June 2013 Foodie Penpal Reveal

It’s time for another Foodie Penpal Reveal 🙂  Got my box this month from Sara who is from Ohio.  It was a big box that is why I got more excited to see the goodies inside!


The goodies were mostly from the local farmers market :


The potato chips are from Massillon, OH and her family loves munching on these! I like it. It’s not oily at all and so addicting.

My favorite : the Gluten-Free Nutella cookies. These are chewy and crunchy at the same time. Heaven!  and yes Sara, the cookies reached here in good quality 🙂


Honey from Norwalk, OH which I used in making honey bbq wings!


She gave me wild flower and buckwheat honey sticks too (perfect as tea and coffee sweetener) and beeswax products like lip balm and candle (I liked them!)


She even sent me a jar of strawberry rhubarb jelly from her grandma who lives in Michigan and dandelion jelly from OH. I’ll try them soon!


Thanks Sara for putting together a wonderful box!


Here is a guest post from Tory who resides in Mississippi.  She is the recipient of my box :

Hello! Well, since this is my first ever blog post, let me introduce myself. My name is Tory, and I’m currently a sophomore in college majoring in biology. I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but I know I’ll figure it out. This is also my first time to participate in Foodie Penpals. I had the privilege of receiving lots of goodies from Sheryllyne!

Here’s what she sent me:


Here’s what was in the box (including items from the Philippines):

Fresh & Easy Classic Granola– which I have loved being able to top my yogurt with.

Boy Bawang Cornick– which definitely had a unique flavor. I’m not too sure of them yet.

Onion and Chive Crackers– which were delicious!

Fresh & Easy Honey Wheat Pretzels– which I love a good combination of sweet and salty.

Piattos– Being from the South, I’m pretty picky about anything barbeque flavored, but these had just the right amount of seasonings.

Chocolate Oatmeal– which I love anything chocolate! I can’t wait to try it with some of the peanut butter stirred in.

Trader Joe’s peanut butter– which you can never have too many jars of peanut butter!


 Peppermint Tea and Green Tea– which were both good.

Big Island Cookies– which I was so excited to receive. They reminded me of the cookies I tried while in Hawaii for Spring Break.

Polvoron (powdered milk candies)- which if you ever get to try…Oh my so good!


Knorr Crab & Corn Soup– which I can’t wait to try, but it’s rather hot here. I’ll save it for colder weather.

I really enjoyed FPP and can’t wait to do it again. Thank you so much Sheryllyne for all my goodies and allowing me to guest post!

* Thanks Tory for the nice feedback 🙂 glad you liked the goodies I sent you


And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s 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 🙂