April 1, 2013

Foodie Penpals March

 The Lean Green Bean

I participated in my very first Foodie Pen Pal exchange.   

Here’s a detailed explanation of the Foodie Penpals program:
-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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.
I was paired up with a gal named Sami who sent me a box loaded with fun items from Trader Joe's, one of my favorite stores.  Thanks Sami!  I sent a lovely Michigan themed box to my pen pal, Wendy. Her response is pending.   
In the box I RECEIVED was:
  • Wild Salmon Jerky
  • Roasted Seaweed
  • TaiYellow curry Sauce
  • Powdered peanut butter
  • Dried Coconut strips
  • Wasabi roasted  Laver (seaweed)


  1. Such a great box! I'm excited to try this in June for the first time!


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