Yes, I said FOODIE PENPAL!!!!
On Valentine’s Day I received a package in the mail, no, not from my valentine. But from Christina my Foodie Penpal @ Food.Fitness.Fun.
Question: What is a foodie penpal?
Answer: Someone who sends you a package in the mail full of food items they want to share or introduce to you.
A look at the box of goodies I received (minus bag of cheese pops):
Everything out of the box:
I quickly opened the STARBUCKS Hot Chocolate and made some:
Then I examined the box further:
The Taste of Nature bar was awesome. I have yet to eat the HALO S’mores bar (looks like heaven) and the KIND plus bar. (saving them for a special occasion – or after a GOOD workout).
A few days later, Lilly and I tried the Neal Brothers Organic Cheese Pops!
Lilly and I agree – these are a winner.
We just have to locate them in a store around here 🙂
The Chai Spiced Black tea was great and Lilly loved the rice crackers.
There was a nice little note from Christina but I took a bad picture of it 😦
If you want to see what I sent to my foodie penpal you’ll have to go check her blog; Lisa @ J(and)Me – Cooking Jamie
I am going to do this again in March – so check back at the end of the month to see what I received from my new foodie penpal.
Oh – AND if you want to try it out, check out the details below!
Are you interested in being a Foodie Penpal (Open to Canadian & US residents)
Details on how to participate:
If you’re interested in participating for March, please send an email to Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4h 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.
-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.
Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you end up participating – I’d love to hear Foodie Penpal story!