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October Foodie Penpals Reveal

on October 31, 2012

Yay!  It’s Foodie Penpals time.

FPP post October Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

I love reveal day!

This month I was paired up with a blogger from Washington State.  Grandma Loy was kind enough to send me this box of goodies!  (That’s a long way to ship some authentic Washington apples)!!

Inside the package:  Crackers, cotlets and aplets, apples, cappuccino, sweet chili sauce and a note pad to hand on my fridge (which I totally needed for my grocery list, by the way)!!

 Everyone in my family loves apples.  Sometimes we’ll bake with them – apple crisp, applesauce, apple butter, apple cake, etc.  But these we just ate straight up.  Love me some apples!

Grandma Loy said this Sweet Chili Sauce by Mae Ploy was her favorite.  And I love anything that has ‘chili’ in the name!!

I had no idea what Cotlets and Aplets were.  I had to try these immediately.  There are 2 pieces in each little package.  The wrapper had me thinking it was like a fruit bar you would eat for breakfast.  But instead, they are soft and chewy little squares of… well, sugar.  It’s like a little apple flavored candy with nuts, covered in powdered sugar.  YUM.  My 7-year old LOVED them!!!


I love cappuccino!!  These came in VERY handy when we were in North Carolina weekend before last!  I had taken a box with me to enjoy in the early morning before anyone else had woken up.  Mmmm.

So thank you VERY much to Grandma Loy!!

Want to see what I sent to my Foodie Penpal?  Check out Nanci’s blog HERE.  I had so much fun making her pumpkin-themed goodie box!!


So, do you wanna join us?! Here’s the deal:

-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, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!


2 responses to “October Foodie Penpals Reveal

  1. Loy says:

    Thanks so much for the nice recap of what I sent. I am so glad that you liked what I selected for you. That is part of the fun of doing this. Have a great week.

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