Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Foodie Penpals

I had to take a break from FPP in February, so I was really excited to jump back in for March!

Before I get to the goods I was sent, go check out what I sent to Carol, who blogs at Cooking For Two.

I was so lucky to be paired up with Nikki, from Life After Swimming.  This was her first time sending out a Food Penpal package, so I felt super special!  :)

Nikki's package to me ROCKED!!

One of the "Rules" from FPP is that you need to include something handwritten.  Nikki sent me a cute letter that explained everything she sent me.

I loved everything she sent, but my 2 favorite things were the homemade chocolate peanut butter {my celery jumped for joy every time I would dip them in} and the homemade peanut butter cinnamon granola.  I have never been a huge fan of granola, but I could eat this all day, everyday!   

She even included a recipe for the granola....SCORE!

I think I will start a petition to have Nikki post this recipe to her will be "pinned" by hundreds of people!

Thank you Nikki for all the wonderful treats.  I loved getting to meet you through this fun program!

Are YOU interested in joining Foodie Penpals?

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-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 in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!


  1. That box looks right up my ally! She did a great job putting that one together :)

  2. Yayyy for foodie penpals! So glad I could meet you through this :)

  3. Thank you so much for my box! I love it!