February Foodie Penpal Reveal

The Lean Green Bean

Can you believe it’s practically March, yet here we are, still in another wave of deep freeze? My Foodie Penpal package was late this month, going out and coming in. Not due to anyone in particular’s fault but thanks to good old Mother Nature. For those of you not in the northeast, the day before Valentines Day we were greeted by yet another blizzard. The 4th? 5th? 20th? of the year? To any extend, shopping trips and shipping were delayed. Though as always, when the box arrives on my doorstep, it’s always worth the wait.

Foodie Penpal 2.14

Melanie is a fantastic reader up in Connecticut who I discovered has very similar taste in snacks and treats. When I shopped for her box, it was like shopping for myself. In fact, some items I bought two of, like the chocolate covered cherries and coffee because they were just too good to part with. The box Melanie sent was divine. The packaging alone was a work of art, so beautiful it pained me to open. But you know me, eventually I dove right in.

Foodie Penpal 2.14B

Here’s the goodies I got:

  • French vanilla coffee, a wonderful aroma to fill the beautiful box
  • Hazelnut wafers and ginger tea, sourced from a cool new Indian store Melanie found
  • Pasta and Porcini oil, waiting for the perfect dinner night
  • Cinnamon Raisin “Muffin” oatmeal–my absolute favorite!

Foodie Penpal 2.14A

Thanks Melanie for a beautiful box! Interested in getting hooked up with your own foodie penpal? Here’s how:

  • 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 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 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.

8 thoughts on “February Foodie Penpal Reveal

  1. Hi Melissa!! So happy you enjoyed the box!! I am always disappointed at the reveal, because I do not have a blog to write about what I received, but…..for your readers, the box you put together was absolutely PERFECT! I received Dark Chocolate (my favorite!) covered Espresso Beans, Chocolate covered dried Cherries (gone too soon….), a jar of homemade Peach Salsa, Homemade Chinese Plum Sauce, homemade Violet Jelly, AND a bag of French Roast coffee, which smells soooo delicious, I’m disappointed to know I’m gonna finish it at some point and it’ll all be over! : ) Thank you SO very much for the WONDERFUL goodies!! : ) xoxo

    • Thanks Melanie again for the box and the share! Sorry to have responded so late but things have been a bit chaotic. Your coffee has been saving my mornings though!

    • Thanks I haven’t used it yet. I don’t want to waste any but I’m thinking it would make a nice addition to a warm salad. Like the brussels and fingerling one I had last night. Oops.

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