My first Foodie Pen Pals post!

I have some questions for you,

  • Do you like food?
  • Do you enjoy receiving packages in the mail?
  • Do you enjoy sharing things with others?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you should consider participating in FOODIE PEN PALS.

So far, I have participated in the March and April foodie pen pals cycles. The way it works is this: you put your name on the list. Someone else gets your name, and they mail you a package of food. You get someone else’s name (not the same person who is sending you food) and mail them a package of food.

The name matches are released on the 5th of the month. You mail your package by the 15th of the month. You write about the package you receive on the last day of the month.

That’s the program in a nutshell. A more detailed explanation can be found here.


Unfortunately, I did not write about the package I received in March. I was dealing with some dumb crap at the time and posting about Foodie Pen Pals kind of slipped through the cracks. The package Kris sent me was great… I’ve already eaten much of what was in the package so I can’t write an all-too detailed account of the goodies. But since they’re gone, that’s a good sign!

Treats I remember are some dried bananas from Trader Joe’s (so good!), dried seaweed, almonds, trail mix, gltuen-free cookies, and…

…Snapea crisps! I’ll admit, I was skeptical of these when I first saw them. But they are actually tasty! I would recommend them.

Thanks Kris! And sorry for the super late post.


I was very excited to receive my package from Colette!

I had told her that I have a bit of a weakness for peanut butter…

The package contained some oatmeal, almonds, Trader Joe’s dried strawberry strips, peanut butter-covered pretzels, PB2 (POWDERED peanut butter! Seriously, you need to check this out!), …

…Some Dark Chocolate Tahitian Vanilla Caramels (they tasted as divine as they sound),

…and some organic peanut butter cups. I may or may not have eaten these as part of breakfast one day.

Both months, I have been very pleased to receive items from Trader Joe’s. I have never been to a Trader Joe’s, but I hear they have a bit of a cult following for their low prices and good food. From the Trader Joe’s-brand food I have tasted through Foodie Pen Pals, I can see why people like the store so much. Believe it or not, there are currently no Trader Joe’s stores in Texas (I think…). However several are under construction.

Hopefully, soon, I will be able to visit my local Trader Joe’s to eat some of their yummy food rather than wait for it in the mail.

What did I send MY Foodie Pen Pals? My March pen pal, Carrie, blogged about the package I sent her here. Check out her blog, “Lift Eat Repeat,” too. It’s a good read.

My April pen pal, Martha, does not have a blog (yet). But she said she enjoyed what I sent her 🙂

Think you would enjoy participating in Foodie Pen Pals? …DO IT.

(Click on the pic below to go to the Foodie Pen Pals page. And check out Lindsay’s blog, the Lean Green Bean, while you’re at it!)

The Lean Green Bean

Peace, Love and Liberty (and yummy eating),