Melissa's Cuisine: Foodie Pen Pal

Friday, November 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

Have I mentioned before how much I love the Foodie Pen Pal program?  I think Lindsay is a genius for coming up with this idea and hosting it each month.  I know it's a ton of work for her! So, thank you for all your hard work Lindsay!
Mike and I both look forward to the arrival of our Foodie Pen Pal package each month.  This time he was so excited for it, that he opened our box while I was making supper.  Lucky for him, Kathy sent us a number of items that Mike enjoys :)
I'm a big tea drinker, so I was super excited to receive all of these fruity flavored teas.  I also enjoy flavored water, so I loved the flavoring packages as well.
Lindor truffles are my favorite candies--so I was thrilled to receive a little package!  Fridays are often movie and popcorn nights for us, so you better believe I'll be enjoying this popcorn tonight!  And, Mike loves olives so he really liked when I gave him these Oloves in his lunch. 

Popchips are one of my favorite kind of chips.  I haven't tried the chili limon yet, but I'm looking forward to it!  I often carry gum around, so this little package is perfect to fit in my purse.  And I can't wait to try out this salsa--good thing Kathy included a jar opener so it will be easier for me to open.

Thank you for a fabulous package Kathy! :)

I sent a package to Erin--you can check out her post here.

The Lean Green Bean
Are you interested in participating in Foodie Pen Pals? Here's some important info for you!

-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.

We're taking a break from Pen Pal boxes in December and instead we're donating toward Hurricane Sandy relief.  You can find more information on Lindsay's site.
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