Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 2012 - Foodie Pen Pals

So, this was the first time that I participated in this program & it was so much fun!! I had fun picking out & sending my package and I DEFINITELY had fun receiving mine & eating all the goodies!! I received my package from the wonderful reader, Jennifer Stover. She sent me a bunch of treats from Chicago, all of which have been absolutely delicious!! My boyfriend & I have been munching on all the stuff for the past week or so and wish we had more of everything!! Hehe...here are the pictures of everything she sent me!!

Here's all the goodies!! Look for links to all the treats websites under their pictures!!
Here's the beautiful card she sent me!! The picture on the front was just gorgeous!!

These chocolate babies had nuts in them & were YUMMERS!! One of the first things to disappear from my pantry!!
This is the only thing we haven't tried yet--but can't WAIT to!! Loooove BBQ sauce & this looks delish!! (Frontera Website)
My whole family LOVES Stacy's Pita Chips, so I was SUPER excited to get a bag of these!! Try them with hummus, if you haven't already!! (Stacy's Website)
I wasn't quite sure what this was when I got it--a brand new product to try is exciting though!! And it was awesome!! We tried it on hot dogs first & yummmmmm!! (That Pickle Guy Website)
This had to be our favorite & it did NOT last long in the house at all!! So so so good!! If ya'll get the chance...get some of this to try immediately!! (Terry's Toffee Website)

I had a ton of fun participating in this program & can't wait to do it again!! You should participate too!! Here's all you need to know in order to do so!! (Want to see what I sent Talia?? Click here to see her blog!!)

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-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. So, I'm going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

If you’re interested in participating for March, please send  an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:
-Your full name

-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. - this is SUPER important so you get on the right list!

You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!

***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don''t....please re-send your email or contact Lindsay via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we're trying to avoid that!

Foodie Penpals


Chubby McGee said...

I love those Pita chips. They are so yums!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

oh gosh...that toffee...killer!