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Things i found at the kim wang supermarket (part 1)

I was at the kim wang supermarket in central market today buying a teapot and came across these in the cracker/confectionary section. The ingredients are listed as haw, sugar and edibility dye (which raises some questions, but I'll leave the poor translators alone). First of all, what in blazes is haw? For all i know, it could be monkey nasal secretion (unlikely, but possible) or some random chinese herb (more likely). Second, am i going to die if i eat them? I've been lucky with my forays into random asian confectionary so far, and have discovered some awesome things, but i worry about ingredients that include things i've never heard of. Random chemicals i can handle, but unknown natural substances are a little trickier.

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Taken on July 26, 2007