Sunday, September 30, 2012

Foodie Penpal Reveal Day

The Lean Green Bean 

So this month for Foodie Penpals I was paired with Blogger Tania who did a fabulous job selecting some awesome vegan goodies.  First she sent a great questionnaire aimed at finding out more about my food preferences and why I joined the program.  Then once the box arrived I could totally tell she really thought about her choices and I really appreciated how careful she was with selecting only vegan options.  So here's what was in my box:

Lots of great snack and lunchbox items: raisins, pita chips, and seaweed snack chips.  I also told Tania I love trying local items and she included a bag of local coffee and some local hot sauce that I will surely try.  But my absolute favorite item was these super cute Little Soya soy sauce packets in the shape of fish...I mean so cute right! I can imagine countless lunches of homemade sushi or Thai lettuce wraps being accompanied by these little fish guys - thank you Tania you did an awesome job Foodie Penpal!!

If you are interested in joining Foodie Penpals here are the details:
-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 Penpals is open to US & Canadian 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. 

If you’re interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

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