Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rudolph's Gift Guide Day 18: Quality Chopsticks Review & Giveaway

**Contest Closed**Partners Micah and Mikiko started Quality Chopsticks out of pure frustration over not being able to find decent chopsticks in the United States, even online. Mikiko is originally from Japan, so her knowledge of both the culture and the language aided in building relationships with the highest quality chopstick manufacturers in Japan. They've built their business by stocking the best quality products and making them available 24/7.



Typically when you go for sushi, what you get are those cheap disposable wooden chopsticks that you have to break apart and then try to avoid splintering yourself as you eat. We don't even put our feet on splintered pieces of wood, so why on earth do we eat with them? Thankfully, Micah sent me the super cool Stainless Steel Chopsticks Akebono. I've never seen a pair quite like this. They actually break down in size for easy keeping and when you're ready to use them, they snap together easily. The top half features a black-to-red gradient and the bottom half are stainless steel with grooves to help you hold on to that piece of eel. Imagine that - stainless steel, just like a fork! Above all, how cool am I going to be breaking out my very own chopsticks the next time I dine sushi-style?

BUY IT! Use coupon code ppma09 to receive 10% off of your entire purchase!

WIN IT! One lucky reader will win the 5-piece gift set in a wooden box! (U.S. Only). To enter, tell me what you love most from Quality Chopsticks, other than items mentioned in this post.

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No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product, and I offered my honest opinion. Thanks to Quality Chopsticks for generously providing the chopsticks for review and a gift set for one reader. Contest closes at 9:00pm EST on December 4th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!

104 comments:

  1. The deep forest chopsticks are gorgeous!!!!

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  6. We love chopsticks. Hubby used to live in Japan so we eat a lot of asian foods. I'd love not to keep buying cheap chop sticks for him! DH can drive and eat with chop sticks. LOL

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  7. and I tweeted
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  8. We actually cook with chopsticks, beat eggs, stir ingredients together, etc. so quality chopsticks would be nice to have. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I think it's nice that they have Beginner Chopsticks for people who are still learning how to use them!

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  14. Yes, I follow your blog. I know that's a shock.

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  29. I am a fan of Quality Chopsticks on Facebook

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  38. I love quality chopsticks because I don't taste the gross splintery wood flavor while I'm trying to eat.

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  39. I like the Nishi Jin Buddhism Gift set!
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  40. I like the long beginners chopsticks.

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  42. I like the Left-Handed Beginners Chopsticks because I am left handed as is my niece and a nephew.
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  43. I like the Spiral Dynasty chopsticks and the 3 tone wood rest :) Very pretty :D

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  44. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6094423506

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  45. I really like the Beginners Chopsticks (long). And I love that you can build your own gift sets. Thanks!

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  48. My Korean friends taught me to love the stainless steel chopsticks because you can sterilize them, unlike wooden ones.
    I like the Beginners Chopsticks (short) for my sons.

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  49. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6170555338

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  50. I love the Spiraled Dynasty Chopsticks. They look so beautiful.

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  56. I love all the different designs, and they all look so elegant and beautiful!

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  58. i heart that they have beginner ones!!
    they are so elegant!

    thanks

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  61. I like the Beginner's Short Chopsticks.

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  62. i like the short beginners chopsticks --and i like that there'a a lefty version!

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  66. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6323135897

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  67. The Deep Forest Chopsticks are beautiful.

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  75. I like the beginners chopsticks.

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  80. I love that they have many wraps and boxes! Thanks!

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  81. I'm a follower!

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  87. The beginners chopsticks are really cool. I would have loved to learn how to use chopsticks with those.

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  89. The Red Wood Chopsticks look really classy!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I like the 10-Piece Guest Chopstick Gift Set.

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