This month I received an awesome box from Patti!! She included some great items and a couple of magazines which made me incredibly happy considering I am a magazine addict!!!
This box was one of the more interesting boxes I have received because I can honestly say I have never tried any of these items. I immediately tried out the most intriguing item to me which was the Grapefruit and Smoked Salt Marmalade. I absolutely love grapefruit and I am definitely more of a salt girl rather than a sweet girl so this item just called out to me!!!
This marmalade was the perfect combination of tangy, sweet and salty flavors!!! I am absolutely in love and the best thing is that this marmalade is actually made in Brooklyn which is just a short ride away from where I live!!!
The next item I tried was the Bahama Mama Mango Salsa which was also fantastic!!!
Also included in the box:
- Wheat berries: I have not tried these yet but have been meaning to get them so I looking forward to trying them out. They will be perfect for the clean eating challenge I am participating in August.
- Cookies: Patti got these locally and my daughter Abby loved them. I tried a bite and they were delicious!
- Holly’s Cranberry Almond Multigrain cereal: I love oatmeal, cranberries and almonds so I am looking forward to trying out this oatmeal.
- Competitive Magazine and Boston Edible Magazine: The magazines were a welcome bonus!! I am looking forward to reading both!!!
Foodie Penpals was created by Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean.
Check out the details of how the program works below:
-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 August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 5th! You will receive a confirmation email from me within 24 hours if you sign up. IF YOU DON’T GET ONE, send me an email!
Have you participated in Foodie Penpals?