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I first heard about Foodie Penpals from my blogger friend Carrie over at Bakeaholic Mama. I saw her post for reveal day in May, and within minutes I was signed up. I mean, who doesn't like getting presents in the mail, especial food ones? The program was created by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean. If you are interested in becoming a Foodie Penpal, you can find all of the info here.
This month I sent a package to Rebecca over at Crunchy Can Feel Good. Be sure to head over to her blog to see the goodies that I sent her.
Now let's get to goods!
I received my package this month from Melanie over at The Rest of the Story. It was if she had known me my entire life. She sent me a great getting-to-know-you questionaire (infact I used some of her questions on my new FAQ page). Her package actually arrived on my birthday, which was really cool! It was like a double present!
I opened the box and was immediatly greeted with my favourite color (pink). It's such a fun happy color, it always puts a smile on my face to see it, so that was nice!
I opened the card first (pink again!) and was pleasantly surprised with a recipe in addition to Melanie's hand written note. I was really excited when I saw it because I love lemon poppy seed, and it's even better because it's made with yogurt! I knew immediatly that I would be trying this recipe in the near future.
It turned out that Melanie actually sent me a homemade loaf to try as well - I was estatic! I could hardly wait to take unwrap it and carve off a slice to try, when I did - heaven! I can't wait to try baking this recipe myself.
The pink that popped out at me when I opened the box was microfibre cleaning cloths. You can never have too many of these!
Cutest. Chocolate. Bar. Ever. I've never tried this brand before, but the flavours sound intriguing! I will be snacking on this the next time a chocolate craving hits for sure!
Chocolate Almonds - This was a neat spin on chocolate covered almonds. Instead of being dipped in melted chocolate, they are coated in powdered chocolate instead. Very cool - Marc is really enjoying these!
Next up - Godiva chocolates. I usually purchase a package of these choclates when I go to Chapters to pick up books. I haven't tried the white chocolate kind yet, but being a huge fan of white chocolate I was really excited to see these in the mix. They are the perfect size for a quick chocolate fix.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies! I love homemade things more than anything, so these were a nice treat. Upon biting into them I was immediately reminded of the chocolate chip cookies that my Mom made back in the day.
I love granola - I was so excited to see this in with my treats - and white chocolate macadamia nut to boot! I'll be putting this on my yogurt later in the week for sure!
I wish I would have gotten a picture of the actual chips - they were not what I expected at all! I thought that they would be similar to a rice cake, but they were closer to the texture of a tortilla chip. I might have to pick these up again and try them with homemade salsa!
A photo of all my loot together:
All in all I was completely spoiled and left with some great ideas for July's edition of Foodie Penpals. A big thanks to Melanie for sending me such great stuff!