Win a box of October Nourishing Essentials Care Package filled with yuzu flavored goodies from Kokoro Care Packages! This is a worldwide giveaway, so enter for your chance to win the delicious box for yourself.
To usher in the most magical and delicious time of year, we’re excited to partner with our friends at Kokoro Care Package to give away their upcoming October Nourishing Essentials Care Package. The beautiful box features yuzu flavored condiments and pantry items as well as an in-depth English brochure. In case you’re wondering, yuzu is a unique citrus fruit that has a significant place in Japanese culture. Learn more below.
The giveaway is open to Just One Cookbook readers worldwide* (over 40 countries), and three (3) lucky winners will be selected!
*Note: please check this page to see if your country is included.
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Yuzu: Japan’s Citrus Treasure (柚子)
Visit Japan in late fall or early winter, and you’ll see the countryside dotted with trees bearing beautiful bright yellow citrus fruits known as yuzu. With a taste best described as a cross between a tart lemon, a sweet mandarin orange, and a fragrant grapefruit, yuzu marks the change of seasons and is known around the world as Japan’s beloved citrus fruit. Extremely versatile, everything from its zest to its flesh and its seeds to its juice can be found lending its treasured flavor to many of Japan’s favorite foods.
Beyond its culinary uses, yuzu can also be found cut open or wrapped in cotton bags and immersed in hot baths and onsens, especially around the winter solstice. Yuzu is said to relax the body and mind while easing aches and tight muscles, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Enjoy the sweet, tart flavor of Japan’s beloved citrus fruit as you explore these seasonal yuzu specialities:
- YUZUKA (POWDERED YUZU ZEST) (ゆず香)
Made entirely from yuzu peels grown using organic farming methods in Oita Prefecture, this yuzu zest holds an abundance of the citrus flavors and natural oils, making it the perfect way to add the refreshing taste of yuzu to any dish.
- SHINSHU’S YUZU TARTAR SAUCE (信州タルタルソース ゆず)
This artisanal tartar sauce combines two unique Japanese ingredients: smooth Japanese mayonnaise and pickled rakkyo (Japanese scallion), with aromatic yuzu citrus peels to create a delicious spread which artfully balances all five tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.
- YUZU MISO & NORI ARARE (RICE CRACKERS) (柚子みそ巻き)
These bite-sized arare (crackers made from mochi or glutinous rice) are a luxurious blend of sweet citrus yuzu and umami rich miso from Kochi prefecture wrapped in seaweed.
- YUZU KANTEN (ゆず寒天)
One of the most popular souvenirs from the Seto Inland Sea, these yuzu kanten are a vegan, jelly-like candy that perfectly highlight the tart citrus taste of the added fresh yuzu peels.
- YUZU SYRUP (柚子シロップ)
Made on a family run farm located just outside of Osaka, this yuzu syrup combines yuzu with sugar and honey from 100 local flowers, and is a refreshing addition to drinks and desserts.
- YUZU SENCHA (ゆず煎茶)
This yuzu sencha combines yuzu peels that have been crushed by hand with sencha, Japan’s most popular green tea, from Nara Prefecture to create a tea that balances its bitter and sweet aroma and taste.
About Kokoro Care Packages
Kokoro (written as 心 in kanji) translates into “heart” in Japanese, yet has a much deeper meaning. It represents the “spirit”, “soul” and “emotion”, and is the foundation of each of the Kokoro Care Packages. You can read more here.
Kokoro Care Packages was founded by two female entrepreneurs, Lillian Hanako Rowlatt and Aki Sugiyama, two friends living an ocean apart but who wanted to share their love of authentic Japanese food while supporting local Japanese farmers and producers. They offer hand-crafted Care Packages filled with premium-quality, all-natural Japanese foods delivered straight from Japan to your door.
Each item (including noodles, cooking essentials sauces, spices, snacks, soups, teas and more) is carefully selected for its quality, ease of use and of course, great taste! All products are free from chemicals and many cannot be found outside of Japan.
They work closely with local producers who share their values and are passionate about the foods they create, while connecting you to their stories and their communities. They also include all the English translations making it easy to enjoy all these Japanese tastes and flavors.
How Does the Service Work?
Their Care Packages are available in two options: Subscriptions and Collections.
- Subscription Care Packages: available monthly Nourishing Essentials Care Package and quarterly Seasonal Delights Care Package. One time gift purchases are also available.
- Collections Care Packages: available year round for delivery at any time. They are available in: A) Creative Beginnings: Redefining “Wa” Care Package – of Japanese cooking essentials B) Zuru Zuru Noodles: “Yui” Care Package – a curation of Japan’s best noodles C) Japanese Green and Specialty Teas: “Ryu” Care Package – hand-picked selection of authentic Japanese teas. D) Japanese Snacks and Sweets: “Raku” Care Package – traditional Japanese treats. E) Dashi: “Umami” Care Package – the essence of Japanese cuisine. F) Vegan Shojin Ryori: “Zen” Care Package – their recently released first ever entirely vegan Care Package.
Special Discount for Just One Cookbook Readers Worldwide
Kokoro Care Packages is also offering Just One Cookbook readers a 10% discount on your first order from a subscription purchase.
You can use the code at the checkout and it is limited to one use per customer. Be sure to use your code by September 30th, 2021.
Please Note: Your email for the comment entry has to match with your email address in my Email Newsletter Subscription mailing list.
This giveaway contest closes on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. PST and is open worldwide*.
*Note: please check this page to see if your country is included.
Three (3) winners will be selected via Random.org and contacted via email, so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (please double check your spelling!).
The winners are required to respond within 36 hours to claim the prize.
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