Foodie Pen Pals July

The Lean Green Bean

Hello! Today is finally the day I get to share with you guys what awesome things I got in this month’s Foodie Pen Pals exchange! Wow, I’ll begin by saying that if you participate, you will love it (most likely) and if you get Em as your pen pal consider yourself lucky! I was actually thinking about not participating next month but then I received her package and I changed my mind instantly. Her package was so perfect, it nailed me to the tee, and it got me super excited for this once again! Yay!

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Foodie Pen Pals: June

The Lean Green Bean

Yay it’s my second time participating in the foodie pen pals created by the awesome Lindsay over at Lean Green Bean! I haven’t participated in last month but this month it’s back on! This month my foodie pen pal was Mary from Where’s The Zoom blog . I told Mary I wanted something healthier and that I try to watch my sugar intake and that I’m health and wellness obsessed individual. This was enough for Mary to get what to buy me, she was right on with all of her purchases and I freaking love the box!

No worries, you were right on point with all of the goodies and I have never tried any of the products you got me before so it was perfect! Such an awesome surprise, very pleasant :) Here are the contents of the foodie package:

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April Foodie Pen Pals Reveal

So this month was my first time participating in the Foodie Pen Pals program created by Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean blog! I have to say it was a lot of fun. When I received my package I felt like a little kid on Christmas! “What, oh what, could it be?!” I love being surprised. I like the feeling of anticipation and then being pleasantly surprised. Especially when the object of focus is food! Mmm.

Deanna from Teaspoon of Spice did the job perfectly well! She left me super happy after getting this package. I was going to try so many different things! She also included a nice note inside with a breakdown of what was to be found in the package.

First, I was happy that she included some local stuff. She visited Lancaster County in Pennsylvania and got me some goodies from the local Dutch farms. Those items included deliciously tart dried apples (surprisingly I have never had dried apples before – they were so good!), local honey (we all know I am obsessed with honey), and large hard pretzels.

Then, she included some things from Trader Joe’s that she really likes. Trader Joe’s is my favorite grocery store so I was totally into it. She also managed to include all of the stuff I have NOT tried yet: organic dark chocolate with almonds (SO DELICIOUS!), thai lime & chili cashews (nice and spicy), and whole wheat cous cous.

Deanna did a great job and I definitely had a great time noshing on these delicious snacks. As you might have noticed I even used  the apples in my vegan Bran Apple Muffins recipe.

Thanks again to Deanna from Teaspoon of Spice. Foodie Pen Pals is a lot of fun. Since I am moving in the beginning of May, I will not be participating in May’s program, but keep posted for June! I most definitely will be participating again come June.

Want to participate in Foodie Pen Pals for May? If so, click here to find out more info and sign up!