May 2013 Foodie Penpal Reveal

This is my second month joining the program and I’m enjoying it so far!

Got this box from Joanna who resides in New York and she sent me her favorite snacks for me to try (all from Trader Joe’s) :

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I was excited to see the box on my doorstep and I opened the box right away to try the goodies ūüôā

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Love the taste of this snack. Just the right sweetness and the combination of apple/cinnamon. yum!

But this is my favorite…

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Can’t stop munching on these coconut chips! Reminds me of macaroons. Coconut chips from Thailand.

Now, on to Jeju Mandarin orange slices :

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They’re okay. I like the crunchiness of the oranges but some pieces tasted bitter.

I also prefer tea over coffee and it’s good that she sent a decaf one. this will be perfect after a meal. The smell of peppermint ¬†is heaven!

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Also got some candies :

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I love peanut butter and jelly. Haven’t tried the fruit wraps yet ūüėõ

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Organic raspberry fruit spread that’s not so sweet.

Thanks Joanna for sending me this box. I enjoyed each one of them!

And now it’s time for some details about¬†Foodie¬†Penpals.¬† In case you‚Äôre a new reader, here‚Äôs a reminder of what the program is 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 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 & European residents. ¬†Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other¬†Canadians¬†only. Same with Europeans. 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 the Lean Green Bean website for more information on how to join.

I can not wait until next month for another foodie pen pal reveal ūüôā

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