Thursday, September 6, 2012

Foodie Penpals--Aug '12

So I'm extrememly late in linking up and posting about August's foodie box {{story of my life}} but as they say.."better late than never", eh? ;) 
This box came from Bridget, a sweet girl in California. She sent me my FIRST.BOX.EVER. of granola!!! I have been dying to have some with my yogurt and mixed in my overnight oats onedaywhenIfinallylearnhowtomakeit. You know..all the foods the cool people eat on the blogs you read that your always wanting & never making. :)
AND..she sent me some Brigittine Monks Chocolate Fudge WITH NUTS (my absolute favorite way to have fudge!)  from Market Hall in Cali! I have GOT to open this and try it already!! I'm holding on to it like I'm waiting on "that moment when the time is finally right". ha! I think that moment will be tonight...
And last but definitely not least, a bag of 479* Popcorn. Not to mention it's Fleur de Sel Caramel! light, crunchy caramel sprinkled with delicate flakes of French sea salt  Yum.
I knew there was a reason I loved this Foodie thing. ☺

The Lean Green Bean

Here are the details:
-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 September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.