Foodie Pen Pals Reveal

Hey everyone! I mentioned last month that I have been a part of the “Foodie Pen Pal” group run by Lindsay over at her blog, The Lean Green Bean .

I received my box this month from a lovely lady named Ashley. She doesn’t have a blog so I can’t link to her. She sent some awesome yummies though!


The Plantain chips were wonderful. What I got of them anyway. My 15 year old absolutely LOVED them and I think I got maybe a small handful lol. I’m holding onto the chocolate bar for a treat for myself. I just love that Ashley must read my blog and knew to get me milk chocolate instead of the ubiquitous dark chocolate. I know most people prefer dark, but I am all about the milk chocolate hehe.

My boys loved the granola bars…again, I wasn’t quick enough and didn’t get any. But they sure LOOKED good! The thin mint cookies however have been hidden and if they are found and eaten, there WILL be teenage boys up for sale.

All in all, I think Ashley sent a totally delicious box of goodies and I appreciated it.


If you would like to join the Foodie Pen Pals group, here’s the info- this is straight off of Lindsays blog so head over there to 1) check out the link up and see all the boxes people got and 2) to join up!

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 Penpals 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 CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. You will also find contact information on that page for the UK branch of Foodie Penpals if you’re a blogger across the pond!

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


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9 thoughts on “Foodie Pen Pals Reveal

  1. I like milk chocolate better too – for sure! But with dark I feel like it’s not AS bad for me. I’m such a weirdo. 🙂

    How were the mint chocolate thins? Those look awesome!

  2. Glad you are enjoying this program. From what I have seen, pals are taking care in choosing what they send and most people are getting things in the flavors they like but in goodies that they have never tried. Funny that you hide food. My mom used to do that. However, she would forget where she hid the stuff sometimes. When we were little, everytime she commented about that, we would be on a scavenger hunt. However, sometimes it was not an issue of her forgetting but us finding and eating first. I know it had to have driven her crazy sometimes. Have a great weekend Janet!

  3. Awe, I’m glad you got the chocolate you wanted. Will you be asking money for those teenagers or offering money for someone to take them? 🙂

    I am also a milk chocolate girl and I actually hate dark. On my first date with Brian, we were talking about food and chocolate came up. I mentioned the milk only thing in passing. When he came to pick me up for our second date, he had a box of handmade chocolates for me (milk ONLY) from the confectioner in his town. I knew he was a keeper! 🙂

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