Foodie Pen Pals – August

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of August.. but here it is… and today I get to share with you all the awesome goodies that I got from Christina who was my Foodie Pen Pal for August.

First is a cute card with a recipe for Christina’s Curried Cauliflower.


And onto the goodies…


The best thing about the goodies?  They’re all items I’ve never tried and never really noticed in the stores.  So I’m super excited to try them all out – I am a little nervous about the wasabi peas though.. hehe

So what came in the package?

freshii snacks – Wasabi Peas – they really look delicious.. but I don’t usually have wasabi when eating sushi, so I’m nervous about trying this.. hehe

Harry & David – Honey Roasted Sesame Sticks – I remember having these as the snack offered on airline flights, that was quite a while ago so I’m sure these are going to be delicious

Mrs. McGarrigle’s – Balsamic & Cracked Pepper Mustard – definitely excited to try this, the extend of my mustard use is French’s..

Wai Lana – Cassava Chips – Lime Chili flavor – these look delicious too.  I’ve never tried cassava before, so it’ll be neat to see how they compare to a potato chip

Oskri – Fig Bar – don’t think I’ve ever eaten a fig before, so again this is going to be a brand new food for me to try (this was hidden behind the chips in the picture above)

A huge thank you to Christina, my foodie pen pal for sending me these goodies!


Doesn’t the Foodie Pen Pal thing sound like so much fun? It’s a great opportunity to try products from different parts of the country and you get to meet great people.  And really, who doesn’t LOVE receiving a package in the mail full of goodies!!? If you’re interested here are the 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.

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


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