I had another really amazing Foodie PenPal experience this month! I sent a package to Jessica and Myra sent me some great goodies from Alberta. Look at all the good stuff!
My absolute favourite thing about the package was the little card Myra included. It explained why she picked the items and where they came from, and also included a list of her favourite websites! Myra sent me two types of loose leaf tea (which she loves) from David's Tea. I haven't tried the rooibos yet, but the earl grey was delicious! David's Tea makes some really great teas that I love to include in stockings at Christmas, care packages or FPP boxes!
She also sent probably the best snack I've ever had. These tasty nuts are made in Alberta and Myra sent me a package of Orange Cranberry and the Apple Pie flavour! My favourite was the apple, but they were both really good. I might have to start sending Myra a cheque every month (week??) so she can keep me stocked up on this delicious treat :)
Next up was a package of soup mix. I made it for dinner the night I got the package. Normally I'm not a fan of soup unless I'm sick, but this was quite good. It didn't hurt that my allergies were bothering me that night, too ;)
Myra also sent some oatmeal in a little to-go container and two energy bars. I ate the mocha bar myself (yum!) and saved the oatmeal and the second bar for my brother. He's a college student and I know when I was in school I was desperate for really good portable food, so when he came to visit this weekend, I sent him home with a little care package that included the oatmeal and bar - he was really happy with them!
Last, but certainly not least, was a bar of soap made locally in Alberta. It smells amazing, it's made with natural ingredients, and it shouldn't irritate sensitive skin. I can't wait to try it!
Are you interested in joining us for Foodie Penpals next month? Here are some more details:
- 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 & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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.