Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Food for Thought...

Time for October's reveal of Foodie Pen Pals!  My pen pal was Claire from NC and she sent over this box of goodies- all from The Fresh Market.  We have two of the stores here in Knoxville and I have yet to visit either of them- after tasting some of these goodies I may have to make a trip :)

The package arrived just in time for my trip to Nashville for The Color Run so the dried veggies went with us- they were a great snack to munch on while driving- quite interesting and different.  My favorite (so far) were the dried cantaloupe- I was surprised at how tasty they were!  With the cold weather I am looking forward to the soup and the mulling spices for sure and the falafel chips will make a nice treat.  She included a sweet handwritten note that explained why she visited the Fresh Market and the sentimental reasons behind them.  I felt like I was there with her!  Thanks Claire!

I have done the foodie pen pals for a couple of months now and have received a variety of food.  Both have been a lot of fun and you could join as well so here's the info:

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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. 
If you’re interested in participating for November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!

*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I'll see if we get enough interest this month!

1 comment:

Emma said...

Awesome parce - what was the red pepper corn like?