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Monday, October 1, 2012

September Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

How is that I woke up today & it's October?!?  OMG...where did September go?  But, even though I had to change the calendar over meaning we're that much closer to cold weather, shoveling snow & leaping into a new year...the good thing about today is it's foodie penpal reveal day!

The foodie penpal program is put on by the Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean.  Please check out her amazing blog & this fabulous program! 

This was my second month participating and it was another fabulous month!  I was paired with Melissa Brooklyn Locavore!  Melissa is passionate for all things local & knowing where her food is coming from.  Her blog is such an inspiration...please, check her out!

On to the GOODS!  I was "pee my pants" excited when I saw this on my doorstep

When I ripped into it, which took all of 1.4 seconds ;)...this is what I found:

1.  Bread Alone Granola - chocolate berry granola...um, delicious!  I love this in my yogurt, on my pancakes {yes, I'm weird like that}, or simply by the handful!  It's great for on-the-go snacking!

2.  Justin's All Natural PB - I love, love, LOVE peanut butter!  My new favorite sandwiches are PB & Nutella...{swoon}!  

3.  "Spicy" {aka - boozy ;)} Cranberries ♥♥♥ - I told Melissa that my favorite Holiday was Thanksgiving...nothing reminds me of Thanksgiving more than cranberries (& booze, duh...)!  They're cooked down in Grand Marnier with a hint of Cinnamon & Nutmeg.  It's like fall/Thanksgiving in a jar!  So, so, so delicious!  I'm certain these will not make it to my next Thanksgiving...SO GOOD!!

4.  Chocolate covered espresso beans - what's not to love?  Chocolate & espresso...a tired Mom's best friend ;)  I may or may not have eaten these all at once...in 4 seconds. 

5.  Green Tea - a perfect drink for the cooler nights!  I love drinking tea at night while snuggling  up on the couch with a good book!  

6.  Chocolate brickle - this was hands down, 100% AH-MAZING!  I lost all sense of control & ate this like a wild animal!  It was sweet and chewy and down right delicious!  It's a local NY treat, so unfortunately I can't get any more here...but it's probably a good thing; I'd probably weigh 450 pounds if I could eat this everyday (because lets face it, I totally would).  

Thank you so much Melissa for the wonderful treats!  They were totally delicious!  I loved trying some local NY treats!!! 


This month I sent my goodies to a non-blogger, Michelle!  She's totally sweet & has an amazing hobby.  Check it out here!

She sent me a little write up to post...here it is!

This month I received my goodies from Leah.  I couldn't wait to open my box!!  Once I did, I couldn't believe how accurate she was on everything that I like and I didn't even tell her.  The first thing that I loved was the Double Chocolate Mint Cookies she made herself. She even included her recipe!  Her box came at the right time because I was famished when I got home from work and already hungry so I ate one immediately.  Shhhhh...... The Apple Cinnamon Chips I didn't even get to try because I looked over at my fiance and he was gobbling them up.  If he likes, they had to be good!  I loved all my other goodies as well.  Everything was soooo perfect and was great to grab and go.  Thank you Leah for making my second month a great experience!!

Jealous and want to join??  Here's how:

What is the program 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 & get their mailing address & any other information you might need such as allergy 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; the possibilities are endless!

- You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size & 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 & 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 the month.

- Foodie Penpals is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian residents will be paired with other Canadian residents ONLY.  We've determined things might get too slow & backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from the US to Canada & vice versa. 

If you are interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form & to read the terms & conditions.

You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th.

**If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe & want to participate, send Lindsay an email & she'll see if there is enough interest this month.


1 comment:

  1. Leah--so glad you liked everything!! The granola on pancakes? I must try. I make about a dozen jars of the cranberries each year and savor them throughout the year. Only one jar left but luckily it's almost time for more!