June Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!!

30 Jun
The Lean Green Bean

It’s that time of the month again – Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!

For my newbie readers, Foodie Pen Pals, is exactly like what it sounds. Every month, readers and bloggers come together to send each other a care package with yummy, delicious treats and then post about it (for non-bloggers, they can guest post if they choose). The program was created by Lindsay over at TheLeanGreenBean. Of course, there are rules that need to be followed, including dietary restrictions (if required) and a spending limit. But more on that later… including how to participate in July!

This month I received my package from Julie. My box contained: ginger honey crystals; fig marmalade; a praline; and a jar of Dazzle Peanut Butter Crave.

This is actually not my hand. I had to google a pic because I ate my jar and tossed it. That’s how it good this stuff is. For serious.

Yummy tea crystals!

Pralines = yummy!

Marmalade!

I’ve tried fig butter, so I was open to trying the marmalade – how much different could it be? It was good! As was the praline.  I really enjoyed the ginger crystals too. I am not a huge tea drinker, but I liked this a lot. The big hit though was the jar of Razzle Dazzle PB crave. It took me some time, but I managed to polish off the entire jar. It would have taken me less than a week, but I practiced some self-control. This.Was.Hard. I mean it had white and dark chocolate chunks, honey, and raspberries. If I could marry it, I would’ve. And I told my husband this numerous times. Whoops, hehe.

In sum, a BIG thank you Julie for my box of treats!

Don’t you want to get in on the action? You know you want to! Here are the deets:

-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 July, please fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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

And if you’re interested in seeing what I sent to my Foodie Pen Pal, Christie, head on over to her site and check it out!

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