Saturday, June 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!

The Lean Green Bean

Don't forget there are only 2 days left to enter my Giveaway with Cuppow

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! 

xoxo Jax


  1. Wow! I love all the homemade goodies you got! It's always fun when people go outside of the box!

  2. i am kind of in love with this package! it's a perfect mix of homemade and store bought - and it's even color co-ordinated! pink and brown and green! it's beautiful!

    happy foodie pen pal reveal day!

    p.s. Keep an eye out on Wednesday – there’s a new blog hop in town and I think you’re gonna like it! All fresh foods (CSAs; farmer’s market treasures; garden hauls; & similarly related posts) welcome!

    1. I agree!

      What's a blog hop? It sounds fun! This was my first link up - is it similar?

      Thanks! :)

  3. Wow- what a great package!! I think the pink clothes and chocolate bar were made for me!! How fun!

  4. lots of good stuff!!! those almonds are my favorite!!


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