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I've been blogging over at Our Sleeping Flowers these days. Still me, and still delicious, come join me!

Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences, ideas, and opinions about what it means or doesn't mean to shop local and/or organic. It's something that's an every errand day choice, and one that we shouldn't worry too much about because ultimately, both are aiming for good things. Your comments got me thinking about other things we do, like how we are more willing to buy for health and taste reasons over anything else. I hope you will think about what your choices mean, and that you educate yourself and make them with intention and knowledge, not simply because it's the norm, or newest trend because guess what? no food trend is really ever a "new" thing. I know that I am always learning, and that's what makes life (and eating) so enjoyable.

I want to help you learn and experience new things, so I am doing a small giveaway in honor of the upcoming holiday. Chinese New Year is in two weeks, and I want one of my readers to try some of my favorite asian snacks. Really, I wish you all could try them, but I am only choosing one reader to win a small care package with a taste of each. check out today's zupas post about my favorite asian snacks (to see if you even really want to enter) then leave a comment here by next friday!

{to enter}

a few things:
- you have one week to enter. this giveaway closes friday, january 28th whenever i close the comments.
- winner will be chosen at random + announced at the bottom of this post.
- please leave a reliable e-mail for me to contact you. if there is no e-mail to contact you with, i pick again = you lose = sad day.
- anonymous comments don't count.
- i can only send to those in the USofA, sorry.

surprise! I picked two winners!

Well, husband picked them to be exact. He's good at that, I never know what numbers he will choose, makes it suspenseful + exciting; like a csa pick-up.

congratulations you two, you should have gotten an email from me.



  1. Pick me, pick me! I would love to nibble on some Asian treats, especially the Choco-Pie!


  2. Oh man--I LOVE White Rabbit candies! The rice paper on those are always fascinating!


  3. I want in on this Asian love!!

  4. mmm asian candies remind my of my childhood. yes please!


  5. These look like so much fun! I would love to try them all :-)

  6. I've only tried the sweet Asian treats so far like Hi-Chews and Pocky s thanks for your savory recommendations. Now I really want to try Nori Maki, Bin Bin crackers, and Lychee Fruit Jellies (b/c I love the actual fruit)! Again... Yay for Asian goodness!

  7. ugh oh- I forgot my email, does this double comment mean I get 2 chances to win ;) jk


  8. I love your blog, thank you for taking the time to make it useful and beautiful!

    Dixie Wise

  9. I would love to win this awesome giveaway. Fruit gummies are my favorite.


  10. I've never had Asian snacks. Maybe I'll win & that will change!!

  11. Love LOVE choco pies!!
    Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!

  12. Yumm!! I love Pocky. :) What a fun little giveaway.

  13. Oh my gosh, you have my mouth watering for all of those candies now!!!! I can't find all of them out here at our Oriental Market....

  14. These snacks look yummy and fun! :)

  15. Hi-Chew me! Please! Love them, and I would love to try your other favorite Asian snacks, because I happen to think you have great taste.

  16. What a fun giveaway! I'd love it!


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  18. WE love Asian snacks here. Whenever I take my kids with me to Kim Long Supermarket they are always loading up the cart with the snacks HAHA!


  19. Sounds too cool not enter!

    beckstreet at gmail dot com

  20. What an AWESOME give-away! This is our first Chinese New Year since coming home from China last May with our son. I would LOVE to add these snacks to our celebration!