Life’s Hectic, Meal Times Shouldn’t Be #AddALittleSummThing

Life’s Hectic, Meal Times Shouldn’t Be #AddALittleSummThing

Asian food is a family favourite over here but eating out with four kids can be a hassle—not just for us but other customers at our favourite restaurants.

That’s why we’re always on the search to bring our favourite flavours home but it must be fast and easy with little to no prep—like it would be if we ate out.

Life’s Hectic, Meal Times Shouldn’t Be

Life is busy hectic lately. With my work schedule and the kids having school, activities and burgeoning social lives some days we are looking for easy reheat and serve options.

Just because we’re feeling especially pressed for time doesn’t mean that we’re OK compromising on flavour though. We like our food and the expression ‘hangry’ rings true for all 6 of us if we’re not fed well.

Fine Choice Foods’ Sum-m! Brand

We were first introduced to Fine Choice Foods’ Sum-m! brand a few months ago on one of our shopping trips to our local Costco. I grabbed a package with little to no expectations, but I grabbed it because we love to try new things. Costco is pretty good at vetting the products they carry, I mean they’ve never failed us yet.

I remember the first time we made the spring rolls we only made half the package thinking it would be a snack. When everyone’s eyes lit up after the first bite and we all mumbled our approvals with stuffed mouths I got up and threw the second portion into the oven while we snacked away.

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We’ve continued to grab their products when we shopped because they are convenient and so easy to prepare. My oldest kids can even get them ready themselves and I can totally get behind a product that makes my job as a parent easier.

Sum-m! Vegetable Spring Rolls and Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyozas

The two products that we like to indulge in from Sum-m! are the Vegetable Spring Rolls and Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyozas. Out in Western Canada these can be found in local retailers and supermarkets but the rest of us Canadians can grab them from Costco across Canada.

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The spring rolls have been individually hand rolled and are filled with cabbage, carrot, mushroom, ground sesame and spices. With the first bite into that crunchy wrapper, your senses get consumed with hints of sesame oil and it’s oh so good. I like to dip mine in the Sum-m! plum sauce but my kids like them just the way they are—testament to their awesomeness.

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The Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyozas are my son’s favourite food in the world. They are bursting at the seams with cabbage, chicken, carrot, green onion, cilantro and all those flavours are infused with sesame oil, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. The layers of flavour present are advanced enough that my husband and I are impressed but also work so well together that my kids will all devour them.

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We eat these in two different ways—although I have a sneaking suspicion that my oldest also microwaves them for breakfast while I sleep.

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I pan fry them so that they get a crunchy golden bottom. They become like a perfect mixture of soft and juicy dumpling with crunchy wrapper. Dipped in the Sum-m! gyoza sauce it utter perfection.

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For a meal option on rushed days I add the dumplings to premade Pho while I cook it. In only 6 minutes I can have a hot bowl of soup in front of my hungry family and they always, always ask for seconds.

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These are in the refrigerated section of my Costco (where the dips/appetizers are) but the best part is you can freeze whatever portions you are not going to eat by the best before date, they’re fresh remember 😉

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Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, meal or something to bring to a holiday party, add Sum-m! Vegetable Spring Rolls and Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyozas to your shopping list now. For more info on their whole line up of products head to their website now.

Giveaway

We’re also giving away a $25 Prepaid Visa. You can spend it as you wish but you may want to put it towards grabbing some of the yummy treats from Sum-m! Open to Canada 12/26. Prize to be fullfilled by Home With Aneta Blog. In particular and without limitation, each Contestant releases Fine Choice Foods and Popcorn Media from any liability in connection with the contest.

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This post is in partnership with Fine Choice Foods’ Sum-m! brand. Although we have been compensated for sharing our story the opinions shared are honest and our own. 

84 Comments

  1. Erin N
    December 5, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I want to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls! Sounds delicious.

  2. Amy Heffernan
    December 5, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I would love to try the Asian Appetizer Pack! Thanks!

  3. Amina
    December 5, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    The Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls looks yummy! I’d love to try that!

