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August 1, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals July!

 Foodie Pen Pals!

Another month, another incredible goodie box sent to my door. I couldn't have asked for a more unique set of items, including a personalized post card! YEA!

This month I was lucky enough to be paired with Marcie Fort from Gambrills, MD. Her kids helped her pick out my goodies and boy oh boy, did they do a good job :-)

Let's take a look!

I got a lot of freeze dried snacks, which are totally awesome by the way! Dried fruit mixes, dried spicy chickpeas (great on salads!), delicious chocolate cookies from Lucy's, a very unique and awesome sounding spice mix and a collection of dairy free chocolate.. I. Am. In. Heaven.

The fruit is such a great snack! I've been keeping a stash in my desk at work.. perfect for when I need a little pick-me-up! The cookies, well, let me just tell you I haven't had the pleasure of enjoying cookies dipped in milk for quite some time.. but these babies did the trick! They are crunchy chocolate cookies and when dipped in non dairy milk.. oh goodness. I could eat that whole box in one sitting! The Enjoy Life chocolate bar was gone the next day.. oops ;-) The other two I'm trying to cherish for the perfect moment. I haven't yet tried the spice mix but Marcie recommended adding it to home-cooked popcorn.. uhhh yea, I'm in!

As you can see, this monthly foodie program is nothing but incredible. Picking out goodies for your foodie pal is so much fun and waiting for your own package to arrive is like waiting for Christmas!

Here is a brief recap of Foodie Pen Pals and why you should join!

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.

Thank you again Marcie, I absolutely love it all! And thanks to Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean for this fun and exciting program! 

See you next month!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you enjoyed the goodies. I promise the Dirt mix is really good on oven fries and sweet potato too. =)