So my pal Joanna introduced me to this program called Foodie Penpals. It’s hosted by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean and it’s kind of a big deal! I like food and I like mail (and Cupcake really likes when momma gets a package in the mail!) so I thought I’d give it a try! So this was my first month participating and I was matched up with other first time participants, so it was exciting for all of us! I received a package of goodies from Kindra over at Miss Metropolitan. She’s a dachshund lover, too!!! So here’s what arrived from Texas!
Starting out front she sent me some Texas napkins! Cute! It’s a good thing neither of these schools are big Purdue rivals or I would totally let my dachshund destroy those napkins.
Next we have a few different varieties of tea. I have to admit I don’t drink tea often. I typically reach for hot cocoa if I want a warm drink. And I think I’ll wait for some cooler weather before trying these out.
Pineapple………..yum! How did she know pineapple is my favorite fruit?!?!?!?!
Jell-O………tropical fusion flavored. I’ve never tried this flavor but I love Jell-O as a summer snack. Especially with a dollop of whipped cream on top and I just so happen to have some in the fridge……. I just might share with Cupcake as she loves Jell-O, too. Or I might wait until she’s sleeping to dig in!
Trail mix with chocolate! My favorite kind of trail mix! It also has cranberries, so it’s healthy, right? She noted that it makes a great pre or post workout snack, but I think it makes a great 12-hour car trip snack!
Clint’s salsa. This is a Texas made salsa that I hear isn’t too spicy. How funny is it that I get paired with someone from Texas, you know where they eat spicy food, and I don’t like spicy food. I haven’t had a chance to try to the salsa out, yet as we are fresh out of tortilla chips. The good news is if I think it’s too spicy hubby will love it. I also want to note that Kindra’s finance’s name is Clint.
Honey, mmm…. I go through a lot of honey in this house! It’s my preferred sweetener in my oatmeal, so this will really come in handy.
What a fun selection of items! Thanks, Kindra!!!
If you want to see the box I sent out check out Rachael over at Around, Wondering.
Are you interested in participating in Foodie Penpals? Here’s the deal.
-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!
For more info or to sign up, head on over to The Lean Green Bean.