Sunday, April 29, 2012

Foodie Penpals April Reveal

Wow, I cannot believe another month has passed by.  I have a week of Overnight Oats recipes in the works, which I hope to start posting soon!

I got a cool foodie penpals box from Hannah, a non blogger.  I sent my box to Courtney over at A So Called Runner!  Follow her on twitter @courtneyfo.

Here is my whole box, cool postcard included.  My penpal didn't even know I collect post cards, so even better :)
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When I opened the box, I was probably the most excited about the Tasty Kake, which is a fresh baked pie.  The flavor I was sent is apple. YUM.  OOEY GOEY inside too.
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Surprisingly, I wasn't a huge fan of the pretzels.  I liked that they were salty, but I am more of a soft pretzel at the baseball game kinda girl.

I got a great box from my penpal!  Snacks, drinks, and even bath salts!  Thank you so much Hannah for putting in the effort to make a great box.

If you want to participate in Foodie Pen Pals next month here is some information about the awesome program that Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean has set up.

-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 March, please send an email to Lindsay at and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. - this is SUPER important so you get on the right list!

You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!

***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don''t....please re-send your email or contact Lindsay via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we're trying to avoid that!


Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

sounds like a great mix of stuff! love the variety!

Julie said...

What did you think of the lychee coconut water?

Alison said...

Yum!! They look like delicious treats.

plasticcalifornia said...

Julie - I liked the coconut water. If I am going to do flavored, I prefer the Zico brand Passion Fruit flavor. I think it is best when it is really cold, so I usually put it in a lunch box with an ice pack and drink it right after I get done at the gym!