My foodie penpal this month is Susan from Maine.
She was on the ball, my friends. My awesome package of Maine goodies arrived in early October and I’ve been loving it ever since! Here’s what I got:
We’ve got honey (which is so funny because I had just used the last of the honey my foodie penpal in Tennessee sent me earlier this summer), chocolate covered blueberries (so good, by the way), lobster-shaped pasta, seasoning salt, canned blueberries (you can’t really see the label, but they are called Maine’s caviar — it still makes me giggle), a pumpkin whoopie pie (yum!), strawberry-rhubarb jam, marshmallow fluff, and a maple candy Susan says is her state in candy form.
Susan also sent her recipes for fudge, which includes the marshmallow fluff. However, my daughter saw the jar first and asked what it was. I told her to grab a spoon and I’d let her have a taste.
“How did I not know about this sooner?”
It was another great month in foodie penpals. Thank you again, Susan, for my wonderful food package and sharing your great state with me! Here’s hoping I get to Maine someday so I can sample everything again!
I sent my foodie penpal package to Heather in California this month. Check out her blog, In Her Chucks, to read her thoughts on my fall-themed box.
Want to know more about the program? Here’s how it works:
Sign up here and 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, CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
A big thank you to Lindsay (theleangreenbean) for creating such a fun program!