Foodie Pen Pals

Remember when I posted this ominous photo?
Well it was a package from my Foodie Pen Pal! After seeing all the goodies sent to other bloggers, I decided to sign up this month and give it a go.
Jenn from www.jennpesce.com and Yoga Deals was my wonderful Foodie Pen Pal this month. She is a full-time brand director and yoga instructor in New York City who was awesome and responded to my request for Trader Joe’s!

She wrote out a nice note describing everything in the box and even gave food pairing instructions. How sweet! I followed her directions exactly and had excellent results.

Jenn also put little post-it notes on each item describing what to do with them and how to eat them. I loved the idea!

Here’s all the goods!

1. Shobha tote bag. I love the orange color and will definitely use this as a reusable shopping bag.

2. Pretzel Slims and… Cookie Butter!

I think I squealed when I saw this jar in the box! I have been dying to try this stuff for months (TJ’s please come to St. Pete). It tastes like biscoff in a jar and is seriously addictive.

You don’t have to tell me twice. I ate this stuff right away. So good! I liked the salty pretzel combo with the sweet cookie butter. So far there is still half a jar left. So far so good…

3. Raisin/Rosemary crackers with Olive Tapenade spread. Another great sweet/salty combo and one of Jenn’s favs. While I am not a huge fan of olives I enjoyed eating the tangy spread on the slightly sweet crackers. This would also be great in a wrap or sandwich. Can’t wait to try it out!

4. Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. Like Jenn said… YUM. I am a huge fan of any kind of nut covered in chocolate so these were fantastic. Almost like healthier m&ms. And yes these are almost gone :-).

Thank you so much Jenn for the wonderful food finds! You rock!

If you are interested in becoming a Foodie Pen Pal here are the rules from Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean:  

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.

-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. 

-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. 

Stay tuned tomorrow for a special guest post from Crystal about the goodies I sent her!