Saturday, 10 October 2015

Giveaway #511 : Win a Chimasu Far East foodie box (& review and discount code) - closed - winner Val Pownall


Chimasu is a monthly subscription box containing tasty snacks from across the Far East, delivered directly to your door in the UK. Each month subscribers receive 12-15 of their favourite original snacks from countries such as Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, along with English descriptions so you know exactly what you're getting.


We received a box to review and as soon as we opened it, we were wowed by the authentic packaging and exotic treats nestling inside. As you all know, I love globecooking, so receiving a box of foodie goodies from far flung corners of the globe was a real treat.


The Madhouse kids got very excited about trying out some of the goodies (as you can see if you look closely in the background behind the bag of crisps !). The first thing we tried was these light and crispy Onion Rings crisps, which disappeared in minutes.


They also devoured the Mini Cream Wafers - I haven't eaten pink wafers for years so it was a bit of a blast from the past for me too ! - and the crispy spongey biscuits were a great hit too.


The slightly spicy snacks appealed more to the grown-ups, but they soon disappeared too.


The Mustard Peas divided opinions - they have a definite kick after eating a handful ! - but there are sweet options too, such as the fruity chewy sweets and coffee flavoured sweets.


The Madhouse Kids were delighted to discover these cute Hello Panda biscuits that are chocolated-filled and have little panda designs stamped on them - a guaranteed crowd pleaser !


The first foodie things I think of when I hear the words Far East are sushi, noodles and prawn crackers and the Chimasu box covered all of those too, with a bag of Ramen wheat crackers, shrimp flavoured crackers, Soba noodles and seaweed (which ended up being the least popular but most exotic item in the box).

Each Chimasu box contains a range of around 12-15 different Oriental snacks which have been picked based on your preferences. A Chimasu subscription costs £18 per month (with the price going down the longer you subscribe for) and postage and packaging is free within the UK. You can get £5 off your first box by using the code "signupoffer" at the checkout.

Their generosity doesn't stop there though. Chimasu have kindly offered to send a Far East foodie box to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. (Please note that you will receive a different selection of goodies to those pictured.) Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 24/10/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

162 comments:

  1. Mixed stir fry
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  2. Chinese 5 spice, noodles, rice, soy sauce, tamari...

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  3. Oh, all the good things - sushi especially. (@KatDray)

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  4. It evokes memories of the years I lived in Hong Kong and Brunei - I used to love all the interesting and unusual snacks sold by the shops as well as the wonderful food served in homes and restaurants. These boxes sound like great fun, they would be packed with memories for me and my family.

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  5. Takeaways from my house sharing days, although that was probably the far east of Surrey!

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  6. something a little exotic and usually consisting of things I`ve rarely or never tried before

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  7. It evokes memories of being in Thailand For my honeymoon

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  8. Prawn Crackers,I'm not very adventurous x

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  9. It reminds me of the wonderful meals our Japanese au pair used to cook when I was a child

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  10. Crispy chilli beef, crispy shredded duck and pancakes, crispy seaweed, snow peas and wasabi

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  11. beef satay and fried rice CHERYL HADFIELD

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  12. Pam Francis Gregory11 October 2015 at 18:31

    Egg Fried Rice

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  13. egg fried rice

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  14. Spices and flavour

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  15. Spicy noodles are my favourite

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  16. Far East food means Malaysian Fish Stew for me - a lovely recipe given to me by my mother in law.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  17. those onion rings crisps look amazing

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  18. Never been to that part of the world but the food is spicy, exotic & very tasty, my favourite is Thai food

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  19. Memories of a fantastic tour of China about 20 years ago.

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  20. The mustard peas sound interesting

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  21. Far east food evokes the exotic and the unknown.

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  22. I actually really like seaweed as a snack!

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  23. Usually exotic spices and delicious fresh ingrediants but when it comes to snacks I think of something unusual that I'm not entirely sure what it is I am eating with pictures of cute pandas

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  24. Far East food for me would be rice and lots of vegetables

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  25. Excellent. Makes me think of dim sum!

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  26. Prawn toast (LOVE IT!); prawn fried rice; noodles (with prawns?)

    ~ Anthony G

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  27. I love prawn crackers - I've entered

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  28. Memories of my time in Japan

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  29. Entered. I love Japanese, Vietnamese & Thai food. I like Chinese (when it's made properly) too, especially Schezuan. Will try anything different!

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  30. Loads of different types of noodles, spices and aromas!

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  31. Spices would be my first thought and a rich aroma

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  32. It makes me think of Bombay Mix

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  33. Images of my trips around Asia :) mainly Thailand and Indonesia

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  34. Anything with ginger, soy sauce and mirin. Yum!

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  35. Veg stirfry (@PeanutHog)

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  36. It reminds me of Saturday nights at home in front of the TV watching some good old decent Gladiators and Blind Date. It was our once a week treat!

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  37. Christina Palmer23 October 2015 at 13:49

    Lots of noodles to accompany a stir fry

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  38. memories of delicious food in China Town. Yum!

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  39. I love the look of the onion rings! I love Thai food though - a good green curry! yum!

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  40. Noodles! We love noodles. And soy sauce.

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  41. always noodles!

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  42. Cantonese style sweet n sour chicken

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  43. It evokes memories of family trips to Hong Kong and Japan from a young age. My mum would work there a lot and when we went out I would love choosing little food likes these from the little convenience stores. I especially loved the Hello Pandas!

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  44. I used to eat the hello panda biscuits on holiday in Cyprus.

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  45. I love all the fruity desserts. Even like the fact they have fruit in main meals! I do love a chicken, mango and lychee curry.

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  46. Noodles @jaizduck

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  47. Absolutely anything. My late father was Chinese and a chef

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  48. Egg fried rice

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  49. I'd like to try those corn on the cob street food.

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  50. Prawn toast & crispy seaweed πŸ’—

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  51. Prawn toast & crispy seaweed πŸ’—

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  52. It says fried rice to me. Yum! Please count me in.

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  53. I love chicken and sweetcorn soup, so light. Would love to try these onion rings too!

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  54. Chinese supermarkets in China Town in London, buying packets of white mice sweets :)

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  55. Ohhh I love Crispy Chicken Chinese Style.

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  56. mainly makes me hungry lol, but mainly spring rolls

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  57. Spices and new exciting flavours! :)

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  58. Sushi & noodles

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  59. hot days and balmy nights, street vendors and exotic smells.

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  60. Love love love anything Chinese. Really tasty food. Filling and just yummy xx

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  61. egg fried rice!

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  62. lots of different flavours and smells :)

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  63. Lots of spices & interesting flavour combinations & fun & quirky packaging!

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  64. Thank you so much Cheryl! Fantastic! :D

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