Foodie Pen Pals February!

Foodie Pen Pals are back for 2014!  I failed to sign up in January, but I did remember to sign up in February!  I am SO glad I did!!
This month I was paired up with Arlette from New Orleans!! She is such a sweetheart!  When I got the package I opened it and was so thrilled! She followed all my food guidelines (which I know is not always easy), and she even through in a few surprises!!

A lovely note AND a purple Mardi Gras mask!!!
I had to try it on 🙂

A fun magazine with some yummy recipes!

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A delicious apple snack and some Refreshing cherry lemonade!
The hubs and I opened the apple snack right away and had a little taste!

Enough said!! I will be making some cupcakes this weekend after my half marathon!

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I have never seen chocolate like this before!  Not only did it taste amazing, but the wrappers had cool literature on them, and the chocolate had hearts on it!! So cool! XOXO

I am a fan of figs!  I can not wait to try this out!

This nut and fruit mix is AWESOME!  I am surprised I have any left! I have paired a handful with my breakfasts and snacks the last few days and WOW!  I love the simplicity of the ingredients too!

I am really excited to try this!  It will be going with me to my race tomorrow!

Perfect timing as I am almost out of honey in my pantry! Love the bear!

Um WOW! How have I never had cacao lip balm before!! It smells good enough to eat!!!! It was a bonus for sure on top of all the other amazing stuff I received from Arlette!!!!

Thank you SO much Arlette for your amazing package!  You went above and beyond!!!

Foodie Pen Pals is a program that Lindsay began over 2 years ago!

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 & European 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

***If you’re in Europe, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!

If you would like to be a part of this amazing program you can sign up HERE

-Chocolate Runner Girl-

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