Foodie Pen Pal Reveal for January

After taking December off, Foodie Pen Pal was in full swing in January! I missed it! This month I was fortunate enough to meet Dena who was my foodie pen pal! Dena blogs at and she won we over with her selections! They were from Trader Joe's (shocker, as I beg people to shop there for me) and had a nice mix of things like Farra which is an Italian grain that I am looking forward to trying! I have been dying to try cooking with coconut oil and squealed when I saw a jar in there. The gorgonzola chips were great, the sunflower seeds are a staple and I have sanctioned off a couple of squares a day for my luxury. Dena also included some samples of yummy smelling beauty products...I can't wait to try them!! 

My Foodie Pen pal was Melissa who has the cutest blog! She got into the Dumbo Double Dare...I am jealous!!

Here is her review of what I got her!!

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every 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 treats! The spending limit is $15. The 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 are 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 Penplas is open to US, Canadian & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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.

If you’re from the US or Canada and are in participating for November, please CLICK HERE ( to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by February 4th as pairings will be emailed on February 5th!

*If you're from Europe, please CLICK HERE ( to signup.

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