I recently started participating in a program called Foodie Penpals. If you've never heard of it before, you should definitely check it out! My friend Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean started this program a year ago and it's truly awesome. Each month you are paired up with someone who you send a foodie goodie box too, and also someone else who sends you one too. It is so cool!
October was my first month in the program and Kristina, from right here in northern Michigan, sent me an awesome box of goodies, along with a wonderful handwritten note.
Kristina included so many awesome things in my box! The pumpkin flaxseed granola is amazing over yogurt, topped with just a touch of honey.
I loved the pineapple fruit chips so much that they were gone the day I got them!
My kids loved the cinnamon brown sugar pop chips as well as the Dove chocolates and, of course, shared them with me. I loved the notes on the Dove wrappers, just like Kristina does.
Kristina also included peppermint hot chocolate and some delicious lemon ginger tea, which is perfect on these cold fall days. The Mrs. Dash Seasoning mix was awesome on the chicken I recently made, and I can't wait to try it on different meats and veggies.
Kristina didn't know this but I love all kinds of nuts, especially almonds, so those honey roasted almonds were gone in about a day! Same with the Breakfast on the Go snack. So delish!
I can't thank Kristina enough for this fabulous box of goodies! I am looking forward to my November Foodie Penpal already!
I sent my goodie box to Heidi over at Young Grasshopper. Hope she enjoyed the treats I sent her!
Interested in joining? Here is some info about the program:
-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 November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!