Thursday, 31 May 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

During the month of May I was a Foodie Pen Pal!

The Lean Green Bean

What's a "Foodie Pen Pal" you ask? Well, let me explain. 

On the 5th of every month, you receive your penpal pairing via email. It is then your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need. Then you get to shop (with a $15 spending limit) for your penpal. You then have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail to send to your penpal. On the last day of the month, you post about the goodies you received from your penpal! For full details, click here!

I saw this appearing on a few blogs that I follow and it sounded so cool! Who doesn't love receiving packages in the mail?! The lovely Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean came up with this fantastic idea and she organizes it every single month!

I decided to sign up for May. My penpal ended up being the wonderful Helen from What Happened Next.... So I sent her a quick email to let her know that I would be sending her some goodies and to find out what her likes and dislikes were. She sent me back a lovely email and we've been corresponding via email every so often ever since! 
I forgot to take a picture of the box that I sent her, but she'll be adding a post just like this to her blog today, so feel free to check it out to see what I sent her :) I really enjoyed shopping for her, but it was tough to stay in withen the 15$ limit.. I may have went over a bit ;) 

A couple days later I received an email from Amie at Running on Healthy letting me know that I was her penpal and a few weeks later I received a great package in the mail containing a bunch of awsome goodies! 

Love Snail Mail :)

Amie is a vegetarian and I told her that I was perfectly OK with Vegetarian products and that I enjoy trying new things. Everything in the box was new to me and I've enjoyed everything that I've tried so far. I may have ripped open the bag of "Salty Dog" chips as soon as I opened the box.. they were so good!

Yum! I could go for some more ;)

Tasty and easy!

I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds good!

I got two of these babies, but I've already eaten the other one. It was tasty! I believe the flavour was a coconut combination :)

These taste like sushi :)

Homemade energy balls. yum!

Looking forward to trying this!

I really enjoyed the Foodie Pen Pal experience and I've already signed up for June! I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys new food, receiving snail mail and "meeting" new people. For more details on this program or if you'd like to sign up for June, click here!! You won't be disappointed ;) 


  1. Replies
    1. It really is! It's nice because you don't have to do it every month, just whenever you feel like it.

  2. The black forest bar sounds delicious. :)

  3. Awesome stuff! Thanks again for my package. Love the whole penpals thing (and I agree - like that you can just do odd months here and there) - I'm signed up for next month too!

  4. That penpals thing sounds awesome! I might have to try it... :)

  5. This is a great idea! I just signed myself up :)

    1. It's a really fun idea and so exciting to see what you received :)


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