Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Foodie PenPal

I received such a yummy package this month.....Caitlin from By The Inch sent me this wonderful
box of goodies.   I love items from Trader Joe's but boohoo for me we do not have one in the area...
so Caitlin sent me some of her favs from Trader Joe's. 
Check out my awesome note she sent....she printed off this stunning list with
different ways I could use each item, and then wrote a little about herself on the back.
I have to say, this was a great box of goodies,  The chocolate covered chips did not last long....but oh they were dreamy.  She mentioned the Chile spiced mangos were good with chicken.  We ate some of these, but I am saving the rest to try with chicken. The Mexican chocolate was very different, salt and pepper organic  chocolate...this wheel of chocolate is in my desk drawer and I am slowly nibbling on it.  As for the pasta....hope to try that out this week....and I think the salsa verde will be tried on my eggs as she mentioned. 
Thanks so much Caitlin for such a wonderful box of goodies.
To participate in this you can visit here
And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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 March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!

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


Caitlin said...

So glad you loved your goodies!

Heather @ InHerChucks said...

What a lovely bag of goodies. Can't go wrong with Trader Joes.

Joy said...

Yum! Everything looks great!