July Foodie Pen Pals

I just noticed that I havent posted since last foodie pen pals.  Sigh! That means I really need to get into gear and start cooking again! Its been too darn hot to even consider turning on any grill or stove though.  Anyhoo! Back to the real topic…FOODIE PEN PALS!  I am so glad I stumbled upon this program because its so much fun, you connect with other foodies, and try foods youd otherwise probably pass by.  My Foodie Pen Pal this month was Madisen Trueg.

I received a spice grinder with vanilla sugar and cinnamon (Love! very strong cinnamon flavor, not all sugar taste!)

Edamame Snack Mix, Ive never seen this before, am I sheltered??

Snackle Mix (my favorite..a-d-d-i-c-t-e-d)

and a Fusion Rice Blend that I still have yet to try out!

I loved the snacks as an easy after-workout thing to munch on.  I keep forgetting that with the Snackle Mix that everything has to be in moderation, but I really love it and Im going to be terribly sad when I run out.  Note to self – find who sells this stuff!

Even the box is fun!

Haha well thank you Madisen for another successfully fun run of foodie pen pals and thank you Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean for coordinating foodie pen pals each month!


-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. 

If you’re interested in participating for August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!