Today is the day! I love food swap reveals- getting to see what everyone got and getting new product recommendations is just awesome.
For those of you who don’t know, Food Pen Pals was devised by the lovely Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean and it pairs bloggers and readers to exchange packages packed full of goodies! I’ll post specifics at the end of this post in case any of you would like to participate next month!
I received my package from Suzi at Confessions of a Fitness Instructor. I knew when I got my pairing that she would send some awesome healthy treats and she didn’t disappoint!
can you see the card? It’s so cute!
So in my package I got:
a Just Us Fair-trade Dark Chocolate Bar- I loved this! I lived in Halifax for a summer and Just Us was one of my favourite cafes there so this bar brought back memories
a red raspberry spritzer that was naturally sweetened with fruit juices and was really refreshing!
- a few different teas- Peppermint, Chocolate Mint Oolong and Chai Spice- I love tea so these were gone very soon
- a pack of Pocket Fruit To Go Stiks- these are so fun!
- some homemade granola that she very kindly left the oats out from because she wasn’t sure if they had gluten. So sweet of her :) This granola was delicious and so full of goodness from nuts and seeds
Thanks again Suzi for the awesome package!
Now if you want to join the fun and participate in this food swap next month keep reading and then click here to sign up!
Here’s a detailed explanation of the program (taken from the Lean Green Bean Blog):
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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 in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
That’s it for me today but I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe! Enjoy your weekends everyone and to all my fellow Canadians, enjoy the long weekend!