It’s that time again! I love the Foodie Pen Pal program and am so happy that I decided to participate! This was my second month and it was even better than the first! I received my box from Caroline, a blog reader in Wisconsin. And she sent me the most perfect treats!
I felt like she knew exactly the right things to send me, everything was awesome! Included in the box were all local treats from Wisconsin.
The very first thing I opened was the Dark Chocolate covered Cherries. The cherries are dried and these are so rich and yummy that I just eat one or two at a time, savoring them. I still have about 1/3 of the package left.
Next were the toffees… I love toffee so I was really excited to see both butter toffee and pistachio toffee in my box. The squares were quite large, so I was able to make this treat last for a few days.
Also in the box were some Potter’s crackers which were divine. I am a carb-aholic, I have mentioned this before, and I really love crackers. These were so good just on their own, and even better with cheese! The only thing that I haven’t opened yet is the Slack’s Red Raspberry Jam, and that’s only because I have an open jar of Raspberry preserves in the fridge! Raspberry is my favorite of all jams, jellies, preserves etc! All in all this box was a huge win for me and Caroline did an awesome job!!
I sent my box to Amorette, another blog reader in Texas. Unfortunately I haven’t heard from her, so I hope she received her box and enjoyed the goodies I sent her way!
Now, here’s the info about Foodie Pen Pals if you are interested in signing up…
-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 July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!
What types of treats would you like to see in a Foodie Pen Pal box?