BHG Editors' Favorite Finds: AAPI-Owned Brands We Love

We're dishing on our favorite AAPI-owned brands in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so this month we're highlighting the AAPI-owned brands we love and use all year long. These editor-approved product recommendations range from spicy sauces to bold, colorful artwork we use to elevate our day-to-day lives.

From indulgent sweets to savory spreads, we have no shortage of delicious food recommendations—but that's not all. We're also sharing our favorite kitchen essentials, gift ideas, and kid-proof home products. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we hope these suggestions will help you find a new favorite brand to love on year-round.

Related:Meet 4 AAPI Trendsetters Who Are Breaking the Mold

Stick With Me Sweets: Colorful Bonbons

<p>Courtesy of Stick With Me Sweets</p>

Courtesy of Stick With Me Sweets

"These chocolate bonbons are both delicious and visually stunning. I love gifting these for special occasions and mixing in some of their one-of-a-kind flavors like Yuzu and Kalamansi Meringue Pie."

— Casey Oto, Visuals Editor

Buy it: 6-Piece Bonbon Box ($28, Stick With Me Sweets)

Related:What Is Yuzu Fruit, and How Is it Used?

Brightland: Flavored Oil

<p>Courtesy of Brightland</p>

Courtesy of Brightland

"It's an olive oil that tastes like pizza! I love it for elevating carryout pizza, drizzling on sandwiches, and even my morning fried eggs. There's a hint of jalapeño in there, too, giving it just the right amount of kick."

— Katlyn Moncada, Food Editor

Buy it: Pizza Oil ($32, Brightland)

Related:Our Best Pizza Recipes Are Better Than Takeout

Poketo: Dinnerware and Coasters

<p>Courtesy of Poketo</p>

Courtesy of Poketo

"Finding durable dinnerware that can stand up to my two kiddos and fit in with my style has been tricky. Enter Poketo! I own several of Poketo's bamboo plates, coasters, and bowls. They still look brand new and they are lightweight and easy to clean. A set of the colorful coasters is my go-to housewarming gift."

— Sarah Martens, Senior Food Editor

Buy it: Bamboo Coaster Set ($24, Poketo)

Fly by Jing: Flavorful Sauces

<p>Courtesy of Fly By Jing</p>

Courtesy of Fly By Jing

"I love the King Zhong sauce so much that I have a subscription for it! It tastes great on pretty much everything but, I especially love it on frozen dumplings or microwave ramen. It makes the meal feel a little more fancy."

— Paige Dorn, Associate Social Media Editor

Buy it: Zhong Sauce ($17, Fly By Jing)

Related:16 Creative Ramen Noodle Recipes That Go Beyond the Instant Meal

Material: Colorful Cutting Boards

<p>Courtesy of Material</p>

Courtesy of Material

"These colorful cutting boards are BPA-free and made out of kitchen plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane. They're super durable and my go-to for all my food prepping."

— Katlyn Moncada, Food Editor

Buy it: The reBoard ($35, Material)

Paper Culture: Personalized Gifts

<p>Courtesy of Paper Culture</p>

Courtesy of Paper Culture

"Personalized cards, photo books, and stationery are my go-to gifts for all occasions, and Paper Culture makes it so easy to create what I’m looking for. Another reason I love the AAPI-owned brand so much is their focus on sustainability—every order plants a tree! Their paper products are such high quality and I always feel good about ordering them."

— Emily VanSchmus, Home Editor

Buy it: Foil Photo Prints with Stand ($30, Paper Culture)

Kristina Micotti: Pet Prints

<p>Courtesy of Kristina Micotti</p>

Courtesy of Kristina Micotti

"Every print from Kristina Micotti is pure joy. I have a trio of her Pet Store animal prints hanging in my office and they're the perfect color pop to white walls."

— Caitlin Sole, Senior Home Editor

Buy it: Pet Store Prints (from $25, Kristina Micotti)

Pika Pika: Calamansi Marmalade

<p>Courtesy of Pika Pika</p>

Courtesy of Pika Pika

"Calamansi is sweet-tart citrus fruit hailing from Southeast Asia. This marmalade is a puckery treat that adds bright flavor to morning toast or a zesty twist to stir-fried noodles."

— Katlyn Moncada, Food Editor

Buy it: Calamansi Marmalade ($16, Pika Pika)

Related:12 Asian Flavors You May Not Know to Try (But Definitely Should)

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