The gist is every month you are assigned someone to send a box of foodie goods to, and someone else is assigned to you. How cool is that? I love to try new things, so I jumped at the chance and told my penpal Carrie I would love whatever she'd like to throw at me! She is from Minnesota and sent me a box full of regional treats.
The end of the month is the official reveal day of all Foodie Penpals. So happy reveal day!
Here is my loot:
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-Note explaining my treats. She has the best handwriting, no?
-Pop'd Kerns: The in-between of a Corn Nut and popcorn. Why don't we have these in CA?? I'm out already and craving more.
-Cameron's coffee. I failed to mention that I don't drink coffee. My bad. I bet I can find a great recipe to use it in.
-Caribou coffee treats. Carrie mentioned in her letter that is is the Northwestern Starbucks. That caramel barely made it into the picture before I popped it into my mouth. yum
-A box of Minnesota wild rice. Saving it for a rainy day, to make the chicken and wild rice soup recipe on the back.
-Pure maple syrup.
I loved everything in my box, but the maple syrup was a special treat.
This was so much fun. I loved thinking of treats to send my penpal (A lovely woman from PA, Dana, who is now one of my 19 followers! Thanks Dana :D) and checking the mail everyday waiting for my box to arrive. Who doesn't love getting mail? I've already signed up for next month, I can't wait to meet my new foodie friends.
If you'd like to join, you can get all the details here.
Carrie- Thank you so much for my care package! I truly loved everything you sent me.You were a wonderful and thoughtful penpal.
**Carrie is a blogger herself. Be sure to stop over at Season it Already! to say hello.
Have a happy Friday!
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