Thursday, January 31, 2013

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

This month my foodie pen pal was from Guam!  So interesting and exciting to open up my box and find tons of goodies I had never seen before!

First I should mention that my photo is a slight fail for a few reasons
(A) I was famished the day I opened my box and my camera was in the car so I immediately ate a few of the items (note the open hello panda box and the missing package of Wasabi Roasted Seaweed)
(2) One of my children (whom I love so dearly... all day..... everyday) STOLE AN ITEM FROM THE BOX BEFORE IT COULD BE PHOTOGRAPHED.

Thankfully I remembered the missing item and found a pic online...
I'm sure this treat of cookie sticks with chocolate and strawberry dipping sauce was yummy...You're Welcome kids.....

My favorite items are definitely the Roasted Seaweed in two flavors Wasabi (which I love) and Kimchi which I was intrigued to try.

The Hello Panda Choco Cream filled cookies were the perfect companion to my coffee! (I confess I often have sweet treats for breakfast after the kiddos and hubs have left for they day)

I ate the Crab Biscuits with my leftover Beef Stew for lunch yesterday...YUM.

I let my girls share the GIANT Lollipop as a Pre-valentine's sugar rush. 

The Calamansi Tropical Lemon Drink was DELISH but a little sweet for my taste straight from the bottle so I added it to plain old seltzer water and so refreshing! ...the perfect spritzer!

Great Box this month!

To see other foodie pen pal reveals visit here.

Thanks to

The Lean Green Bean
And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals. 
-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 & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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 from the US or Canada and are in participating for November, please CLICK HERE ( to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by February 4th as pairings will be emailed on February 5th!

*If you're from Europe, please CLICK HERE ( to signup. 






  1. What a great box! This was my first month participating in the Foodie Penpal program and I love it! So fun to try new things :)

    1. I absolutely agree! Already signed up for February...can't wait!