  4. Shawn Mandel
    December 5, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Vegetable spring rolls, yummy!

  5. nicky
    December 5, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Excited to try the Chicken Gyoza!

  6. Stephanie LaPlante
    December 5, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I’m most excited to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

  7. Elaine G
    December 5, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I’d like to try the Crispy Mini Chicken Spring Rolls

  8. tanyab79
    December 5, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I am most excited to try the Crispy Pork Wontons.

  9. jennie
    December 5, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I would like to try out the Asian Appetizer Pack, b/c I can never decide.

  10. loucheryl
    December 5, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I love Won Ton Soup so I’d love to try their Pork and Chive Wonton Soup!

  11. kathy downey
    December 5, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I would love to try the Pork and Chive Wonton Soup!

  12. Alana
    December 5, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Chicken Goyza Dumplings would be my pick.

  13. Joyce S
    December 5, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    the Sesame Chicken Gyoza Dumplings look yummy!

  14. Tammy Dalley
    December 5, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Crispy Pork Wontons sounds delicious

  15. Julie-Lynne McCann
    December 5, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Mini Chicken Spring Rolls look amazing!!!

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  16. Donna L.
    December 5, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I’d try the Crispy Pork Wontons.

  17. michelle matta
    December 5, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Id like the Asian appetizer pack so i could try a few things. Also hubby loves these pack type things

  18. John C
    December 5, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    I would love to try the Crispy Pork Spring Rolls.

  19. travelbuds
    December 6, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I would love to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls. My kids eat spring rolls for after school snacks.

  20. Carole Dube
    December 6, 2017 / 2:43 am

    The Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls looks delicious! Thank you

  21. HEIDI C.
    December 6, 2017 / 3:56 am

    The Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls are one of my faves.

  22. Alex S.
    December 6, 2017 / 6:52 am

    I would try the Crispy Chicken Mini Spring Rolls.

  23. kristen visser
    December 6, 2017 / 8:19 am

    I am most excited to try the vegetable spring rolls! I have a spring roll obsession. I would also like to try the appetizer pack full of all the yummy goodies

  24. Brenda Penton
    December 6, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I’d love to try the Sesame Chicken Gyoza Dumplings

  25. Ira
    December 6, 2017 / 9:55 am

    I’d love to try Oriental Appetizer Pack and Asian Appetizer Pack – that would cover most of their products all at once 🙂

  26. Lynda Cook
    December 6, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Oh I want to try all of the products they have I love everything they make and I can not just pick one product, I sure wished there was a Costco closer to me, geez!!

  27. Marlene J
    December 6, 2017 / 11:06 am

    The Crispy Pork Spring Rolls sound good.

  28. Cheryl H
    December 6, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I would love to try the Oriental Appetizer Pack, looks like a good mix of yummyness

  29. Jonnie
    December 6, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    The Crispy Mini Chicken Spring Rolls sound delicious!

  30. Mary Jaglowitz
    December 6, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I love chicken spring rolls would be a wonderful treat. I love spring rolls.

  31. Glogirl
    December 6, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I’m interested in trying the Crispy Mini Chicken Spring Rolls.

  32. Carole B
    December 6, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I’ll choose the Vegetable Gyozas

  33. Maritess
    December 6, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I would love to try their Asian appetizer. This will get me to try their products in one tray.

  34. Sydney Sheppard
    December 6, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Crispy Vegetable spring rolls…delicious!

  35. joanne darrell
    December 6, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I am craving Asian food now !

  36. Steven Y
    December 6, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I would like to try out the Asian Appetizer Pack

  37. jan
    December 6, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    I tried their Gyoza and they are delish!!!!

  38. Linda G
    December 6, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I tried the spring rolls and they are now a favorite, I always get them at Costco and freeze them as they are handy appetizers when unexpected guests drop by.

  39. Athena
    December 6, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    The Crispy Pork Wontons

  40. Mandy
    December 6, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I’m most excited to try their Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls.

