Foodie Pen Pals/01

For the month of July I participated in a foodie exchange organized by Lauren the blogger behind The Lean Green Bean. You get paired up with two people, one will send you a package and the other will receive a package from you.


I received my foodie package from Bridget, blogging at The Road Not Processed. In our email exchange I mentioned I was a bit of a Francophile, her appropriate response was a drawing of a Monsieur Chat. I love his striped scarf!


On Sunday afternoon I enjoyed the Almondina with bits of chocolate and a nice cup of Earl Grey. Perfection! Thanks B!

I definitely enjoyed this experience. Who doesn’t love to receive packages filled with food?? It was also a lot of fun to put a package together for someone else based on their palate and preferences. Unfortunately I had trouble getting a response from the person I was assigned to mail something to. I’m hoping for better luck next month.

Foodie Pen Pal Rules

-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.

If you’re interested in participating visit Foodie Pen Pals.