Monday, April 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals - April 2012

This April is the first month I participated in Foodie Pen Pals hosted by Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean

If you’ve never heard of this program, here’s how it works: 
  • You send a box of goodies to your matched up pen pal on the 15th of the month, in which there is a $15 spending limit. You can send fun foodie things, local food items, or even homemade treats, and the box also has to include something written. It can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box to a fun recipe.
  • Then on the last day of the month, you get to post about all the wonderful goodies you received from your pen pal.
I was so fortunate to be paired up with Shelby Shaw of Chicago, IL (She does not have a food blog, but her portfolio website is amazing! Go check her works and be prepared to be in awe!). I told her that I don't have dietary restrictions but would love to receive some 'local' goodies that represent Chicago. So here's what I got from her:

Red shallot confit with red wine
(looking forward to try it!)

City caramels: caramel with espresso beans inside
(Yummy with the kick from the espresso beans! Love it!)

Papaya cashew mix granola
(The BEST granola I ever tasted. I think I'm addicted to this now, and will buy again and again and again!)

Windy City Sweets Peanut Butter Cup
(Hello, gorgeous! Bye, Reese's!)

Close up view of the peanut butter cup (Unfortunately, it was completely gone 2 minutes after I took this picture!)

Group picture!

Thanks so much, Shelby for all the wonderful stuff you sent. I really appreciate the efforts you put into this and I we enjoyed them all!

If your interested in being a Foodie Penpal, click this link and contact Lindsay from the Lean Green Bean.