Aug 30, 2013

Trying New Things (#TNT): Foodie Pen Pals (August Reveal Day!)

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I stumbled across this amazing little thing a few weeks ago called Foodie Pen Pals and it's the brainchild of one of my favorite bloggers, Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean.

Here's a quick explanation of what Foodie Pen Pals is:
1. Sign up here by the 4th of the month to receive your pen pal pairing.
2. Get in touch with who you will be sending your package to and find out their address, food restrictions, etc.
3. Fill the box with fun foodie things (local, homemade or otherwise). Keep within the $15 spending limit!
4. Mail your box by the 15th of the month and share the details of what YOU received on reveal day (for August, that's today!)

The best part is that anyone in the U.S. or Canada (blogger or otherwise) can participate!

So, without further ado, here's what my 1st ever Foodie Pen Pal sent to me in August...
I can't tell you how happy I was to get home from a couple long weeks of traveling (see here and here) to see that my package had arrived! When I opened my box from Jo & Hungry Quebbie I was totally blown away. She lives in VA and all of the goodies she sent are things produced near her locally (her handwritten note was so sweet).

The first item I tried was the bag of Chesapeake Crab Route 11 Potato Chips, the flavor was salty & spicy (exactly what I've been craving lately), I loved them!
On our drive up to Indiana the next day, Matt happily helped me devour the ever-so-decadent Old Dominion double-dipped peanuts as I thumbed through the edible Blue Ridge magazine. I've never had a strong desire to own my own cocktail shaker, but I think this magazine has changed my mind...
The most interesting thing Jo sent was a small bag of Old Dominion Bar-B-Q Peanut Squares. I can honestly say that I've never tasted anything like these little treats before, but there were salty and BBQ flavored so naturally I thought they were incredible.
I haven't had the chance to crack open the jar of Tastes Like Grandma's salsa yet (we've had a couple other open jars to polish off), but we definitely pulled out the Bone Doctors' BBQ sauce and enjoyed it with a great batch of baked onion rings the other night. It was so yummy!!

I can't thank Jo enough for all the goodies she sent, she has really made me fall in love with this program :)

I'll be signing up for next month today, and I encourage y'all to join in the fun too!
The Lean Green Bean
Thanks for reading!

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