Tuesday, 2 October 2012

September Foodie PenPals!

Each month Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean  pairs up foodies who sign up to exchange little packages of goodies. This was my second month participating. I received an amazing box from Jill.

Two of my favourite things in this package were Jill's sweet handwritten note and a recipe for vegetarian sausage. I'm so excited to try it!

Also in the package were:
Hemp Hearts
Sea Salt Roasted Almonds - so good I don't think I'll ever be able to eat a plain old almond again
Gluten Free Pretzels - yum, yum, yum, yum!
Pomegranate Mint Gum - at first I thought this might be a bit weird, but it's actually really good. At first you get a deliciously fruity taste that turns into a refreshingly minty gum. Tasty!
Abba Zaba Bars - that's right, I said bars. I know there's only one in the picture, but there were actually two in the box. If you send me something that combines taffy and peanut butter you should expect that some won't make it to the photo shoot :)

Thanks, Jill! Your package was so perfect I'd swear you know me :)

Want to know more about Foodie Pen Pals? Here are the basics, straight from Lindsay herself:
-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.

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