May Foodie Pen Pal!

It's that time again...FOODDDDIEE PEN PALLLLSSS!

That was in my Liz Lemon Oprah voice.

I took last month off from FFPs because I thought I'd be too busy to get everything together for a pen pal. Turns out this month way just as (in a good way) crazy. It all worked out. I had fun shopping and send my box of goodies over to Nikki!

Eva over at The Optimist Kitchen got paired up with me for May and she sent me a ton of great stuff.

I was super excited to hear she was from the Bay Area! Now, she is living in Atlanta and just started her blog not too long ago.

Here's what she sent me...

We've got lots of goodies here!

Red lentils, some tea, some Now or Later type candies, ramen snacks, coffee candies, little biscuits filled with chocolate, and sea salt chocolate covered butterscotch from Trader Joe's.

All were pretty tasty, but here are my absolute favorites...

I'm a little obsessed with lentils right now. I've been trying them out a lot lately and love these. I've become addicted to this soup because of these little guys.

Espresso candy. Yes, please. I'm going to keep these in my office for when I need a little pick me up.

And theseeee. My absolute favorite item from the box! Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Butterscotch. Dear Lord. It was the first thing I opened when I was tearing apart everything Eva sent me. I had to hide them from myself for fear I'd gain 15lbs before my reunion next week.

I can't get enough...

Thanks again, Eva!

If you want to join the party and be a Foodie Pen pal here's how:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your pen pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your pen pal 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 pen pal!
-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.

If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for June, please CLICK HERE (www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals/) to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!

Hope everyone had a good May. Off to June we go...



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