Friday, August 31, 2012

August Foodie Pen Pal

This month I got a box from the lovely Amanda from Wisconsin. 

We quickly found out that we both love chocolate.  Even with the warm temperatures she ventured to send a box full of chocolate goodies and I am so glad she did.

There were three bars of chocolate, milk, mint, and caramel.  Think the center of a Lindt truffle in bar form.  They were so good! The first one I had was half gone before I knew it.  

We also got a cute football helmet with the Green Bay Packers logo and three chocolate covered Oreos with Mickey Mouse.  The Oreos were consumed within hours of receiving the box. 

There was chocolate fudge dip with pretzels and a box of Cocktail flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans.  Pomegranate and Mint Mojito combination was my favorite.

Thanks Amanda! We enjoyed the box very much.

I sent a box off to Geneva.  She doesn't have a blog but sent these kind words over for me to post. 
I was the lucky person chosen to be Emily's Foodie Penpal for August. I received a great package filled with a variety of goodies for my pleasure. In my package was a box of Anna's Chocolate Mint Thin Wafers; which I already know will be the crust for my next Cheesecake. I just haven't decided what flavor yet. Next I pulled out a bag of Trader Joes Caramel Popcorn. I love popcorn and this bag is already only half full. A box of Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds was the next item I discovered. They look so rich and yummy. Those will have to be served for a special occasion worthy of them.
The best that my box had to offer were the Fleur De Sel Caramels. I am a caramel freak and these are some of the best I've ever eaten. They too are from Trader Joes and I highly recommend them to all you caramel junkies. Last but not least Emily brought me back down to earth with a healthy living magazine. I have gone through it twice already. It has a lot of great recipes and tips. I am embarrassed to say I can't remember the exact name of the magazine. I went to find it this morning and it is missing. I'm assuming my best friend Lisa, who was admiring it last night, took it home with her to get some of those recipes for herself. I want to thank Emily for being the best Foodie Penpal. I don't know how anyone will ever be able to top August!
LOL, Geneva

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals

If you’re interested in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

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

The Lean Green Bean


  1. Kind words, great gifts, and so much fun. Thank you for sharing with me. And thank you for your kind words and continued support. They mean more to me than I can express! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I used to be obsessed with trying all the Jelly Belly flavors! They're come far!


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