August Foodie Penpals!

31 Aug

Hey all! It’s that time again…Foodie Penpals Time!

This month I sent a box to Diana in Brooklyn, and I received an awesome box from Steph in Florida 🙂

My wonderfully awesome box included the following:

  1. A package of guava paste: Steph told me that this is a Cuban staple. I had heard of it before but had never tasted it. Absolutely delicious! I found a really yummy sounding empenada recipe that I’m making for friends this weekend using it 🙂
  2. Parkesdale Farms Strawberry Preserves: I LOVE strawberries! I could probably eat nothing else for the rest of my life and be a very happy woman. It therefore goes without saying that when I saw this adorable jar in my box, I was very excited! It pairs perfectly with my favorite banana-flavored peanut butter for a sweet snack!
  3. Gator Sprinkles: This seasoning rocks on chicken! I cook all the time, and I’ve used a lot of different seasonings. This is by far one of the best I’ve had in a very long time. Absolutely fabulous!
  4. Black Beans: Okay, so I’m not sure if Steph is psychic or what, but my room mate and I LOVE black beans. We cook with them constantly, so this was a perfect item for me!
  5. Justin’s Peanut and Almond Butter: I actually sent these to my penpal this month, too; how funny is that? These are great on crackers, and paired nicely with the strawberry preserves. They did not last long. I ate them all within two days of getting them!
  6.  Organo Gold Gourmet Hot Chocolate: I live on a snow belt, and in the winter time here in CT, nothing beats a nice mug of hot chocolate. I’m very excited to have these for the colder months ahead!
  7. Organo Gold Green Tea: I love tea at night, and I especially love green tea. Perfect!
  8. Arbonne Detox Tea: Super yummy! I’ve used one bag so far, and I have the others stashed away for the winter. I have a feeling they’ll be just what I need when the weather gets cold 🙂
  9. Arbonne Energy Fizz Sticks: These rock! They’re very tasty, and great for an afternoon pick-me-up at work!
  10. A reusable shopping bag: I’m all about going green, so this was an awesome little additional surprise!

Thanks so much for the awesome box Steph!

A little info on the  program:

This program is amazing for anyone who loves to cook, or just appreciates food!

Here is the general idea:

-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.

Happy Eating, and Happy Friday Everyone!

Chelsea ❤


One Response to “August Foodie Penpals!”


  1. Foodie Pen Pal- August « kitchenkm - August 31, 2012

    […] Now, what could be more fun that recieving a package? Yup. GIVING a package! I had an absolute BALL choosing local items to ship waaaaaaaaay north to CT to my Foodie Pen Pal Chelsea. Check out her recap at her blog Yasha’s Crazy Life! […]

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