Friday, June 28, 2013

June Foodie Pen Pals

The Lean Green Bean

Earlier this month we participated in a Foodie Pen Pals program designed by The Lean Green Bean. This pen pal exchange program started off with 30 participants and has grown to over 1,000 readers and bloggers! It's really fun and a great way to meet with new bloggers and try out some new and interesting products!

This was my first month involved in the Foodie Pen Pals exchange and I received a lovely package from a blog reader named Geneva! She sent me some wonderful items, including my absolute favorite guilty pleasure candy, Ferrero Rochers! She also sent me some Kahlua that I think is homemade...that could make for some fun recipes! Also, I've never had or seen Ginger Preserves! I bet that would be great in a baked good of some sort...any suggestions?


If you're a blogger or reader and want to be involved in the July Foodie Pen Pals exchange it's easy! 

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 interested in signing up, use this form! Just make sure it's submitted by 9PM EST on the 4th of the month to be guaranteed a spot!

For more information on the Foodie Pen Pals Program, head on over to The Lean Green Bean!

1 comment:

Maribel Reyes said...

The foodie pen pals sounds like fun! I've yet to participate in one. Ferrero Rocher chocolates, wow! I haven't had one of those in ages... sounds like you enjoyed them too :D