Being the last day of the month means that it’s Foodie Pen Pal reveal day! Last month I took a break from Lindsay‘s food exchange extravagance, so I was excited to get in on the action again for the month of May.
Thanks to Lindsay for organizing this. Foodie Pen Pals is growing exponentially, and I cannot imagine how much time Lindsay puts in to it. If you are interested in participating, which I highly recommend you do, please see the information at the bottom of this post.
This month, I was lucky enough to receive a box of treats from Amanda. She put together a box of local goodies from her home state of Michigan. Yeah for a fellow midwesterner! She wrote a note explaining each of the items, which I definitely appreciated.
The coffee she sent me from Roos Roast is amazing and tastes great hot or iced. I love trying new coffees, especially from local coffee shops. Plus I love the design on the bag.
Oh my. These chips and salsa together were incredible! This dug into these immediately. The salty, homemade chips with the cherry salsa were just divine.
One of the reasons I was so happy to have Amanda’s explanation of each item’s “home” is because I would’ve never known that this soda came from Zingermans. Because Brody grew up in Toledo, his family often traveled north into Michigan and would stop by Zingermans. I’ve never been to their deli, which is where this soda came from, but I have ordered and eaten many of their breads.
This soda intrigued me, but I held off on trying it. On the way up to the cottage a couple weekends ago, I brought it along for the car ride. It was spicy and had a strong ginger flavor. I really liked it, although it was different than any other ginger ale I have tried.
Thanks so much to Amanda for sending me such a kind package of goodies!
-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 are interested, the link to Lindsay’s blog is at the top of the post.