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.
This month we’re partnering 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 that will remind of you of the upcoming fall season in Japan.
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.
Win a Box October Nourishing Essentials Care Package Today!
Yuzu: Japan’s Citrus Treasure
As Japan’s beloved citrus fruit, yuzu marks the change of seasons and is used in everything from its zest to its flesh and its seeds to its juice. The taste is best described as a cross between a tart lemon, a sweet mandarin orange, and a fragrant grapefruit. Enjoy the sweet, tart flavor as you explore these seasonal specialties flavored by yuzu:
SPICY YUZU KOSHO COOKIES
These bite-sized cookies are made with flavorful yuzu kosho from Miyazaki Prefecture which is uniquely combined with wheat flour, eggs, and olive oil to create a cookie that has a citrus yuzu flavor that enhances overtime and is finished with a slightly spicy aftertaste.
YUZU SALT CANDY
These delightful and generational yuzu salt candies have a mild, natural sweetness and are the perfect balance of sweet, citrus, and salt flavors.
ŌSUMI YUZU GREEN TEA
This steamed green tea is made from the freshest tea leaves picked in Ōsumi, located in the eastern part of Kagoshima Prefecture. The leaves are carefully and diligently steamed to produce a tea with the highest quality color, richness, and taste, which is then combined with yuzu to create a tea that balances vegetal green tea with tart, sweet citrus.
CRUNCHY PICKLED YUZU DAIKON
No meal in Japan is complete without a side of pickles (known as tsukemono). Daikon and carrots are the base for this refreshing and crunchy tsukemono. The addition of both yuzu peel and yuzu juice provides a natural tart, sweet citrus flavor while the pickling ingredients add a mellow acidity and subtle umami.
YUZU SUSHI VINEGAR
Sushi vinegar is typically made with rice vinegar seasoned with sugar and salt which is then combined with rice to make sushi rice. This rare sushi vinegar also includes yuzu peels, which add refreshing citrus accents, and is used by top chefs at sushi restaurants and traditional Japanese-style restaurants. It’s made in one of the leading vinegar breweries in Kishu that has been brewing traditional sake and vinegar in Wakayama Prefecture for over 100 years.
YUZU NOODLE SAUCE
This light, citrus “mazeru mentsuyu” (mixed noodle sauce) is made from Choko’s signature soy sauce combined with yuzu juice from Kochi Prefecture and is the perfect dressing for making a refreshing cold noodle salad.
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) Japanese Green and Specialty Teas: “Ryu” Care Package – a hand-picked selection of authentic Japanese teas.
- C) Japanese Snacks and Sweets: “Raku” Care Package – traditional Japanese treats.
- D) Dashi: “Umami” Care Package – the essence of Japanese cuisine.
- E) 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-time use per customer. Be sure to use your code by September 30th, 2022.
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 Friday, September 23rd, 2022, 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.
(CLOSED) HOW TO ENTER:
You can enter up to 6 tickets (max) to increase your odds of winning. Good luck!
Ticket 1 (Required): Subscribe to Kokoro Care Packages newsletter at the bottom of the homepage and leave a comment below with your favorite Japanese food.
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The giveaway is now closed. The winners are:
- Kirsty Kasturi
- Barb R
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