It's finally time for the Foodie Penpals reveal! This month was my first month participating and it was so much fun - I definitely am glad that I decided to participate! Lindsay ran everything so smoothly and I loved putting together a package to send out to the penpal I was assigned (both the package I sent and received were from non-bloggers, which is why I'm not linking to a post about what goodies I sent out!).
If you've never heard of or participated in Foodie Penpals, click here to view how it works and the conditions for participation.
Onto my package! Jessica sent me an AMAZING box full of goodies that I loved! I could tell that she took the time to put together a box that she knew I would enjoy because boy oh boy she hit it spot on.
One of the things that we're supposed to include in the box is something handwritten - I loved the cute card Jessica sent me! I also liked how she wrote what she included and why she included it - it made it clear that she put a lot of effort into the box.
First up: freeze dried fruit! I absolutely LOVE freeze dried fruit, but I'd never had any of the combos that she sent me (peaches, pineapples, and strawberry banana) and all of them were phenomenal. I think the freeze dried peaches were my favorite.
black bean soup! you guys know I love me some black bean soup and this was delicious!
justin's nut butter!! i love any and all nut butters and i'd never had the honey almond version before (it was fantastic!)
Suzie's spelt and flaxseed puffed crackers. Ironically I'd almost bought a package in the store a few days prior to receiving the package, so I was quite excited to see these in the box! I loved putting nut butter on them- the texture reminded me of a crunchier rice cake.
sunflower basil crackers. these were SOOO good!!! I demolished the box all on my own - my favorite way to eat them was dipped in almond butter, but they were delicious plain as well.
cinnamon toast pretzel crisps. ohmygoodness these are my new favorite snack! i've never seen this version in stores nearby but i am definitely on the hunt to find some more. these were gone in under 24 hours of opening my package - that definitely says something!
chocolate and peanut butter granola thins. you can't go wrong with the combo of dark chocolate and pb!
pria bars - these were new to me and i loved them! they're the perfect size for a small snack (whereas most other bars are better sized for a small meal) and both flavors were yummy.
fruit strips! i seriously have no idea how jessica managed to nail every. single. item in this box. i LOVE fruit leather and haven't had some in a longgg time. these babies were gone in two seconds flat!
Jessica also sent me some goodies from a recent trip of hers to Boston! this was so thoughtful, & i'd never tried any of these foods before. first up was stonewall kitchen blueberry jam - man this stuff is good! it was especially good stirred into plain greek yogurt or smeared on toast.
cranberry bog frogs! [cranberries & cashews in caramel and milk chocolate] SOOO delicious.
boston english breakfast tea! i actually haven't tried this yet but i'm sure i will love it.
I LOVED everything in my box - everything was perfect for me! Jessica really put a lot of thought into it (healthy portable snacks, new-to-me treats, and just all around deliciousness!) so THANK YOU, Jessica!!
If you haven't done Foodie Penpals I definitely think you should give it a go. Both bloggers and non-bloggers can participate and it's open to U.S. and Canadian residents (people in the US are paired with other US residents, and same with Canada). It's a lot of fun to make and receive the boxes, the program is very well organized, and it's just all around fun!
did you participate in foodie pen pals this month? if you did, what was the best item you received?