One thing that I was looking forward to once I had time again was getting back into doing the Foodie Pen Pal thing every once and a while. It slipped my mind completely, of course, (like the whole blogging thing has slipped my mind) until the end of May when I said: “Hey, what fun it would be to do the Foodie Pen Pal thing again!”
My sender this month was none other than Jason at MaurPowerFoodie!
Jason was super-prompt and my box arrived just two days after the “send deadline”:
As you can imagine I was enthralled by the goodies that lay inside…
I opened the bag of Granola Chips – Sea Salt and Caramel flavor pretty much immediately. They are very reminicent of those caramel rice cakes. Yum!
These two were a treasure. I love sesame+sweet. I think it’s from eating Halva as a kid (or duh because it’s delicious)
Chocolate covered pretzels. Need I say more?
Red licorice! Must say I haven’t had this in ages. Like that it’s much more natural than twizzlers from a look at the ingredient list!
I must say this stuff something I’ll get to in a moment were the yesss items from my box. I loooove the taste of this! I’ve used it in a salad dressing so far but can’t wait to try it in other things.
Apple granola. (Self explanatory)
Last but certainly not least: Dark chocolate with espresso beans! IT IS LOVE
Jason was also kind enough to share a lovely recipe with me.
Alright folks, keeping it short and sweet because I’m about to head out of town to the lake!
If you’re interested in participating in this Foodie Pen Pal thing, the info will follow this paragraph. You don’t have to have a blog, just a desire to try something new!
And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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.
You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!