Monday, October 1, 2012

September Foodie Penpal Reveal

Today is the September Foodie Penpal reveal!

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of what I sent my penpal this month and she's not feeling well so she decided not to do a post. Hopefully she'll be feeling better soon and will be able to let me know how she liked what I sent her. She is on an organic, raw foods diet so this was a little out of my league. The only thing I do that's raw is vegetables :) so I had to really look for things that I could send her that were raw and organic was a plus! I ended up finding a bunch of raw food bars at a new grocery store that I had been wanting to check out but this forced me to go to. I also sent her a bottle of organic raw vinegar so she could use it to make dressings/marinades. A large part of the excitement in this program is finding things that are different or out of the ordinary for me. For the last two months I have really had to think out side the box for my penpals.

Here's what I got this month from my penpal:

Score, a lot of good stuff!

Some salsa that I have yet to try, it looks so good though. I did finally buy some tortilla chips so I could try it, I can't wait!

A hot pepper mix with veggies. This stuff looks so good, I can't wait to try it, I'm making a tuna salad for lunch for this week so I'm planning on dicing this stuff up and mixing it in, I think it's gonna be so good!

This is the beautiful card she sent me with my package, it was so sweet!

These are magic milk straws. I had never heard of these, when I opened my package, these were the first thing I opened, chocolate of course, I was a little baffled at first as to how they worked but I figured it out (with the help of the directions on the package, haha). Hubby tried them with me, we felt like a couple of kids drinking our milk through these straws. They are filled with pellets of magic, when you put the straw in the milk, the ends are not completely sealed so as you drink through the straw, the milk passes through the pellets and they dissolve making your milk magically flavored. These are the coolest things I have ever seen! I am so going to buy more when we run out.

This tube of tomato paste is so neat, I've never seen tubes but I'm sure it is so much better than canned paste. I haven't used this stuff yet either, I have mexican rice on the menu this week so I'm planning on using this for the rice, I think it's going to make the flavor pop!

And last but definitely not least, a big ole chocolate bar. This is some awesome chocolate. Even Hubby, who doesn't like dark chocolate, liked this bar. It has little pieces of almond in it so every once in a while you get a little crunch of almond and then a little crunch of the sea salt. Soooo good!

This was a pretty good month, thank you to both of my penpals for making this a great month for me!

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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. 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. 
If you’re interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!

*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send Lindsay an email and she'll see if we get enough interest this month!


  1. I'm stopping by for a visit from Lean Green Bean today.
    Since this is my first time participating in Food Pen Pal I thought I would see what people are sending in their boxes. (to get ideas)

    1. I just saw your comment, I hope you got some great ideas looking around! How exciting that you've joined Foodie Penpals, it is definitely a fun program to be involved in.