Foodie Penpals was created by Lindsey of the Lean Green Bean Blog. It's a monthly swap program where you meet a Foodie Penpal and get to know them and what they like to eat. You have a $15 budget and weeks to learn and shop.
This was my first time participating and I had so much fun! Even though I goofed and didn't read the instructions properly (My pen pal was supposed to be someone else- not the person that got me!) The point is to meet new people.
So, my Foodie Penpal was Katie from over at Wish and Whimsy Blog. Katie and I have become real pen pals. We chat about everything and more! Katie is from my home state and we actually share tons of things in common. We are planning to meet up for dinner sometime in the near future to meet in person!
Katie sent me some of the coolest items like the Olive Oil book! How neat is that? The book is my favorite part of my package this month. It is really unique and is teaching me a lot.
I expressed that I loved Italian foods and she hooked me up! She sent some lovely olive spread, olive oil crackers, pasta, the Olive Oil book, some snack bars and even a mini Maker's Mark Bourbon BBQ sauce (Major KY props!)
Here are some detailed close up pictures of my box o' goodies!
Yum!!! What a cool shape! Can't wait to cook a special dinner for the Hubby with these!
Very yummy and perfect for spreads like the olive spread!
The book- my fave part of this package!
Maker's Mark Gourmet Sauce- great on chicken!
Special K Bars! I devoured these within the first two days of receiving my package! I loved them!
This process was a total blast! If you love food, you should definitely sign up and give it a shot. You can discontinue or re-sign up at any time! No pressure!
-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!
-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. You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!