May Foodie Pen Pals – What I Sent (Guest Post)

This month, I sent my May Foodie Pen Pals box to a blog reader, Renee. Since she doesn’t have a blog, I asked her if she’d be interested in guest posting for me on what I sent her, per Foodie Pen Pal Program originator Lindsay‘s suggestion. Thankfully, she agreed! Please enjoy this post about what I sent her way!

Hello everyone!! My name is Renee and I am so excited to be guest blogging on CaitPlusAte.

I am here to reveal the contents of my very first Foodie Pen Pal package.

I felt like a kid at Christmas waiting for the mail to come anticipating the arrival of this unknown package.

When it arrived I was so excited, since I didn’t get home until 10:00pm!

I opened the box very carefully, as not to harm the products inside.

This was my first peek!!

I was actually shocked at how much I had received. I loved the fact that there was more than just food!

I had told Cait I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle and she definitely helped contribute with the fantastic items in the box!

(This picture was actually taken the day after, so I have to tell you there is one item missing. A Think Thin snack bar. I ate it then remembered I had to take some photos. We will just pretend it is there.)

The only thing I have ever had in the box was the California Raisins; I love Raisins so I was very excited to receive them WITH a raisin cookbook!!!

I opened up the Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal and took a handful. SOLD!! So good. I could definitely see myself eating that with milk or mixed into yogurt.

Other items that I had to resist eating all at once were: Fiber One Brownie, Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar and Snapea Crisps (very interesting can’t wait to try that).

Love Grown Granola is AMAZING. As I read the label I noticed there are no strange additives. I don’t think I have ever had something that unprocessed aside from fresh fruit and vegetables. Super tasty, I’ll have to look for it in my area!

An Herbal Tea Blend from New York City. I love tea so much!!! I even have a fancy tea ball!!!

The leaves definitely give off a sweet aroma of Chocolate and Coconut.

Judy’s Best Garlic Butter contains dried herbs, spices and butter that you can mix with olive oil and toss with pasta and chicken, or pretty much whatever. Garlic pretty much runs through my veins so I’m VERY excited to try this.

Cait also included some cute pink straws that I definitely put to good use on one of the 80 Degree days we had this past weekend!

A SELF magazine with Bethany Frankle on the cover, I know her Skinny Girl products quite well.

An awesome Oakley water bottle that is flexible and foldable, you could definitely bring it ANYWHERE! All in all I was SUPER pleased and so excited about my Foodie Pen Pal gift, it has been so great to chat and follow Cait on her blog!


And thank YOU Renee for posting! Happy eating indeed :) Have you ever tried any of the products I sent Renee? I know they may be familiar to some of you – some are from my adventures in NYC earlier this month!

15 Responses to "May Foodie Pen Pals – What I Sent (Guest Post)"

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  1. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    May 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    ahh I love that you sent more than food! I hope someday you are my foodie penpal haha.

    • Caitlin

      May 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM

      Then hopefully we can meet in person to exchange too!

  2. Alex @ therunwithin

    May 31, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    That box is like hitting the jackpot! Man oh man.

  3. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    May 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Anyone who gets Love Grown is a very lucky person :)

    • Caitlin

      May 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM

      Haha I know you’re quite the fan!

  4. Christina Does It All

    May 31, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    I know I keep saying I’m going to partake in this soon….but really…I’m going to partake in this soon!!! :P

    • Caitlin

      May 31, 2012 at 11:19 PM

      Girly. Start doing stop saying – or I won’t believe you next time! :-P

  5. robfiasco @ run2thehills

    June 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    wowza! that’s a lot of stuff! what’s the price limit on this?

    • Caitlin

      June 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM

      $15, but as I mentioned in the card I sent her, some of the items I received for free at events.

  6. katiemoves

    June 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    awesome!! these things look so yummy! i’ll have to try them sometime :)

  7. Lisa

    June 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Renee definitely scored on this one :-)
    So much great stuff!

  8. Lena

    June 1, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Great post — and a really great box! I think it is safe to say anyone would be lucky to have Cait as their FPP!

  9. dianabushneck

    June 4, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    You did it again, Caitlin – another incredible package!!! Anyone who gets you as their pen-pal is truly so lucky :-)

    • dianabushneck

      June 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

      Haha – just realized I said exactly the same thing as Lena. It’s SO true though!


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