Monday, April 1, 2013

Food Penpal for March 2013

When I was a teenager, I had a plethora of penpals.  I wrote every day with friends and acquaintance all over the United States and even the world.  My main topic of conversation was The New Kids on the Block and other pop music icons of the late 80's and early 90's.

I spent hours writing letters about my Boston fab five were.  My penpals and I exchanged tokens like pins, questionnaires and copies of radio recordings.  For instance I would tap an interview off a New York City station in exchange for a Los Angeles interview.

Now in my late-thirties and far from my fab five days (though I can't wait to see them again this summer in Brooklyn!!) I find myself with new and more mature penpals - Foodie Penpals!!!

In 2011, Lindsay, a dietitian and blog writer (, decided to start a food exchange and it's now grown to over 1,000 participants in the US, Canada and UK.  Anyone can be part, blogger or not.  The idea was so fantastic, I just had to sign up! 

This is technically the second time I've signed up for the exchange.  This month, my foodie penpal, Cassidi, sent to me a wonderful box of goodies.

I got:
  • Boulder Canyon Red Wine Vinegar Potato Chips
  • Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops
  • Willamette Valley Vanilla Bean Granola Crisps
  • Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes
  • A lovely note!
It was all amazing and I can't wait too see what April brings me!!

If you are interested in being part, click here to for details (  It's fun, simple and you aren't suppose to spend any more than $15!!


1 comment:

Donna B said...

Such a great box! I'm excited to try this in June for the first time!

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