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Foodie Pen Pal Reveal – June 2012

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July 2nd, 2012 Posted 7:06 am

I want to begin with a disclaimer that I am not on my home computer and unfortunately don’t have the name of the person who sent this amazing FPP box to me this month.

 

Foodie Pen Pal – June 2012

 

 What an amazing selection arrived in the mail.  She hit on every key aspect that I value in food 😉  And even included “something disgusting” for the kids.  I took the picture right away, so the girls and I could enjoy the DARK chocolate while we mixed up the honey bran muffins and made plans for everything else.  The muffins were lovely, but didn’t last long [I love having kids who like healthy muffins just as much as non-healthy cupcakes].  What looks like a box of stacked tomatoes is actually a tube [think toothpaste-style] of tomato paste.  Perfect for those Indian recipes that don’t use a whole can.  Bear Naked granola was nabbed by someone else as it sat with the rest of our cereal and I understand it was really good.  And the pilaf and Italian spices in a grinder have been used and enjoyed.  The “something disgusting” sent for the kids was LOVED by all the kids [and the husband].  They let me try a bite of one of them and I will admit… that’s enough to last me through eternity 🙂

But wow!  How awesome was it to get this in the mail ??


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 rocksalt@thisisrocksalt.com to get involved!

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Foodie Pen Pal!

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June 1st, 2012 Posted 12:53 pm

Guest blogger:  Amanda

I received the most amazing foodie box! This month was my first time doing the foodie pen pal, and I love it! Sheila sent some great things 🙂 Chocolate sandwich cookies (yum), cream fudge, which i hadn’t had before..super good. She also sent some delicious organic crackers, which i’ve already eaten all of. A dark chocolate bar, which in my opinion, is the best chocolate, was devoured in a matter of days. But what I think was the very best, was this fabulous key lime and mango salsa!!!! I hadn’t ever tried any like it before and boy oh boy it has become my favorite flavor! Thank you Sheila!

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Foodie Pen Pal Reveal – May 2012

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June 1st, 2012 Posted 7:42 am

I’ve been a delinquent.  Actually, I’ve been a sick delinquent.  This post was due to be posted yesterday, but I could barely raise my arms, let alone type.  Here is is – better late than never.

The Lean Green Bean

Earlier this month a package came in the mail.  Ravynn and were doing dishes – which is odd enough to make it memorable – and took a time out to unpack the joy nestled inside.

Unpacked goodies

I’d let my pal know that I like natural/good for me foods and she did an incredible job.  There was so much, it was difficult to photograph it all, but it includes.

  • A box of multigrain crackers
  • Two packets of super tasty instant oatmal
  • A bag of organic sour worms
  • A bag of organic jelly beans
  • Two boxes of seaweed snacks
  • And a bad of fruit chips

Also, included but not photographed with everything else was a carob peanut butter cup.  But we did get a picture before Ravynn and I gobbled it up completely 🙂

Carob !!

Thank you, Christina!!

If you have any interest in participating, go check out The Lean Green Bean.

-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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