Random.org gave me #308.
Which is Kathlyn!
Let me know what address you want me to mail you the package to at Kay@kayotic.nl, or feel free to use the contact form in my site! Hope you’ll like it and thanks for entering!
It’s been a while since my last giveaway. So here I’ve been, pondering the perfect giveaway for a Dutch girl’s food blog, with visitors coming from all corners of the world. Which is a really nice break from pondering the meaning of life, you know? Then it hit me; Dutch food items! Of course! The kinda stuff you can only buy here!
So I’ve prepared a care package with several typically Dutch food items. The kiddo helped me collect them, so if there are little bites taken out here and there, you’ll know who to blame! Because these items might be new to some people, I’ve also printed a few recipe cards for the person who wins the package! Just to give you a few ideas.
To enter, let me know if you’ve ever been to the Netherlands and what your favorite Dutch food item was. Or if you haven’t been here, what food specialty is native to where you live!
Some things need no introduction. No Dutch care package is complete without Blooker Pure Dutch Cocoa. It’s the real deal!
American peanut butter. I’ve tried them all. From Skippy, to Jif, Peter Pan and several others. Turn about is only fair play, time for you to try our Dutch peanut butter.
A personal favorite of mine: Yofresh. You know how I always combine mayonnaise with yogurt, right? They already did it for me, resulting in a relatively low-fat, wonderful fresh sauce that can be used on anything. From salads to bread and french fries.
Speaking of French fries; as the entire world has known ever since Pulp Fiction, we Dutchies eat our fries with mayonnaise. Not any regular ole mayonnaise, though, we use a special french fries sauce that’s slightly different from mayonnaise. This one is spiked with herbs.
I’m also adding Chan’s, my favorite curry masala, an item I still have to buy first thing tomorrow morning, so I borrowed the photo from my Roti Chicken posting. My bad.
We’re quite happy with our Dutch Indonesia connection here, because you see, it gives us full access to amazing products such as Sambal and Ketjap (Kecap) Manis—a wonderfully thick and sweet soy sauce that’s a staple in most Indonesian and Dutch households.
I’m not really sure just how typically Dutch this is, it’s a snack we call borrelnoten. They’re peanuts with a crunchy, savory coating. Very hard to stop eating until you’ve reached the bottom of the bag.
This is ontbijtkoek, a Dutch spiced cake, kinda like gingerbread cake. Literally translated it would mean breakfast cake, but it’s not usually eaten for breakfast. We don’t just eat the cake like this, along with a cup of coffee and lightly buttered, but we also use it to spike up stews with or even crumble some into our ground beef when we make meatballs. My favorite ontbijtkoek is this one, it has caramel and honey added to it. Need I say more?
Hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), is something I grew up with. Along with everyone else here. Nothing beats a fresh slice of white bread with a thick layer of butter and hagelslag. We eat peanut butter and hagelslag sandwiches here like you guys eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Same effect. This box contains a few small packages with different kinds of sprinkles for you to try.
A white crispy bun with a steaming hot Unox smoked sausage is about as Dutch as it gets.
We use a lot of castor sugar here. It’s a fine sugar that works wonders in cakes because of its quick dissolving properties.
What can I say about Dutch liquorice? You either love it or you hate it. There’s just no middle ground. My favorite is salty liquorice, terrible for my blood pressure, but sooo tasty.
Saving the best for last. No care package without stroopwafels. Crispy waffles with a caramel syrup filling.
Also included are several Dutch fridge magnets and one of my beloved cheese grater planers (oh, how I love that word).
I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday morning. Good luck!