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The Story of Tiffin...

A Journey, from Colonial India to Modern Food Culture

The Origins of Tiffin

Tiffin, a term synonymous with light meals, snacks, or packed lunches, has its roots in colonial India. The word 'tiffin' likely comes from the British slang term "tiffing," meaning to take a sip. The British in India adopted the practice of having light meals or snacks between regular meals in the early 19th century.

The Evolution of Tiffin - THE DABBA

Tiffin carriers, known as "dabbas," became iconic. These stainless steel containers held an assortment of Tiffin dishes and made it convenient for office-goers, school children, and travellers to carry their meals.

WANT A DABBA ON YOUR TABLE? Order a Mystery Tiffin™️!!


Modern-Day Tiffin

In the modern era, tiffin has adapted to the needs and tastes of busy lifestyles:

1. Healthy Tiffin Options

Tiffin services now offer nutritious and balanced meal options, including salads and quinoa bowls.

2. Fusion Tiffins

Tiffin embraces fusion cuisine, blending Indian and international flavours, resulting in dishes like tandoori wraps and Indo-Chinese noodles.

3. Subscription Services

Startups offer tiffin subscriptions, delivering freshly prepared meals to your doorstep daily or weekly.

4. Tiffin Apps

Apps connect users with local tiffin providers, making ordering meals easier than ever.

5. Office Tiffin Clubs

Colleagues form tiffin clubs, taking turns bringing homemade meals to foster camaraderie and enjoy a variety of cuisines. (Makes a 'cake sale' seem a bit dull!)

6. Spice Fusions's Mystery Tiffin™️


We have Googled if anyone else serves 'Mystery Tiffin

The answer - nope!

It's not just us that loves it - customer feedback is A*

We've got more of these - all genuine.

Have we persuaded you to give Mystery Tiffin™️ a try - we hope so. If you do, please tell us what you think with a 'review' -


Frequently asked questions:

Q. "Who is 'CHEF'?

There's no mystery of who he is, but he's a bit shy. It's a misapprehension that chefs are loud, want to be well-known and a bit cocky (fuelled by Gordon, Jamie, Gino, etc.)

He's been at Spice Fusion for around a decade, a major contributor to the non-traditional dishes we serve and we think, cooks the best curries around.

Q. What do I get in a Dabba

Q. What if I don't like what's served to me?

Good question! We've been serving Mystery Tiffin for a couple of months now and have received fantastic feedback and amazing reviews on our Facebook page and on Google.

And not one person has said "I don't like it" - but if you do, we'll happily make you a more traditional curry.

"What's the ™️ all about?

Mc's 'Big Mac®', BK's 'Whopper®️' & Dominos 'Might Meaty®' all started with bring TM (trademarked) - it protects the name and our unique way of doing Tiffin.

You never know - perhaps Mystery TIffin will become our Big Mac - sold in over 100 countries, estimate: 550 million per year. It even has its own Museum!

Imagine that, you could be one says (boasts?!) "I was there at the start!"

I want to 'review' it - what's the best way?

The best way (for us) if for you to review it on Google, we get an 'alert', Google includes it in their searches. Extremely powerful for us. 'How to give a Google review is at the bottom of page.

But, you can post it on Facebook - please 'choose our locations and if you remember, please tag it with #MysteryTifffin & #SpiceFusion at the end.

What do you do with reviews?

We love to shout about our reviews, but always check with you first. We only use your first name and where it was posted. Oh, and and some/all of your review! - we don't edit the words ever.

We use them on Facebook, Instagram and on our website. Always creditng you.

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