March Foodie Pen Pals!

Another month, another box of delicious goodies! This time, I received my box of treats from Ashley over at Simple Food Healthy Life.

I think everyone is catching on, because I’ve received a bar of chocolate from almost every foodie pen pal I’ve had. Certainly keep it coming – I love chocolate! In addition to the chocolate, Ashley sent me some treats from a local whole foods store in Connecticut, Mrs. Greens, which I loved! There were some dried veggies, strawberry yogurt covered pretzels, wasabi peas, and cheddar sesame sticks. Unfortunately, one of the containers had a little accident while en route, and exploded everywhere in the box.

Whoops!

I would be lying if I told you I just quickly discarded the box… I totally tried to salvage some and sampled each of the dried veggies. Totally gross, I know, but I just couldn’t bear throwing it out without at least taking a sample! Thankfully everything else made it in one piece, and I’ve been enjoying everything throughout the month.

If I had to pick a favorite (aside from the chocolate bar, of course), I’d have to go with the cheddar sesame sticks. It may be a bit of a stretch, but they reminded me a lot of crunchy Cheetos. I’ve also been enjoying the strawberry yogurt covered pretzels when I’m looking for something salty and sweet, and the wasabi peas are a nice kick every once in awhile. I just recently finished the chocolate bar, which I was somehow able to restrain myself with, and I was sad to see it go. But, there’s always next month’s box!

I’m so thankful for all the goodies Ashley sent me, and if you’re interested in finding out what I sent this month, head over to Diana’s blog Veggie Next Door to check it out!

If you’d like to join in on the fun, here are the 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 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!

If you’re interested in participating for April, please send an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com 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 or Canadian resident (Super important to make sure you’re on the right list!)

You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!

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5 Responses to March Foodie Pen Pals!

  1. dianabushneck

    Yum! I lived in CT for a year and LOVE mrs greens! They also have really great vegan-chicken-salad-sandwiches though I know those wouldn’t have shipped well.

    Thanks again for my awesome box of treats! I am going through withdrawal for that Irish Soda Bread! I ate the whole loaf with very little help in just a few days 🙂

  2. haha i would have salvaged from the box as well 🙂 you’re not alone!

  3. lindsAy

    i don’t think that sounds gross at all! i agree with lindsay, i would have salvaged from the box too. especially for dried veggies. yum!

  4. You are a true foodie like all of us commenters – I’d salvage from the box tooooo!
    I’ve never heard of Mrs Greens but I live in CT! Will have to head over to Ashley’s blog to check it out 🙂
    The cheddar sticks sound awesome, and the strawberry yogurt pretzels too. So unique!

  5. I would have been appalled if you *hadn’t* eaten them out of the box! Everything sounds great, wasabi peas are one of my favourite things to snack on, I love how they make you feel like your sinuses are melting…

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