Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Foodie Pen Pal

So since my camera is broke, and I still haven't figured out which one to purchase or where the funds for one will come from, I was unable to take a picture of my Foodie Pen Pal package, but I surfed the internet and found pictures for all of the things I got for your viewing pleasure!  This month my box came from Brittnye at The Healthy Living Chick!


I love popcorn and I love salt (my salt obsession has decreased significantly in the last year), so this treat was perfect for me!  It is light, not coated with butter and has just a hint of salt to it...perfection. 


I whipped this bad boy up right away.  All I had to do was add ice, strawberries and milk and blend.  It tasted like it was from a restaurant!  I loved it, but I couldn't use it every time I make a smoothie or I would probably be severely over weight...yes I make smoothies a lot :) 


This is a product I love!  It was actually introduced to me by my dad.  I haven't tried the grape fruit flavor though, so I was happy to see a new flavor...delish!  I really only drink these when I go to my parent's house because they are always stocked, I feel like I should start buying my own because sometimes I get sick of drinking water and this zero calorie drink would be a perfect secondary.  

Apple turnover & cherry cobbler 

I've heard a number of bloggers rave about the new Uber line of Larabar, so I was happy to test them out.  Brittnye sent me two flavors, apply turnover and cherry cobbler.  I'm not much of a cherry fan so I spread the love to someone else, but I liked the apple flavored one.  She mentioned that she wasn't a huge fan of Larabars because of the texture and flavor, I partially agree with her.  I probably wouldn't buy them for myself, but finding one in a Foodie Penpal box every now and again is a nice surprise :) 

Pretzel thins are the greatest thing ever! I don't get to purchase them very much because they don't have them where I shop, but my sister always has some in the pantry. While looking online for a picture of these, I found out they have other flavors too... and they sounds awesome!  Can't wait to get my hands on some of those other flavors.

Also in the box but not pictured was....

Texas Wildflower Honey (haven't tried it yet, but soon!)
Barbara's Snackimals (Yum! I felt like a kid again!)
Corazona's Oatmeal Square (Again, yum! Big fan of it warmed up.)

Thank you so much Brittnye for such an awesome box!  If you are interested, stop on by Melissa's blog to see what I cooked up for her box!


If you're interested in joining the Foodie Pen Pal Program here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in Europe, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!
If you have any questions or want more information about joining get in contact with Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean! If you're ready to sign up, click here to fill out a participation form!


  1. UBER Larabars are SO delicious - the salty & sweet combination gets me every time :) The roasted nut has been my favorite so far.

    1. I haven't tried that flavor, I'll have to look for it in stores. I love nuts, so I would probably like that one!

  2. I have been dying to try the UBER bars as well - I haven't see them yet where I live!


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