Monday, April 30, 2012

April Foodie Pen Pal

The Lean Green Bean

It is no secret that I love getting the mail. I also love food.  It seemed like a match made in heaven then when I first heard about the Food Pen Pal program created by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean.  Lindsay pairs you up with another foodie and you create a food gift box of your favorites and send it off.  In return you get a little special box of your own full of goodies.

I was paired off with Amber. The whole Food Pen Pal thing was new to both of us and we were eager to please.

She sent off an assortment of teas, fruit strip snacks, granola, Jordan almonds, coconut cookies and peanut butter.

She was a woman after my heart or maybe my stomach would be a better phrase because she was able to send me so many truly enjoyable treats.

Funny that my gift contained some of the very same Peanut Butter and Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams.  It is the best stuff really so I was very happy to get one as well as The Bee's Knees. I have wanted to try this type for a while but when it comes down to it I always go with the chocolate.  Now I have both!

So if you want to join here are 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 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 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!


  1. Most people have been well pleased with the foodie pen pal program. I think it is because each foodie takes a lot of care in deciding on what to send. You look like you got a nice variety of tasty goodies!

  2. Jordan's almonds are the way to go! What a great box.

  3. I just love seeing what everyone gets every month in their Foodie Penpal boxes. I am living vicariously through you all until I can one day afford to participate myself! Until, then I just drool over all your awesome finds. Yummy yummy!

  4. What a fun way to connect with other bloggers...and try some new treats! If life can settle down a bit, I'd love to join in one day!

  5. Another great package from the penpal club!! I have been enjoying viewing everyone's package. :)

  6. I love this idea. Its a super fun way to connect with bloggers. You managed to get yet another fantastic package of goodies :)


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