Foodie Penpals (August)

I know you all are confused by my post today.  Foodie Penpals is supposed to be at the end of the month right?  Well…this past month was a little…harried.  Without going in to all the details, the person I sent a box to for August was generous enough to send me a box back!  What a great gift.  Thanks, Sara!

Sara emailed me the standard swap email.  What kind of foods do you like, what’s your favorite combination, where do you live, etc?  I told her I liked peanut butter and chocolate.  She went a little crazy!  😛

The first thing I saw was the Reese’s Muffin Mix.  These looked crazy good.  And crazy dangerous!

Next was the Honeymaid Grahamfuls.  They’re only 120 calories and will be a great dessert for my lunches at work!

She also included some of my favorite breakfast bars:  Nature Valley Protein bars in (of course) peanut butter and chocolate.  I love these things!

One thing she had recently discovered was the Sparkling Ice water.  I love these too!  Kroger had them on sale for $1 a while back and I grabbed a couple.  She put the black raspberry in my box, which turns out to be my favorite flavor!

She also included Heath candy pieces, which are great in Better Than Sex cake.  I haven’t made that in a while, so this might be the perfect reason to do so!

I can’t believe how generous Sara was this month.  My penpal never sent me anything and, after I told her, she jumped at the chance to send me something.  Turns out, the girl she was supposed to send to never contacted her either!

If you want to join in the fun, head on over to Lindsay’s blog and sign up for Foodie Penpals.  Here’s a little more info about the process:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 & UK residents.
Last month was crazy to say the least.  I hope this month is easier!  Have a great day!


7 thoughts on “Foodie Penpals (August)

  1. Hi Bethany–I was looking for health and fitness blogs in the Ohio area on HLB and found you. I must admit, I was drawn to your name to click on it 😉
    I just did my first foodie swap with the Lean Green Bean this month–can’t wait to post on that one. Sara was awesome to send you your chocolate and peanutbutter box of goodies!! 🙂

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