Saturday, June 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals: June!

 So as I;m sure you'll have seen all over the blog world, there's this awesome little program set-up by Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean called Foodie Penpals.

 For those of you who are new to this idea or want to learn more about how you can get involved check out the information about the program (and for those of us who have read these paragraphs a couple of times already, just skip to the fun part; the reveal of my package!)

-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 July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

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

Anywho; if you are still with me, here's a look at what I recieved from the lovely foodie Penpal, Miranda over at Mangoes and Chutney. She did a great job picking up some goodies from Trader Joe's for me this month.

Unfortunately Miranda forgot the note (oops!) haha but her goodies have been enjoyed just as well. I recieved Wasabi Peas (love!) I put them on everything; especially salads. Along with dried mango; I have seen this at Trader Joe's but never tried, I bet it's a sweet treat and I can't wait to dig in. A cute little energy bar (all natural with just seeds, and fruit; yum!) And then an interesting selection of dried salami and crackers. I'm no hater but salami's not really my thing. However, I do plan on trying it, because hey everyone's tastes change and it must be good if she picked it out for me right? (;

If you want to check out the goodies I sent off to Katie at Peas in a blog, check out her pen pal post here. And wow, I just checked out that link, man I am jealous of her new blog layout, so fancy and professional! 

Have you done the foodie pen pal program before? This is my second time doing it and I have to say I'm not sure if I'll do it again (there's so many people now that I feel like all anyone gets anymore is bars and popchips haha)

1 comment:

  1. I've never done the foodie penpals thing but I always loved doing blogger swaps. Gotta love the dried mango and wasabi peas!!