Monday, April 1, 2013

foodie penpal reveal day!

This month I participated in my first activity as a wannabe food blogger, Foodie Penpals.

My penpal this month was Leah MacKenzie over at MacKenzie Memories, and let me just tell you.
She nailed my taste down to a tee!
Here's what she sent {all the way from Minnesota!}:

  • Basil Fettuccini noodles - As suggested, we'll be trying this sometime this week with chicken, broccoli, and alfredo sauce.  They look delicious!
  • Granola from 3 Tiers Bakery Bistro - This stuff is amazing.  I've hidden it in my desk at work and have been having it for breakfast everyday for the last week.  True story.
  • Midwest Spice Rub - I am looking forward to trying this on chicken {and maybe fish?} at our new apartment, where we are allowed to have our very own grill! This couldn't have been sent at a better time, obviously.
  • Chile Limon Chocolate Bar - This I am loving.  It's so different...unlike any chocolate I've ever tried before.  It combines my love of dark chocolate with my absolute favorite food quality - spice.  This stuff hints that it will be spicy and it is.  So interesting!  {This is also being hoarded in my desk at work...sorry, boyfriend.}
  • Lemonades - Who doesn't love Girl Scout cookies?  Now spring can officially start.
  • PROBAR Fruition bars - Monday and Tuesday last week, before I started stuffing my face with granola everyday, I tried these for breakfast.  So good!  Finding a breakfast bar made with ingredients that I can recognize and pronounce is tough, so these were perfect!  I liked them both, but I think the blueberry was my favorite out of the two...just by a shmidge.
  • A cute little postcard with facts about Minnesota!

Thank you so much for my package, Leah!
I loved everything and have signed up for another month since this was such a success.
You're awesome!


Are you interested in joining us for Foodie Penpals next month? Here are some more 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 & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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 from the US or Canada and are in participating for April, please CLICK HERE  to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!
*If you’re from Europe, please CLICK HERE to signup.
Have a great Monday, everyone!


  1. Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the goodies!!