Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Foodie Pen Pals Reveal

The Lean Green Bean

Hello All! It's that time of the month again. It's the time where I reveal what awesomeness was sent to me in a box from a random location of our country!

This month I was paired with Kassandra Raux over at http://runninglongislandnyc.wordpress.com. She sent me some great things. Some things that I hadn't ever tried and was excited to try. The only problem is, I forgot to take pictures of everything before I dug into it all. I bought replacements of things that I could find, but forgot to take pictures of them, too.

So I'm going to scour the web to see if  I can find pictures of these items on their websites!

 I got two Lara Bars. An apple pie bar and a lemon bar. Very yummy!

I also got some new kale chips that I had never tried before, a chocolate bar with flax seeds that was good, new mango (which I haven't tried yet because I'm still working on the mango from June), and probably my favorite thing from the box - salsa!

 My salsa came from The Brooklyn Salsa Company which so happens to sell all of its goodies online! Try them. They are good. I don't like spicy foods so she got me the Mild salsa The Pure. It's so good. I'm making burritos for dinner tonight and this is definitely going on top of them.

I cannot for the life of me locate my Kale Chips package and I know I didn't eat them all. I was going to find the company and post a picture of them, but alas, I cannot. But everyone knows what kale chips look like. They are green, crunchy, and a little bit different!

My mango is from Go ManGo! and it's simply organic, dried mango slices. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Also - the chocolate didn't last long and we threw the wrapper away. I'm sorry to say that, but there is no photographic evidence of what was sent to me in the way of 70% dark chocolate with flax seeds. Oh well. All you need to know is that it was good!

I turned 30 on July 12 and probably the sweetest thing (other than the chocolate) was the birthday card that Kassandra sent to me. It was fun coming home from a trip to NYC to a package on the table with a birthday card inside.

It was a good month for food! This month I sent my box of goodies to Annica Russo over at http://www.annicanicole.com. Check out her post to see what she got, if you are interested.

Here's a little bit you need to know about FPP if you are interested in joining up:
-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!


  1. Looks like a lot of yummy goodies! I NEED to try that apple pie larabar!!!!

  2. What an awesome package, and I am completely guilty of having forgotten to take pictures of my package before. Sometimes I'm just too excited!

  3. I always have to hold myself back from eating the contents of the package before photographing it too. Looks like you got some really tasty items! Thanks for sharing!