Friday, March 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!!!!! (March)

It's already that time of the month again!!!! REVEAL DAY!!!!

Are you a Foodie Pen Pal? You SHOULD be. It's super easy to do.
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I'm going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
If you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!

Lindsay is such an awesome person who came up with this idea, check out her blog and sign up to do this.

Feb. was my first month to partake in the Foodie Penpal program and it was so much fun to put the box together and await the arrival of my own box. This month was no different. I was paired up with Amy from Ohio. A super sweet girl who is also an RN, her blog is Pretty Neat . I had fun packing her box FULL of some of my favorite snacks.

I was picked for Tara over at ChipChipHooray . Tara lives in NY and we both love to run and have a slight obsession with Downton Abbey :). I received her box super fast and was so excited to open it up and devour everything.

How can you not get excited about something like this coming to your door?!
First thing to open and share with Evan and Avery were the HOMEMADE Choc. Chip Cookies. It's like she knew my husband has a certain weakness for these things. I had two out of the eight and I'm sure if I hadn't mentioned that I needed to be able to tell everyone what they tasted like that I would have even gotten those! Needless to say this was the only picture of them I got before they were gone so let me assure you, they were delicious!!!
Everyone knows I love my tea as much as I love my coffee. Thanks to my K-cup attachment on my Kuerig I can have coffee grinds and not just k-cups which allows me to try flavors like these two. I was a little iffy on the Cinnamon Vanilla nut but wow! It is super good!!!!

GRANOLA, my latest find and quickly becoming a daily thing I eat. I haven't tried the Pecan Sticky Bun yet, probably tomorrow morning for breakfast. I've had the French Vanilla Almond Crunch once from my foodie pen pal last month, I had it with Greek yogurt, chia seeds and dried cherries with a drizzle of honey as a late night snack. This time around I just had it with milk and a sliced up banana and it was just as delicious!
HEATH TOFFEE!!! Tara had e-mailed me and asked for my likes/dislikes and must haves so I mentioned how lately, I am loving toffee. So when I found this HUGE bag of Heath English Toffee Bits, I wanted to be in NY to hug her neck!!!! I have stashed this bag in the freezer and I assure you when I have a free weekend, baking will happen with these being a main ingredient and a blog post to share it. (I may send Tara a thank you gift from them as well)

And of course, a new and AWESOME find....

Butternut Squash pasta!!! YUM YUM YUM! I had this as dinner one night with just a grilled chicken breast cut up in it with a little butter. The flavor is beyond good, seriously, you must try this out. It smelled so good too!!! I can't find it at my Target though which makes me sad...

Such an awesome box that kept me smiling and happily fed the last 2 weeks. Thank you so much Tara for your thoughtfulness in preparing my Foodie Box!!!

If you want to get involved with Foodie Pen Pals for the month of April, shoot Lindsay an email at and let her know:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address (if you have one)
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-Whether you are a U.S. or Canadian resident

Happy Eating,
Britt The HLC


  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you liked the goodies in your box, Britt. :) I knew that those toffee bits were a must-send when I read your email!

    I hope that these munchies made for happy eating during the last couple of weeks of March. And I'm so glad that I found your blog through Foodie Pen Pals!!

  2. those toffee bits are my fav! i use them in baking all the time!

  3. What a great parcel - the butternut squash pasta sounds deeeeelicious! Mind you, so does everything else...

  4. Seriously- what would life be like without target??? I am obsessed!!! Even the store brand is absolutely scrumptious! Those coffee flavors look good!