July Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!

31 Jul

This month’s fantastic foodie pen pal box came from Jennifer from JennJillDesigns. I have to admit, I forgot to take pictures because I was so excited to try everything. Before I knew it, the empty bag was in the trash. However, thanks to the handy dandy internet, I was able to pull up some pictures of what I got. Jennifer sent me the following items: White Lightening Chili, 2 CLIF Bars in White Chocolate Macadamia, Bear Naked granola in Heavenly Chocolate, and Dole Chia and Fruit Nut Clusters. (Jennifer if I missed anything, I am sorry!).

This was like crack, yo.

Tasty dinner!

So, so good

So addicting!

The first two items to be inhaled were the granola (I am a sucker for anything chocolate) and chia fruit clusters. My cats even liked the chia fruit clusters and nommed on some when I wasn’t looking. The next to go was the chili. I had never made chili before and I wanted to try something different for dinner. It was so good! My husband and I really enjoyed it. And so simple to make! It had just the right amount of spice that you could enjoy the heat without being too overwhelmed. I only had one Clif bar previously and I wasn’t thrilled before so I was a little hesitant about the white chocolate bar. Boy, was I glad to be wrong – so tasty! I still have the other one but I am kind of saving it.

Also really cool? Jennifer also has her own shop where she sells various things she makes on Etsy! I bought these super cute earrings (below) for a steal! They are so beautiful and simple and classic. So definitely check out her shop!


If you want to see what I sent to my foodie pen pal, Rebecca, head on over to ChangingUs to read all about it!

Want to get in the Foodie Pen Pal action? You know you want to!  Head on over to Lindsay’s site TheLeanGreenBean and sign up! Here is the 411:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

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!

FYI: If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at rocksalt@thisisrocksalt.com to get involved! 


3 Responses to “July Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!”

  1. JennJill Designs August 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the food! The White Chip Macadamia Clif Bars are my absolute FAVORITE, and I\’m glad they exceeded your expectations. I\’ve never actually tried any other Clif Bar flavors b/c they\’re so good that there\’s no need to try something else. 🙂 I had a great time being your Foodie PenPal this month!

  2. Mindy @Road Runner Girl July 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM #

    Yummy!!! Chocolate granola and those chia fruit clusters are going on my grocery list!!!


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