I am officially no longer a resident of Athens, GA. Tear. I have been moving and cleaning ALL day so that’s why I am extreeemely late getting this post out. But better late than never, right?!
This was my first time participating in the Foodie Pen Pals program, and it was so fun! I love trying different snacks and goodies, and picking them out for someone else was just as awesome. I received my package from Rachel, and immediately tore into it. Check out what she sent me.
Now a look at some of my favorites. First up, Snickerdoodle Soft Cookies from Trader Joes. These things were so delicious. I have a serious addiction to cookies. I think these were gone in about 5 min. tops.
I also got these Coconut Macaroons. Again, gone in 3 seconds. Just can’t help myself!
Also in the package was an assortment of teas (some even caffeine free!), a delicious trail mix from Trader Joe’s, and an energy bar. I’m pretty sure I loved every single thing I got. Thank you so much Rachel!
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 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!