Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

This month I decided to join the Foodie Pen Pal craze. It's an event that Lindsey at The Lean Green Bean started that has taken off and gained LOTS of participants. You can read more about the program here.

I signed up earlier this month and anxiously waited for the email showing who we were paired to send to and also who would be sending to us (it's two different people, not just a swap back and forth). Wouldn't ya know on my first month to join the fun I was paired with Lindsey, the founder of the program! Talk about intimidating, but hey- start out with a bang right?? To see her post about what I sent in her package can be seen here.

I was paired with Dekeydra from California. She sent some awesome goodies!

My two little buddies were excited about the new foods, too!

The package included a Luna cookie dough flavored protein bar (I had to keep my eyes on Kaydin because she kept trying to sneak it after we opened the box when I wasn't looking. We split it the next morning on our way to school, though, and it was soo good! No health food taste at all. I need to find these here in Des Moines stat!) Also in the box were two packets of Justin's nut butter (the chocolate flavor is awesome!), and a cocoa almond Square Bar (pretty good).
She also sent along some organic Muir Glen salsa. The jar says medium so I was a little nervous it'd be too hot for my whimpy self, but surprisingly, it wasn't! Really good with eggs like she suggested.  Kaydin and I have been randomly snacking on the veggie chips and the bread was great timing because we had just run out at home. And it was my favorite type, really seedy and full of texture. Just the day before the package arrived I was at the grocery store and put that Pumpkin Flax Granola cereal in my cart. I showed constraint, though, and put it back telling myself I would get it when my other cereal stash was gone. Little did I know a box was already on it's way to my house!
Thanks, Dekeydra, for such an awesome foodie filled package!