  41. December 6, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Crispy pork wontons!!

  42. Lee-Ann J
    December 6, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    The Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

  43. M
    December 6, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I’d like to try the Pork and Chive Wonton Soup

  44. Joanne C
    December 6, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Looks yummy. I think I’ve seen the spring rolls at Costco. Will grab one the next time I see it.

  45. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 6, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    Probably the Crispy Pork Wontons, they sound good. 🙂

  46. Wendy Jensen
    December 7, 2017 / 7:31 am

    I visited Fine Choice Foods and the product that I am most excited to try out is the Oriental Appetizer Pack.

  47. Suzie B
    December 7, 2017 / 8:18 am

    The Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls would be my pick

  48. Darren Scrubb
    December 7, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I am most excited to taste the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls.

  49. Deena Resnickoff
    December 7, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I want to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls. I always order them when I’m out. Sooooo good

  50. Diane T
    December 7, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I would like to try the asian appetizer pack!

  51. Lester C
    December 7, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Oops, please ignore the above. I would like to try the asian appetizer pack

  52. Wendy hutton
    December 7, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Vegetable Spring Rolls look really good

  53. Jennifer Wilson
    December 7, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I’m most excited to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls.

  54. Robyn Bellefleur
    December 7, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I am most excited to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls.

  55. lori galbraith
    December 7, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I am most excited to try the Asian Appetizer Pack.

  56. Katrina
    December 7, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I want to try the Vegetable spring rolls

  57. Lee-Ann S
    December 7, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    The Asian Appetizer pack would be perfect for family get togethers

  58. Pam
    December 8, 2017 / 4:45 am

    I would like to try the Vegetable Gyozas.

  59. lori b
    December 8, 2017 / 5:07 am

    for me it is the vegetable spring rolls

  60. Elizabeth R
    December 8, 2017 / 7:31 am

    I’d like to try the crispy vegetable spring rolls.

  61. Lori L.
    December 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Ahhhhh they all sound so good! I know the Crispy Mini Chicken Spring Rolls would be a hit with my daughters so those are the ones I am going to buy next time I’m at Costco, thanks for the yummy review and the chance to win!

  62. Krista M
    December 8, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I would like to try the Pork and Chive Wonton Soup! Perfect for the cold winter months!

  63. Tainan Lu
    December 8, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I’d like to try the Crispy Mini Chicken Spring Rolls

  64. Julie bolduc
    December 8, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I would like to try the Chicken Gyoza

  65. Christine R
    December 8, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I have tried the spring rolls (yum!). But would love to try Pork and Chive Wonton soup!

  66. l p
    December 9, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Crispy Pork Wontons. thanks

  67. Tanis
    December 9, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I’m excited to try the Asian Appetizer Pack!

  68. Linda
    December 9, 2017 / 5:03 am

    I would like to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls.

  69. Jenness M
    December 9, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    The crispy vegetable spring rolls sound delish!

  70. December 9, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I want to try The Oriental Appetizer Pack…something for everyone to enjoy

  71. Faye W.
    December 10, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I would like to try the Crispy Pork Spring Rolls.

  72. J. Wong
    December 10, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I would like to try Chicken Gyoza Dumplings.

  73. sarah
    December 10, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I would love to try the Asian appetizer pack. Sounds yummy! Thanks

  74. Debbie White Beattie
    December 10, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    They all look delicious but I really want to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

  75. kcf
    December 10, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls. thx

  76. Maria
    December 11, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Pork and Chive Wonton Soup

  77. crystal porter
    December 11, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I would love to try the Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

  78. Belinda McNabb
    December 11, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I would like to try the Crispy Pork Spring Rolls

  79. Sunshine G
    December 12, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I’d like to try the veggie spring rolls!

  80. Laurence Price
    December 14, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Chicken Goyza Dumplings is what I would choose.

  81. Sherry K
    December 15, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I would like the Vegetable Gyozas best.

  82. SueSueper
    December 15, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I would most like to try out the Crispy Pork Spring Rolls. Love crispy foods.

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