A box of tasty treats!

10 December 2011

Whenever my relatives in Hong Kong send us parcels they are always wrapped in the same way. Without fail, they are wrapped in thick green parcel paper and often reinforced with string that I know my grandad has meticulously knotted together. This makes them easy to recognise whenever the postman is at my door with that familiar green parcel in his arms. I happily signed for the package which contained perfectly wrapped Christmas presents and lots of other goodies crammed inside. 
package from hkInside were lots of treats which they knew that we would appreciate. Including the super random Hello Kitty sandwich bags which let's face it, are much better than plain sandwich bags. In keeping with the Asian stereotype, we were also sent lots and lots of noodles!
hello kitty suppliesnoodles My relatives wasted no space in the box and stuffed random treats to fill up the space. The Japanese Caramel Candy below are awesome. They're melon and sweetcorn flavoured. I guess sweetcorn seems like a funny flavour but it's lovely and milky and you have to try it to understand! These sweets join the rest of the contents of our 'Sweet' drawer at home which is stuffed with random Asian treats. The 'Sweet' drawer and the 'Tea Cupboard' are definitely my favourite places in the kitchen!
japanese caramel candygreen goodies
My favourite things in the parcel are all the green goodies. Wasabi Pretz, Mint Pocky and for the tea junkie that I am, they included two packs of loose green tea (yay!) which I can't wait to try. Now for Christmas day to discover the contents of all the other goodies...

50 comments:

  1. Oh your relatives are super nice :) I love all the winter edition of snacks right now haha. Enjoy!!

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  2. All this stuff looks amazing, I love seeing snacks from different countries.. x

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  3. I want your relatives to be my relatives! When I saw the green pretz, i thought it was a "christmas" flavour. I thought the wasabi in the left hand corner was a sprout. xxx

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  4. Waaaaaa~~~ OMG is this just a package full of deliciousness! I love Asian treats so much it seems like forever since I raided the stores for absolutely anything delicious and kitty shaped lol! Have fun munching through it all xoxo

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  5. MINT POCKY!! Omg..wow, what a treat this box of goodies is!

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  6. Yummy delights! Love the Hello Kitty packaging.

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  7. What a great present! Love the candies!

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  8. What a great post to find on Saturday!!

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  9. The packaging is just so awesome ! Everything makes me happy. I'm so envious of your amazing parcels and really want to track down some sweetcorn sweeties !!! <3 Molly

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  10. How lucky you are! The hello kitty baggies are adorable!

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  11. This looks AMAZING, I am so jealous!

    Maria xxx

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  12. Oh my, this is all so very exciting !!! My auntie used to live in Japan and send me boxes of all kinds of candy and my all time fave kerokerokeroppi stationary !

    Boxes of goodies from family are such fun !

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  13. I'm always a little jealous of you when you make this kind of posts haha XD

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  14. Wow, what an incredible package- so much loot! How lovely to get a big old swag bag, especially when it contains so much food. I'm really intrigued by the sweetcorn caramel too, it does indeed sound odd but I'd be curious to try it.

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  15. I see all these things at my grocery store. I still haven't tasted them all. :)

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  16. MEGA Yowza for parcels. I get all giddy when I see one in the mail for ma haha. Mint Pocky? No way! I want to try some! And I thought Id tried all the flavours haha xx

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  17. All of the food looks so delicious, I adore trying out food from other cultures, I find it fascinating <3
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  19. What a lovely parcel :) The hello kitty treats are so cute! Enjoy! x

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  20. love it!

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  21. I miss candy
    I've been trying to shy away from it
    looks great though!

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  22. This is so wonderful - there is nothing better than getting a package from a loved one - especially if it's filled with such lovely food and treats!

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  23. SOOO sweet of them to send you a snack package. I love how you arranged them by color hehe
    wasabi pretz...hmmm sounds interesting :O

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  24. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....what a lovely post and you got such sweet families back in HK!!! What's sandwich bags? Are you referring to Zip lock bags? hehe

    Gosh, the food looks yum! Im not sure if its cuz i live here so i dont tend to eat too much of the stuff. Although my colleagues at work always manage to buy a lot of these yum treats and treat me every now and then:)I've not tried the wasabi pretz tho...need to try it!

    P.S. Regarding my xmas tree post, i was actually thinking of gold/purple this yr too but changed my mind to gold/silver last min as i already had silver ornaments at home so that way i could spare money by only buying the gold ornaments,lol...Hope to see your x'mas tree too, Winnie!!!:D

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  25. Btw, i had to tell u this as i was laughin my head off when i read what u wrote in the beginning. i totally know what u mean about the thick green parcel paper cuz my parent does the same when they send stuff off to Denmark! lol but it sure is durable! haha

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  26. Mmmm this all looks too good to be true!

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  27. Ohhh getting packages is the best...so fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. this looks so yummy! would your fam in HK be up for a care package swap with me?! xoxo

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  30. Heeeeey I have those noodles aswell haha :P funny...
    So sweet of your family sending you treats ^^
    I want to try that Pocky mint flavor!!

    xx

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  31. mint pocky?! ahh! i must run into SF Supermarket (asian market) right now and look for it :) hope you enjoy all of your goodies! send hellos to your family from me, hehe

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  33. Hmmm, looks so yummy!! I miss japanese snacks..! I wonder how the Wasabi pretz taste like ;) xo akiko
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  34. so jealous of all these great treats from HK! I love HK, totally miss it!

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  35. wow!!! very nice treats.... cute, yummy and so colorful, love it!!!

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  36. Haha. I definitely would have opened the presents already, but what a great package. =]

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  37. It looks fabulous, what a tasty gift :)

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  38. Oh wow I would love to receive a parcel like that! How lovely! What's your favourite thing inside?

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  39. So jealous! I know exactly what you mean about the green wrapping paper with the string tie knot! haha

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  40. Ooo what a perfect perfect package of goodies! I love how it looks color-coordinated in that first photo, Winnie! Greens and Hello Kitty pinks (Hello Kitty sandwich bags?! Awesome!!!). My grandparents died before I was born, but I would like to think I would get a similar package from Chinatown D.C. if they were still around :)
    Enjoy your pocky! Yummm pocky!

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  42. Oh please, Winne, can you8r family just adopt me as an extra member? These Asian goodies and distinctive parcels, I'd fit right in!

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  43. Aaaaah that all looks so yummy! And Hello Kitty bags would spice up any lunch box :D ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  45. wow, i'm super jealous! makes me want to hit hk right this minute! ^^

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  46. Everything tastes better with Hello Kitty on it.

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