Friday, March 30, 2012

March Foodie Pen Pal Revealed!

I am happy to finally have the opportunity to reveal what I received this month from my Foodie Pen Pal!  This month my Foodie Pen Pal was the lovely Jessica over at My Healthy Passion.

I have to say, Jessica must have done her research when she made my box.  How did she know that dried mango and dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds are my absolute favorites?  Oh!  And I can't forget the ever so scrumptious chocolates she threw in there!  A wannabe Mounds bar?  YES PLEASE!!

This box was perfect for all the traveling I had to do this week.  The dried mango came in extra handy as a healthy airport snack.  I have to say that Trader Joe's disappointed me just a little in their dried mango.  They added sugar and mango juice (shouldn't the mangos already be juicy enough?).  I still think Peeled Snacks are the best out there--but if I'm ever in a pinch, I'll definitely pick these up from TJs.

Since starting my new job, I haven't created my snack stash yet.  But the peanut butter (with flaxmeal!  YUM!) has found itself a home in fridge at work.  I found myself scavanging for a sharper plastic knife to cut my apples with lat week so I could smother each and every slice with peanut butter.  YUM!

The dark chocolate pomegranate seeds can be summed up in one word...HEAVEN!  Each little seed is covered with the right amount of dark chocolate that it tastes simply amazing.  I had to hide the container in the bottom of my suitcase this week so I wouldn't eat it all in one sitting.

I have yet to try the Rosemary Crisps--but I'm sure those will be making their way in to my office very soon (and probably disappear just as quickly!)

Thank you Jessica!!!

If you're intersted in participating in The Lean Green Bean's Foodie Pen Pal program, read below for all the details.  Unfortuantely, I will be opting out next month because I have been so busy this past month moving, getting settled, traveling for work, getting up to speed with my new job, and trying to train for my two races in April.  But I know I will be back to participate in May!!

-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.  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. There will be two separate lists so you'll be matched US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

If you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. You will also find contact information on that page for the UK branch of Foodie Penpals if you’re a blogger across the pond!

You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!


  1. everyone's getting that pb. i gotta try it!!

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