Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Foodie PenPal Reveal

Today is the day that I get to reveal to you what I received from my foodie penpal.

To hold the suspense a little longer let me first say that I sent a box to Lindsay who writes the blog Biking Before Bed.  Be sure to head over to her place and see what I sent.

Ok on to the reveal.  I received a box from Miranda, Twenty Something and Broke.

She sent an awesome box, take a peak for yourself:

Do you see what I see?

I thought you would spot it. 

It is the cutest little fondue pot.  I love the size as it is just perfect for an appetizer (or dessert) serving of fondue.

Let me spread out the contents so you can see everything.

All the fixins' for either a cheese or chocolate fondue.

Let me let you get a closer look at my favorite item:

I had no idea red velvet chocolate existed, but once my cleanse is over I will be sampling this goodness.

Miranda thank you so much for such a cool and thoughtful box.

Now readers and bloggers, would you like to become part of the Foodie Penpals?

No problem here is the 4-1-1.

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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

If you’re interested in participating for March, please send  an email to me at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. – this is SUPER important so you get on the right list!
You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!
***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don”t….please re-send your email or contact me via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we’re trying to avoid that!

Be sure to head over to Lindsay's blog, The Lean Green Bean, to see what other bloggers/readers received this month.


  1. Yum, red velvet milk chocolate!! The fondue set was a great idea too!

  2. Nice box of goodies you've got there!

  3. I've seen tons of World Market's flavors - they sound so good. Too bad you can't tell me how it tastes yet!

  4. I love fondue! What a great idea! I'm excited for you to get to try to the chocolate bar when your cleanse is over...what a great celebratory treat!