches with friends and family. 

By the way the discounts in McDonalds & pizza are unbelievable. Which one have you availed yet? 

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#ReliableHaiMustaqbil with Dawlance Kitchen & Dawlance Care Apps

Kyun k Dawlance reliable hai. How many times have you heard that? I am sure so many times as reliability has become synonymous to Dawlance over the years, making it one of the leading Pakistani appliances company. Being a consumer & user of Dawlance appliances like refrigerator & microwaves, I am a fan of their innovative products over the years.

Like what was the worst thing that could happen to a refrigerator? Seeing roaches around but Dawlance came to the rescue with an insect repellent technology equipped refrigerator. Then you have the Cook King microwave series of the stylishly smart ovens with built in recipe manuals & grill etc. Dawlance has become a household name for every Pakistani. 

With advancing times, Dawlance Pakistan decided to come up with smart solutions for consumers. In today’s digital world when everything is just about your smartphone, Dawlance decided to stay with you via their new Android apps. They have launched two extremely useful & easy apps for Pakistani consumers. 

Dawlance Care app will tell you about each and every product of Dawlance along with connecting you to their retailers & customer service representatives within no time. Download the Dawlance Care app here. 

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What got me more excited is the Dawlance Kitchen app. A voice navigated step-by-step guide to almost 50+ recipes that you can use to cook within minutes in a Dawlance microwave oven. The app is so smart that you don’t even have to touch the phone scree while cooking & following instructions from it. Just say next & the app will start guiding you for the next step of the recipe. Sounds fun. No? Download Dawlance Kitchen app to experience the fun of smart cooking yourself. Anyone can be a chef with Dawlance Kitchen.The app smartly connects the model of your Dawlance microwave oven with the recipes & tune them accordingly. No fuss, just good food in no time. 

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The best part is that the apps are made in Pakistan & Dawlance is proud to be the leading appliances manufacturer to step into app world. Glad to see brands making such digital landmark achievements to connect with consumers and offer them convenience. 

Way to go Dawlance Pakistan. I am so looking forward to the Air fryer that Dawlance has come up with. Can’t wait to see that in the market soon. The sound of oil less French Fries makes me already excited.