Foodie Pen Pals Reveal - May 2013
This month I received a box of goodies from Steph, who not only introduced me to some of her favourite things, but also went out of her way to find mo some new things to try that fit within my allergies. I love that about this program, that through shopping for other people and doing good things for other people, you not only find new foods you wouldn't have normally tried but you also get to experience other lifestyles and other ways of thinking and eating. Every month it continues to amaze me.
Look at all this stuff!
I have been really getting into trying different flavours of popcorn, and white cheddar and green chile was definitely something I had never tried before. I also am not the greatest with spicy food, I used to completely pass by those products, but I am so glad Steph sent them to me; this is something I would have never tried, but love, so yay for getting out of my comfort zone.
The snack bar at the top left was really delicious, chocolate and wafer cookies are always a good pair. Unfortunately the Wonka Mini Chewy Sweetarts have egg ingredients in them, but luckily I have a sister who is a sugar fiend and she was happy to take those off my hands. The lollipops are a mango and ginger variety which actually have a really cool spicy, fruit taste to them.
I had no idea there was such a thing as Snapea Crisps, but they are a genius idea, they make a great snack. And the 479 black truffle and white cheddar popcorn actually has the most interesting taste. I did not expect it at all, it's a little bit like cheddar and black pepper, but totally different. I'm really not explaining this very well.
This little Enjoy Life cookie packs remind me so much of being in elementary school and having the Dad's cookie packages for a treat at lunch. And these cookies are so delicious, and free of pretty much every allergen. The bag at the top is full of chocolate covered coffee beans, need I say more. And the little candies at the bottom are ginger candies, like the lollipops above, and they are really cool. Not super sweet, a little tangy and very yummy.
Want to get involved in Foodie Pen Pals?
-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.