Monday, April 30, 2012

April Foodie Penpal Reveal Day

The Lean Green Bean

Here it is the last day of April already, and time to reveal what I received in my Foodie Penpal package this month.  This exchange is hosted by Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean.  This month she even alphabetized all the names.  What a job that must have been.  There are now over 600 with exchanges in Canada and the UK.  Thanks Lindsay for all your hard work for us.

My package came from Lizzie at The Weekday Vegan.  It is always like Christmas to me when I unpack my box.  These are the wonderful and delicious things I found.


First there was a can of  Butter Toffee Peanuts.  I love these but rarely buy them, so these were a real treat.  Oh how I enjoyed them.


This little mix sounds so good, but we are not beer drinkers, and I keep forgetting to buy beer so I can make this up.  I do love small batch mixes from specialty mills like this.


This one I did get made up.  Love scones and jam.  Wonderful, wonderful.


I had to giggle when I saw the package of tea.  I sent tea to my penpal, too, not the same brand or flavor, however.  I drink tea a lot but had never tried this one.  Very good.  Notice the personalized note card with Lizzie’s name on it.  How cute.

Thanks, Lizzie, for sending such a great package.  You picked very well for me.

My package went to Rachel at My Naturally Frugal Family.  Hop on over to her blog to see what I sent.

If you have been missing all the fun and want to join in.  Here is all the info straight from Lindsay.

-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.
If you’re interested in participating for May, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 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!

I am linking to Foodie Penpal Reveal Day


  1. Well how fun! This is a great idea. Looks like you really won the GRAND prize huh? Nice!

  2. Lizzie is awesome! Her blog is so funny and real. She sent you some great stuff! Real jam is the best.


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