Kelly the Culinarian: June Foodie Pen Pal Package

Friday, June 28, 2013

June Foodie Pen Pal Package

Because I love prizes and getting stuff in the mail, I signed up for the Foodie Pen Pal program.  Each month, participants are randomly paired up to exchange treats and prizes via mail.  The spending limit is $15 and you're encouraged to share locally available items that are within your pen pal's dietary requests.  Since I have none, when I was paired up with Phyllis, I simply told her I love all food, especially chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal.

And man oh man, did Phyllis deliver. Check out this box of goodies:

Fun fact - Phyllis is from the Lone Star State and actually resides in the very city that both of my sisters were born in. I lived in Round Rock for four years as a child, and am actually heading there for vacation next week. Small world.

Phyllis filled my foodie pen pal package with peanut butter malt balls (because I love PB more than Elvis), locally available pecan pralines, Texas-made WackyM's Cookies (which were a chocolate snicker doodle with a spicy aftertaste), Brazilian-made peanut butter, peach salsa made just up the street and Texas-shaped soap.

I loved trying all the different treats, and appreciate Phyllis's thoughtful contributions. It's touching to be able to connect with strangers through the common language of food.

If you're open to trying new foods and want to connect with people who are just as passionate about food as you are, I highly recommend joining the Foodie Pen Pal program hosted by The Lean Green Bean. Registration for the July exchange is available, and I'm super excited for another month of adventurous treats! 


Losing Lindy said...

I would probably say I love all things sweet except for pie. Probably should wait to join. :)

Zenaida Arroyo said...

That sounds like a cool program to join!

Valerie said...

What a great idea--your goodies look YUMMY! (You should send your chocolate chip cookies!!)