November Foodie Penpal Reveal

It’s Foodie Penpal reveal day!  Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean created this program last September to link foodies from around the world.  On the 5th of the month, each participant is assigned a penpal to send a box of goodies to, and is assigned a different penpal from whom he or she will receive a foodie box.

This month I was paired to receive a box from Vanessa at Mid South Moma where she blogs about food, family, and life.  Vanessa sent me a fun gluten-free box, but unfortunately the preserves didn’t make it – I think they were Bread and Butter Pickles.  The jar cracked/leaked, so I had to throw them out.  Everything else was great though, so no harm!

On to the goodies….

  • Enjoy Life Caramel Apple Snack Bar – not pictured because I ate it before I took one – it was AWESOME.
  • Clif Kid Fruit Snacks – fun sweet snack
  • Organic Brown Cane Sugar – I’m excited about this for holiday baking
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – These will make a great crust for a dessert for the holidays!

I was assigned to send a box to Mary at Inside Her Eyes.  She’s a lifestyle blogger who I’ve enjoyed getting to know.

Wanna play?

Note: For December in the spirit of giving, Lindsay has organized a Foodie Pen Pal for Charity where we’ll take a break from the traditional swap and instead are encouraged to donate the money that we would spend on purchasing and mailing the items for the swap to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Check it out here.  For those who would like to sign up for January swap, read below and sing up before the 4th of January.

-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 Penpals 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.

Check out my June Foodie Penpal, July Foodie Penpal, August Foodie Penpal, September Foodie Penpal, and October Penpal reveal posts.

The Lean Green Bean

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