Foodie Pen Pals Reveal - August 2013
This month I received a box from Julie, a mom of two who was unbelievable accommodating with my food allergies, it was incredibly sweet to open up the package to find not only products that are food allergy safe, but also products that are produced in allergy free facilities.
Before I even got into the contents of the box, Julie included a copy of the Safe Snack Guide, which lists snacks made completely free of eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and is continually updated for improved results each time you use the website. I spend a good 20 minutes reading through this before I even opened the rest of the box; it is so amazing to me to see how far the food allergic community has come.
And now to get into the goodies:
It feels like Christmas morning every time I open up another box; surprises are awesome.
I love my berry flavoured fruit snacks, and these were no exception. I wrote a review of the SunRype fruit to go bars not too long ago; they are a great on the go snack, easy to carry with you and help keep your energy up. Two thumbs up.
This is not my first experience with a peanut butter substitute (aka soy butter), but it is the first soy butter I have actually really enjoyed. It took me a little while to work up the courage to eat it (it looks scarily close to peanut butter) but I'm so glad I did. I think Wowbutter is a fantastic idea, and I can't wait for more families and schools to get on board with the idea.
My, oh my, these two items were awesome. I had never heard of Whippet's before, but they taste just like Wagon Wheels, which were my favourite treat as a kid. And Goldfish crackers that are now chocolate graham crackers? So delicious!
The coolest thing I received this month was the Rubbermaid lunch blox, which is a Tupperware container that has different compartments that slot into each other, so you can fit all parts of your lunch/snack into one container. With food allergies, I bring my own lunch or snack pretty much anywhere I go, and have already put this to good use!
Thank you Julie for a wonderful foodie penpals box!
Want to get involved in foodie penpals? Here's how:
-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.