To celebrate the start to a new year, our January NEW YEAR box includes a few fitting items celebrate a fresh beginning and introduce you to how Koreans celebrate the 1st on the first month of a new (lunar) year! In Korea, the pig is associated mainly with prosperity and wealth. Therefore, many look forward to the year of the pig as they believe it will bring them good fortune. What’s extra special about 2019 however, is that it is the year of the GOLDEN pig. Therefore, bringing more fortune than ever before.
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Read on to find out what’s in this month’s box:
This month’s magazine features EXTRA spreads, totalling thirty-six pages of new year guides and gifts to help you start the year informed and inspired. For this month’s NEW YEAR magazine, we want to help you understand what makes Korea such a fascinating and vibrant country – from the colourful Hanbok and its journey through time, to one of our favourite Korean snacks and how it came to be. Moreover, we’ve also included an appropriately warm and mouth-watering recipe for you to try, and our monthly language guide to enable you to achieve mastery.
This month has extra 4 pages of content to kick off 2019 to fit in our special interviews with composers that have worked with Twice, Red Velvet and BTS!
Cute Pig Zodiac Pen
Beyond simply featuring a trove of pig-related perks which includes an adorable pig-themed pen to write down your new year’s resolutions.
Banana Milk Coin Zip Pouch
We’ve also included a New Year coin pouch to wish you good fortune and prosperity in 2019. Of course we had to pick an iconic and cute symbol of Korean snacks which you must have seen in many variety shows, dramas and K-Idols drinking – Banana Milk!
Banana Milk is one of Korea’s classic drinks popularized by its quirky commercials in the past and its countless appearances in Korean entertainment. You might have seen it somewhere before! It is a sweet and tasty drink known not only for its taste but bottle design. It’s design hasn’t changed since the 70s and has become an icon of sorts. Hopefully this handy Banana Milk Purse will bring a little sweetness into your life in 2019. 바나나나~바나나나맛우유
Calligraphy Sunset Postcard
On the post card is the phrase “그대 내개 행복을 주는 사람” or “You are the one who brings me happiness” which is a famous lyric taken from a well-known song in Korea called, 행복을 주는 사람 by 해바라기. The song is about how one is simply happy and content to be with the one they love despite the circumstances. With this exclusive postcard, designed in collaboration with Jang Hyeonju, Inspire Me Korea wishes you happiness in 2019. This was designed with the first sunset of the year in Korea in mind, please enjoy the beautiful colours!
You should receive a combination of the following snacks:
This popular snack from Korea is not just delicious, but fun! It is filled with crackers shaped as multiple sea creatures. While eating it you can enjoy looking at the different shapes and guessing what creature it might be. You can share with your others and have a good time showing each other what you’re eating. The box also includes a description of the shapes of the crackers, so you can check and see if you were right while learning some new Korean words!
Allergy Advice: Wheat, Milk, Soybean
Ingredients: wheat flour, gelatinized corn flour, vegetabel oil(palm oil, palm olein, palm stearin, palm kernel, coconut oil, oleoresin rosemary), modified potao starch, yellow sugar, seaweed taste seasoning(worcester sauce mix-r, soy saucepowder, white sugar, hvp,squid extract power, crystalline fructose, salt, glycine, vinegar powder, crystalline glucose, yeast, seaweed powder, calcium phosphate, tribasic, worcester sauce flavor)
This delightful snack from Korea is one that has brought many joy during Korea’s hard times. Due to its affordable price back when it was first sold. It is a snack with great meaning for many as it was one of the only sweets that many could eat at a time of great poverty. Sometimes, Korean people also gather many Choco Pies and form it into a tower to offer it is a “whole cake”. It’s also a snack most commonly given to those who first start their training at the military. Hopefully, this snack brings you the sweetness it has to many others this coming year!
Allergy Advice: Wheat, Milk, Soybean
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Vegetable Fat (Partially HydrogenatedPalm Oil), Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Coconut Oil), Sorbitol, Cocoa Powder, Whole MilkPowder, Lactose, Leavening (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Cocoa Mass, Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin, Mono & Diglycerides), Vanillin, Hydrolyzed MilkProtein, Artificial Vanilla Flavor.
BONUS: Corn Tassel Tea
What better way to start the new year than with a nice cup of tea? This corn tassel tea will help you relax with its rich taste. After all the hassle from 2018 you deserve some nice quiet time to sit back and be present. So in 2019, enjoy this treat from our New Year Box.
Allergy Advice: Soy
Ingredients: Rice, Palm Oil, Sugar, Glucose, Potato Starch, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybean), Salt, Vegetable Oil, Food Acid
Revitalise and start the new year with ginseng ingredient, a Korean natural herbal root which is known for nutrition and deep moisturising qualities.
Blooming Cell BLUE sheet mask – for sebum control, moisturising and relaxing. Anti-oxidant and ingredients boost skin energy. 100% cotton sheet. Use these as part of your routine to end the day with a little pamper.
Make sure to tag us in your pamper session this month, we want to see those selfies.
We can’t get enough of them, and if you’re also obsessed, why not check out our 7 DAY SHEET MASK SET to try a mask a day? We promise you’ll love the effects.
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