Let me tell you about an amazing experience…
FOODIE PENPALS !!
-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.
Want to give it a try? It’s easy!! Just click HERE or on the image on top of my page! You’ll see it’s fun!
This month was my forth time doing it and it was still fun!
I have a friend in England who’s a total foodie (and a cook) and we will do kind of a foodie penpal thing together.. but each month it’s only one of us who’s sending something.. it will be fun knowing that we don’t have the same things, food, books.. in England and in Quebec.. I’m super trilled!
I was matched with a lovely woman named Shannon, she’s from British Columbia, doesn’t have a blog and is a newbie on foodie penpal (but heh I’m too.. only 4 times..). The interesting thing is that she lives where there is the Western Canada’s largest open air farmers market. So she found me great things!
She sent me:
1- Brownie Mix, I made the brownies.. and they were amazing! Almost like homemade, hehe, I loved them.. my husband and my daughter too! I guess it was a hit!
2- Cookie, sooooooooooo moist and delicious! I have to make cookies like that! Mmmm tart cherries!!!
3- Truffle Bar, This one my husband looked at me with little eyes.. asking me if I wanted to share with him, haha I did! This is chocolate like I love! Dark.. with mint!
4- Bacon Sea salt, I love the note she wrote on it.. it was like *Salt=not good, bacon=not good.. bacon salt= super not good, but way too strange not to send you* HAHA! It was funny. In fact it’s true that it is a weird product… I’m still looking at it, waiting for the good moment to taste it. I never saw this in Quebec!
A special thanks to Shannon, I loved everything!!!!! It was very fun of you to write me little notes on everything (oh and nice card too!)
I was matched with Bibiana, she’s also from BC and she have a blog, you can see it HERE
I guess she will talk about my box on her blog soon..
Like I previously said, this experience is not only about food, but for me it was also about getting in touch with others and had the chance to meet interesting people.
Don’t be shy, try the experience at least one time!