Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013 Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

The Lean Green Bean

I have come across an awesome program called "Foodie Pen Pals". When I read more information about the program I was instantly drawn in. I thought it would be fun to do something I have never done before. I have come across so many amazing opportunities, communities, people, and programs such as Foodie Pen Pals since I started blogging. I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to meet other bloggers, form new friendships, connections, and try new foods I have never tried before or even thought about trying. I thought I'd give this program a try and participate.

How does it work: You get matched up with another person to send them a box of goodies with a $15 limit. You won't receive a box from the same person you are sending a box to. Someone else will be matched up to you to send you a box. I will post more information at the bottom of this post.

Now that you are a little more familiar, let's get to the fun stuff!!!!!

My very first Foodie Pen Pal box came from Alex at Alex Tries It Out. I loved everything I received! She hit the spot with the items she choose for me.  

Goodies I received 

  • All Natural Popchips - Barbeque Potato
  • Kind Fruit & Nut bar - Fruit and nut delight
  • Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters - Turtle Sundae
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk - Milk Chocolate
  • Cookies Premium Salsa - Mild
  • Ginos Steak Seasoning 

The Kind Fruit & Nut bar was pretty good. Even though I prefer other brands of granola bars, this one was still pretty yummy. I am in LOVE with the Ginos Steak Seasoning. I have been using it on all of the boneless skinless chicken I have been making lately. I am absolutely in LOVE with the Popchips!!!!! They make a great snack, for me anyways. Only 120 calories for 28g/about 20 chips, 4g of fat. I have not been able to try the coffee roasters yet so I really can't say too much about those. The chocolate was delish and my husband really loved the chocolate! The Cookies salsa made a nice touch to the nachos my husband and I made. Probably some of the best salsa I have tasted so far. My husband said, "I have never heard of Cookie's Salsa and where is she getting all this good stuff with low calories?!" Lol!! Anyways.... Thank you so much Alex for my box. I really enjoyed everything.

To find out who I sent a box to and what I included check out Lauren's blog!

Can't wait for next month's Foodie Pen Pals!

Are you interested in joining us for Foodie Penpals next month? Here are some more details:
  • 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 & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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. 
You can click on the banner at the top of this post for more info.

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