April Foodie Pen Pals!

I can’t BELIEVE it’s already the last day of April. AKA Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!!!

Lindsay‘s Foodie Pen Pals program is a great way to meet fellow bloggers and try new foodie treats, whether they are local or just something your grocery store doesn’t happen to carry. This month I ended up being assigned to send a package to someone I already knew, the wonderful Diana of Veggie Next Door. I’ve never gotten a pen pal match-up before who is already a friend, and it was really fun because I felt more motivated to share certain “treasures” with her like locally made CT food and coffee from my favorite cafe ever. Check out what I got Diana!

Previous Foodie Pen Pals posts:

I was sent a package by the gorgeous Annica Russo! I’m so glad to have found her blog, AnnicaNicole, about the healthy livings musings of a fellow Fitfluential AmbassadorShe and I have a lot in common – social media addiction, communications education, advertising and PR career goals…I could go on forever! Probably explains why I enjoyed what she sent so much.

I was in love from the moment I laid eyes on this fabulous zebra tissue paper (fun fact: my bathroom my junior year of college was zebra themed).

Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

Well that was a tangent. Do you like the row of tampon boxes in the above photo? Classic college dorm bathroom belonging to four girls.

Let’s get back to the goods, shall we?

I was even more impressed by the ADORABLE initialed card Annica used, especially since one of my favorite cards to use during any sort of blogger exchange ALSO has my first name initial on it!

From a package I sent Lynn for Christmas (source).

The similarities only continued to pile on as I got past the tissue paper and card and got to the FOOD!

  • Fresh Finds rice cracker mix: This snacky, healthier take on Chex Mix is low in calories (which to me translates into I’LL EAT MORE :-D) and I would love to mix it into plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese as a snack!
  • Fresh Finds banana chips: Ditto with these guys on the mix-in possibilities!
  • Antico Pastificio Umbro garlic & basil linguine: I never really eat pasta at home, or order it out, because it’s not interesting enough for me. So THIS pasta is right up my alley! I love garlic, I love basil, and it’s made with whole wheat flour. Score!
  • Tropical Foods yogurt pretzels: Oooh danger danger! I know that once I open this bag my mom and I will go through it VERY quickly, probably why we’ve delayed opening, but I can’t wait to dive in…

  • Balance Bar Cafe chocolate almond biscotti bar: I’m not a big bar person but do enjoy using them sometimes as yet another cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt mix-in. I’m excited to try this one because based off the nutrition stats and ingredients list, it looks promising!
  • Moser Roth chili dark European chocolate: Chili chocolate, how unique!!! I ended up bringing this to a jewelry making party so that everyone could try it paired with red wine!

Thank you so much Annica for taking the time to put together a great box for me. Keep an eye out on my Twitter because whenever I snack, I’m usually tweeting it! That’s how you’ll all get the latest updates on how I like my goodies!

Don’t forget to go here to find out how you can join this amazing program. It’s completely worth the ~$25/month (food + shipping) that it costs to participate!

Do you do foodie pen pals? If so, how was your box this month?!

26 Responses to "April Foodie Pen Pals!"

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  1. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat

    April 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Love the “C” notecards – I got lucky that my new last name is the same first letter as my old one, so all of my monogrammed goods are still accurate! ;)

    • Caitlin

      April 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Yeah I’m CC so it could stand for anything! Sadly I have since run out of those cute cards :( they were a gift from my grandma!

  2. Alex @ therunwithin

    April 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Loving those rice snacks, yum.

    • Caitlin

      April 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      Can’t wait to open them!!

  3. Lindsay (@LeanGrnBeanBlog)

    April 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    that pasta sounds amazing!!

    • Caitlin

      April 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      I know, I’m so lazy so I’ve been waiting to try it when my mom makes it haha

  4. asolosingerinamerica

    April 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    This looks like such fun. I need to try this :]

  5. Annica

    April 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Yay! Glad you enjoyed the box! Seeing those banana chips has me craving them…as usual!

  6. thedancingrunner

    April 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Great stuff! I did it for the first time this month too and really enjoyed it. Posting mine here shortly :-)

  7. Danielle (aka Foodosaurus Rex)

    April 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Everything sounds so yummy! I love chili chocolate – the spice makes me only have a little bit at a time, instead of devouring it all at once :)

  8. Yellow Haired Girl

    April 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    That pasta sounds magnificent!

  9. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    April 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    What a cute card and those banana chips are something I haven’t had in a loooong time. Yay for FPP! :)

  10. Happy Fit Mama (@happyfitmama)

    April 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    I love Yogurt Pretzels! So good but oh so dangerous. It doesn’t take long for me to eat way more than I intended. This was my first month in Foodie Penpals. So fun! I can’t wait for next month!

    • Caitlin

      May 1, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Maybe we will get matched up some month :)

  11. Christina Does It All

    May 1, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    i’ve seen a lot about this lately! i’m definitely thinking about doing it :)

    • Caitlin

      May 1, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      I’m holding you to that!!!! I feel like I’ve heard you say that before ;-)

  12. Lisa

    May 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    That pasta looks out of control good. I love all the things you got in your package! I used to have such an obsession with banana chips when I was like 8 haha. I miss them

  13. Christine McCarthy (@OatmealBowl)

    May 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    The yogurt pretzels and pasta look fantastic. Love the zebra tissue paper. cute.

  14. Paige @ Running Around Normal

    May 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Zebra is my favorite animal print!

  15. sprint2thetable

    May 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    That linguine sounds delish! I love the zebra paper too – how cute that it matches your stuff. :)

  16. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    May 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Awesome goods!

  17. cupcakekelly

    May 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    That pasta sounds delicious. I never make it either anymore..

  18. dianabushneck

    May 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Thank you again for the AMAZING package you sent me! As you can see from my post, I thoroughly enjoyed every last morsel. I don’t have a single crumb left :-)

    • Caitlin

      May 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      You’re welcome! It was so much fun buying for you!

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