Carnival or as some call it, masquerade, is certainly a time of joy and fun for everyone. Carnival in Croatia doesn't have a specific date but lasts for a longer time. It begins after the holiday of Epiphany and lasts until Lent. The carnival peak is in the period from 17 till 19 February and on Shrove Tuesday.
Masquerade parties have become a traditional event in our country, and the time for dressing up makes many people happy especially because the party is intended for both children and adults and good energy is passed on everyone with song, dance and creative masks. Many kindergartens, schools, and companies organize their own celebrations, and big carnivals like the Rijeka and Samobor ones have become a tradition. At carnivals and at carnival time, children and adults become their favorite characters from fairy tales, adults become scary characters they were afraid of as children, famous super heroes or anything else their hearts desire. It is interesting that a large number of families, friends, and work colleagues sign up in groups and come up with their own costumes and theme during the whole year.
In olden times, children would go from door to door, where they would receive candied apples and fruit from their neighbors as a gift for a song, play or their mask. Later these gifts were replaced with candy and money. This custom is still active in some places and children really look forward to it.
What joy and entertainment would there be without a good dessert? Along with various masks, donuts are always mentioned as a tradition for carnivals. In Dalmatia and some places, you can also find fried desserts such as kroštula and fritule.
In order to satisfy your sweet tooth during the time of carnival we bring you the recipe for the tastiest donuts made by Dora. Although you can traditionally find them filled with apricot marmalade, Dora has filled her carnival donuts with Dida Boža tangerine spread. You can find the recipe here.
For those that love apricot more, there is currently an offer in our online shop: for the price of two big apricot spreads of 690 g you get one for free.
Cold weather has arrived and with it the season of low immunity and the flu. It is said you are what you eat for a reason. So, make a natural boost for your body and supply it with the necessary vitamins.
After the holidays and the "holiday overeating", it is good to do a little detox in order to return your body to a more natural state.
This year, Hermes International received recognition for premium quality of their products – Superior Taste Award. This is the most prestigious award in the food segment in the world, which has been awarded by the International Taste Institute from Brussels.
Say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn with lots of energy for new challenges with Dida Boža fruit spreads in large jars. Natural, fruit spreads and a jam known to everyone, whose flavors leave you breathless, and are a favorite snack for both young and adult gourmets.
Meal preparation during the summer months is hard for many. It’s often easier to reach for fast and unhealthy food, which can lead to the feeling of fatigue and uneasiness. In order for your body to be more energetic, and the organism satisfied with a multitude of useful nutrients - we suggest you to incorporate Dida Boža salty bread spreads with a high proportion of vegetables, without gluten and preservatives to your meals.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast but not just any kind – start your day with nutrient-dense foods that will give your body maximum amount of energy for all-day activities. Dida Boža organic and natural products, in addition to being the ingredients for sweet and savory recipes, are often the first choice when making breakfast.
We are eagerly awaiting the next holiday and looking forward to spending it with our loved ones. Take a look at our tips below to make this Easter even more special.
Spring has arrived, and with it longer and warmer days with more activities. At this time, usually in March, spring fatigue can often occur. This is reflected in symptoms such as sleepiness, lack of energy, feelings of lethargy or changes in appetite. To enjoy spring activities without these symptoms, make sure to get enough nutrients into your body that will boost your energy and contribute to your health.
Everybody is familiar with the old, wise saying: „Mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body. “
At some point in our lives we realize that the time has come to leave our old habits behind and start a new, better, healthier beginning. The food we consume directly affects our behavior, mood and energy levels, and all the other things getting us through the day. Besides eating quality foods and staying physically active, it is important to give special attention to the activities that relax us, give peace to our mind, and boost our mood and creativity.
…for our golden Olympians! Right after 2021. Games and amazing triumph in coxless pairs rowing discipline, a TV commercial featuring Croatian Olympic champions Sinković brothers was aired across Croatian TV channels. Valent and Martin, three-time Olympic medal winners, were preparing for this prestigious competition with a little help of eco and conventional jams, as well as Dida Boža organic juices without added sugars.
Food and cooking? For some, it is a matter of need and some really enjoy cooking and exploring in every possible way. Our dear collaborator Pogača surprises us every day with delicious and eye-catching meals. Today we found out about her useful tips and advice regard cooking. In addition, we have prepared a few delicious and interesting ideas and recipes for a healthy lunch, snack, or dinner that might not immediately occur to you.
If you haven't heard about „Noćnjak“ yet, you could easily confuse it with its original meaning - oil leaking from the olive. This time we are not talking about that Noćnjak, but the international manifestation of olive growers and producers. The event is taking place for 15 years in a row to evaluate and reward the best oils and products made from it.
We are sure you already had the chance to try Dida Boža products, but maybe you aren't fully familiarized with the brand origins and how it all began. Dida Boža is a Croatian brand following the traditional Dalmatian recipe, which dates way back in the past.
Warmer days are again ahead of us, and we all want to take the best advantage out of them. Mild, sunny weather, fresh air, yummy snacks and fun activities are proven to be the winning combination, so we are bringing you a checklist of things to consider when organizing an unforgettable picnic in nature!
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With a pleasant relaxing atmosphere, we convey a touch of tradition, taste and a healthy lifestyle, in order to provide you with a true holiday that relaxes your mind and nourishes your soul.
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There is no better annual season for maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Use the summer as best you can.
The Dida Boža brand is the Croatian market leader in the organic products segment. It is synonymous for unique Dalmatian flavor products and top quality. The brand is named after a real person, grandfather of company owner Neb Chupin.