July Foodie Penpals Reveal

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A few housekeeping notes before we get to today’s post!

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Time for today’s post. It’s time for another Foodie Penpals reveal day!

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This month, I received my box from Megan at I Run 4 Wine! Best blog name ever, right??? Megan was super sweet, contacting me immediately and asking about my food likes and dislikes. She also told me she lives in Florida and has access to lots of cuban food, spices and coffee and asked if i’d be interested in that. I said coffee for sure, and mentioned that my hubby LOVES plantain chips icon smile July Foodie Penpals Reveal

A couple weeks later, this beautiful box showed up on my doorstep:

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Let’s see what was inside:

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Those plantain chips were just for the hubby and let me tell you, they didn’t last more than 2 hours. INHALED! I was able to try a few and they were delish! Super thin, crunchy and a bit spicy.

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She also sent me some of her favorite seasonings. The Greek seasoning is her favorite and I can’t wait to try it. She also sent butter chicken mix since she read my blog and saw we love Indian food. She explained the she knew we were vegetarians and that she uses this to make a vegetarian version that is delicious so I’m sure we’ll be trying that soon. She also sent some garlic-lime seasoning for grilling veggies and seafood! The salad dressing and skinny cow treats were bonus items!

I saved the two best items of the box for last. First, the coffee:

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She told me that the coffee is milled in Tampa and that the streets always smell of coffee in the morning. YUMMMM!! Megan makes it in her expresso maker with hot milk. We made it like regular coffee, and it was AMAZING! Good stuff.

Even better than the coffee though?

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These. were. AMAZING!!!!! They’re chocolate chip granola cookies and Megan sent them individually vacuum sealed. I enjoyed every single one. I’m SO glad she included the recipe for me icon smile July Foodie Penpals Reveal

Thanks so much Megan for an amazing package!!!!


Now, don’t you wanna join in the fun?! Here are the Foodie Penpals details:

-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! You will receive a confirmation email from me within 24 hours if you sign up. IF YOU DON’T GET ONE, send me an email!


Check out the links below to see what other amazing goodies were sent this month!