Saturday, May 5, 2012

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

I'm so sad I didn't get this post out sooner but vacation hit right in the middle of my favorite part of every month and I am just now getting to post about my yummy goodies for the month of April.

The Lean Green Bean

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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 in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!

Still have questions? Check out the creator of Foodie Pen Pals blog at

This month I was paired up with 2 awesome ladies. I was matched with Kelly over at . I will admit, I got a little carried away with her box but I had so much fun filling it with my fave snacks for her to try. She recently did her first 5k too and I have loved getting to know her this month!

My box came from another awesome lady, Arielle or Elle her blog is so cute and bright just like her smile. I swear, she must have known that I wouldn't be able to open my box until after vacation because it sure had some of my old comfort snacks in it. Check out my loot!!!

Such a cute box. I know, I'm weird.

I'm so in love with these single serving sized cereals and was already a fan of the blueberry but that hazelnut biscotti never had a chance! So delicious.

I'm so excited to try these out, I saw several other foodie pen pal post last month that got these in their boxes. Perfect when I'm at the shelter in the morning.
Confession: I have given these in earlier boxes but have yet to try them for myself. I dug into the peanut butter as I was looking through the box and found it more dense and thicker in texture but I liked it. I'm saving the Hazelnut Butter for a rainy day. :)
YUM! I recently found the starbucks refresher 2 weekends ago and loved the Strawberry Lemonade. Does anyone remember the Tab energy that came out a few years back that tasted like a watermelon jolly rancher? This is the closest in taste and sweetness I have found to compare to it. (I was slightly obsessed with them when I was a waitress) the other two I have yet to try and again, I never knew Target had their own brand of energy drinks!!

Thanks again Arielle for sending me so many yummy goodies. I appreciate it so much and it came at just the right time too. ;)

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