Foodie Pen Pal Reveal!

The Lean Green Bean

It’s reveal day for my first go-round with Foodie Pen Pals!

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. 

Click HERE to find out more and how to sign up!

I was thoroughly spoiled by my foodie pen pal, Cher.  I told her I had a sweet tooth and liked chocolate and she definitely took that and ran with it.

Here are some photos of the goodies I got (please excuse the awesome photos, I know I’m bordering on photo-taking genius):

I gotta say that I loved EVERYTHING, especially the chocolate covered pecans – I will have to find me some of those! The agave was neat, and I’m glad I got to try it, and will definitely be using this kind as well as the regular kind in baking and in general more often now.

This was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to participate in May’s exchange, too!