I participate in Foodie Pen Pals and I love it! It’s really fun! Just like pen pals before email, foodie pen pals is organized by Lindsay at the lean green bean. Thanks for organizing this! Foodie Pen Pal is an amazing program where bloggers (non-bloggers too) connect and each send to each other some foodie love!
My pen pal this month was Michelle and she delivered the motherload of Asian offerings!! Thanks for the nosh! She sent me some awesome eats, some unique snacks, and something I think we can all agree on: oodles of noodles! Asian carb heaven 🙂
I will admit, I haven’t had time to try it all, it arrived the day before I left for home for Thanksgiving and unfortunately, that meant flying 600 miles away from my beloved foodie pen pal box 🙂 I know a few things: I adore edamame and seaweed snacks. If you ever need a little kick to a salad, toss some of these on it and it will change your foodie life. The wasabi sauce is amazing and the crystallized ginger will make a great topper to salads, all those noodles, and when I make a giant hot pot or homemade lo mein, I’ll be using the ginger, mushrooms, and wasabi sauce in them. The napkins are adorable and I used them when I hosted a thanksgiving dinner last week. Thanks to Michelle for the thoughtful, well planned, and AMAZING box this month! My foodie heart runneth over!
If you want to become a foodie penpal, check it out and learn more about it. It’s a great way to connect with other bloggers, check out some of the awesome eats, and have a little fun shopping for your own eats to send to someone. I sent my pen pal two kinds of homemade granola and some energy chunks this month and hope she enjoyed them!
I sent a package to Mary, what a great gal!
Interested in participating with us? Here are some of the dirty 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.