I’m so excited about this new program I’m participating in. It’s called Foodie Penpals. Sounds like it’s right up my alley, right? So each month you get matched up with another foodie penpal somewhere in the country. You exchange dietary information and then you send them a care package of $15 worth of foodie that you like or is local or is interesting in some way and they do the same. At the end of the month, you each blog about it.
My foodie penpal was Robin from Texas. She doesn’t have a blog or I’d be linking to it right here… but she sent me a great package. It was actually on my doorstep today when I got home from the grocery store. What perfect timing since today is the last of the month!!
I was so stoked to see what was in it. Have you ever gone over to your friends house (or mothers, or boyfriends, or anyone else really) and looked in their cupboards and been shocked at what they buy at the grocery store? Like things you never even noticed the store carried? Oh wait, you don’t go through your friend’s cupboards? Well, maybe you should start because you can sometimes find some cool stuff in there that you never noticed at the grocery store. And that’s what I equate this program to. It’s someone else picking out things they think are cool. And Robin did not disappoint. So here it is:
There is local Texas salsa, fun Mexican cookies, Hidden Valley ranch packet with recipe for ranch crackers and M&Ms (I’m going to have to hide these from my husband before he eats them all). It was such great mix of things. I dove right into the cookies because I had never had them before. They were perfect. They’re really like a mix between a cracker and a cookie, not too sweet and very addictive. And I love that they’re from Mexico and I’m pretty sure not available anywhere around here. I love stuff like that.
I can’t wait to try out the salsa. I adore salsa, especially when it has a whole foods in it. I like to mix it in with my tuna instead of mayo or use it as a flavorful salad dressing. This jar will go quickly, I guarantee it! And it had the cutest Christmas wrapper on it, even though I’m sure it won’t be around that long in this house.
So all in all, very successful first time on the foodie penpals. I will definitely be signing up again, and you should too! Maybe we’ll even get each other’s names and be exchanging. Wouldn’t that be fun?