Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2nd Anniversary giveaway week: Umami Paste (Taste #5)!

*** Update: #2, Tara, is the winner of the Umami Paste! ~Lyndi ***

(It’s Day 7, the final day)

Umami.  The “extra” taste frontier.  Have you heard about it?  Experienced it?

Often referred to as the “fifth taste” after sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, umami was officially recognized as basic taste in 1985. 

What does it taste like?

Here’s a great definition“it can be described as a pleasant "brothy" or "meaty" taste with a long lasting, mouthwatering and coating sensation over the tongue.” 

A savory deliciousness.

Mmmm…  I’m going to use that phrase sometime today in everyday conversation.

What to experience umami for yourself?


A lucky someone will be receiving a tube of Laura Santtini’s Taste #5 Umami Paste.  This can be used as a condiment, seasoning, flavor bomb, garnish, quick pasta sauce or salsas, or in sauces and gravies.

Contest ends next Tuesday, September 13th at midnight (CDT).  I will pick a winner via randomizer.


Leave me a comment, preferably with your twitter or blog name to make it easy to contact you.  If you don’t have either, that’s okay, leave your name (need help on how to leave a comment?)   

Comment question: 

Q: What is your preferred “taste?”  Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, or umami?

Want extra changes to win?

+1 extra entry:  Tweet this giveaway (leave an extra comment to let me know!)

+1 extra entry:  Facebook this giveaway (tag nwafoodie in the giveaway and leave an extra comment to let me know!)

No purchase necessary to enter. Contest void where prohibited. Contest open to members who are 18 years or older. Contest open only to US residents only.

Good luck!


Eat well, my friends.  Eat well.



  1. Salty is usually my favourite, but bitter can be nice too!

    What is this paste made of? If it is not vegetarian, feel free to draw another number should I win it.

  2. Based on the description, my favorite may very well be umami. Would love to try it.

  3. Sounds interesting. Would love to try it!

  4. Salty is my favorite taste, with sweet coming in next. This umami sounds very interesting!

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  6. My favorite taste is sweet, but I've never tried umami paste...


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