So we’re still totally stoked about our feature month in this month’s O, The Oprah Magazine. (Holy cow, right??) We wanted to share the love, so we’re giving a bunch of delicious stuff away during August!
First up is a box of gourmet sugars by the fabulous Chambre de Sucre.
I’ll admit it: I’ve been eating these like, well, candy.
Let me back up.
Chambre de Sucre sugar
Lisa Kunizaki and I connected a few months back on Facebook. She’s been following The Hungry Mouse for a while, and it turns out that she runs Chambre de Sucre, an amazing handcrafted sugar company based in Japan.
After chatting online for a while, she offered to send me samples of her entire line.
I have to say, Chambre de Sucre kicks it old school when it comes to customer service. I haven’t dealt with such a warm, friendly company in a long time. Their personal touch is out of control.
And…I honestly don’t know what’s better than getting a big box of fancy sugar in the mail.
My box of sugar arrived with a handwritten note from Lisa…
…which was so nice, it now lives on our fridge.
Here are all the sugar samples she sent me:
Lisa was also kind enough to send me a full box of their sucre rond as a gift.
What, you ask, are sucre rond?
Only the prettiest (and most delicious) sugar balls I’ve ever seen. Take a look.
Aren’t they beautiful? (I know people who ship glassware with less care and packaging.)
Use them just as you would regular lumps of sugar…in coffee, tea, as decoration, etc.
So what else do they make?
Here’s pretty much their full line up of gourmet sugars. Learn more or order on their website.
We particularly loved the Amber Sugar, super yummy rock sugar with hints of molasses.
The mini flowers were also a hit.
As was the rainbow sugar.
And then there were the glass huggers
Check these sweet little beasties out.
They sit on the edge of your glass or mug like this:
…so you can serve cups of steaming hot tea or coffee like this:
Lisa actually just became a certified tea master, and is blending her own line of teas, as well. There won’t be a ton of them, but each will be named after a member of her family.
Love it, all of it. Thanks again, Lisa!
We’re giving away a box of Sucre Rond!
In addition to my samples, Chambre de Sucre has been sweet enough to donate a petit box of Sucre Rond (36 pieces) for one lucky winner. So if you have visions of commanding your own little army of sugar balls, here’s your chance.
How to enter
To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
Whatâ€™s your favorite sweet treat and why?
Thatâ€™s it. (No really, thatâ€™s it.)
- You must enter a valid e-mail address on the comment form. (Thatâ€™s how weâ€™ll contact you if you win.)
- Only one entry per person.
- This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
- Deadline for entries is Midnight (EST) on Friday, August 3, 2012.
One winner will be chosen on Sunday, August 5 by random number generator and notified by e-mail. The winner will receive one petit box of Sucre Rond (36 pieces), shipped directly to them by Chambre de Sucre.