Challenges, Trying New Food

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal: June Edition!

It’s this time of the month again, folks! After days of impatience (can I post about it now? what about now?), I finally get to show you what I received in my foodie package this month!

This month was especially interesting as both of my matches were pretty familiar with Virginia. I sent my package to Sherri who lives in North Carolina. As she used to live in Virginia, I decided to do something different this month. Instead of sending her a local package as I often do, I decided to make her a Quebec package as a way to celebrate the upcoming (although now passed) Quebec National Day. As Sherri doesn’t have a blog, here’s what I sent her…

My package to Sherri: Sucre à la crème, maple syrup, maple leaf cookies, Whippet cookies and a pork pie recipe. I also gave her information about the history of Quebec National Day and information about Quebec cuisine.

I received my package from Katie @ A girl, her Lab and their kitchen. She lives in Fredericksburg so just a couple hours away from here! My first thought was “What could she send me that I wouldn’t already know about?” Well, she found stuff. Delicious stuff. Katie went the local route as she sees the Foodie Pen Pal program as a way to encourage local vendors. Such a great way to use the program! So she sent me goodies made in her neck of the woods and the best part is that I’m close enough to go get more whenever I’ll visit my husband’s family! Win-Win! IMG_1219

The goodies!
The goodies!
Peach Apricot Black Tea…I haven’t tried it yet but my husband already offered to help me out when I will open the bag. 🙂
When the chocolate arrived, it was pretty soft as the package had been sitting on my porch for a while. I put them in the fridge and they were quickly ready for consumption. Both (eaten at different times, I promise!) were scrumptious!
Triple Berry Jam! I haven’t tried it yet, only because I’m waiting to make a fresh loaf of bread to go with it. But watch out when I do! 🙂
Messy Mouth BBQ Rub: Although we haven’t cooked meat with it yet, we did use it as seasoning when we baked thin-sliced potatoes. It was really good!
And the popcorn…oh, the popcorn. I ate the cinnamon roll popcorn right after opening the package. The creamy icing was slightly melted (from the heat outside), which made it super messy but I couldn’t have cared less! It was so good! I did wait to share the cilantro-lime flavor with my husband though.
Gooey Goodness!

Thank you so much to my match Katie for the delicious package! I loved all the local items, which always tend to be made with a little extra dose of small business love. 🙂

Are you interested to join the foodie pen pal program? Just click on the link below for more information!

The Lean Green Bean

Here are the basic rules of the Foodie Pen Pals Program:

  • On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.
  • You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail.
  • The boxes are to be filled with $15 worth of fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats!
  • Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers.

3 thoughts on “Foodie Pen Pal Reveal: June Edition!”

  1. I’m so glad you liked everything! I didn’t even think about the chocolates and icing melting, but looks like you made the best of it 🙂

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