Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foodie Penpal

The Lean Green Bean

Hey guys! Have you heard about Foodie Penpals? Check it out: at The Lean Green Bean, Lindsay has organized an awesome foodie swap. You get matched up with a partner from the same country as you, and get to send them $15 worth of food treats. Someone else has your name and sends you goodies! It's a win-win!

My penpal was the lovely Katharine Christopoulos, and here's a peek at what was in the box that I received:

Yummo! Katharine sent me two types of gourmet granola - one with maple syrup and raisins, and the other with milk chocolate and hazelnut praline. So delish! I also received a yummy treat - chocolate covered potato chips. Dan and I may have ate them all... :) Katharine also wrote me the sweetest note of encouragement. It's so fun to have contact with new friends! I was paired up with a gal named Melinda, here's her post on what I sent to her.

If you'd like to learn more about the Foodie Penpal project, click here. You can sign up on that page, too! 

Now, don’t you wanna join in the fun?! Here are the Foodie Penpals details:
-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 June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
I can't wait to prep a package for next month!
Happy Thursday!


  1. so much fun! I didn't know you were doing it, wouldn't it be fun if we got paired up? I think I am doing it again in June, I skipped May. I miss you! xo

    1. yeah, i got the idea from your blog - thought that it looked like fun! it would be hilarious if we got paired up! i'd know just what to pick for you. we should do it for each other anyway :) xo


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