There are good days & then there are days where I just want to scream lately. More on that later. Thankfully today promises to be one incredible day & I am excited as can be. Again more on that soon.. With pictures!
Another great day happened a little while back, but today is the designated REVEAL DAY! I participated in my first FOODIE PEN PAL exchange & loved every moment of it. The idea is simple. You are paired up with a buddy from another area of the country & you both send packages that represent your area. Um… unique food goodies to try? yes please! So glad that Lindsay, of the Lean Green Bean blog, started this a few years ago. I may be late to the party, but I had a blast & will have to do it again soon. She does this every month I believe.
Love a good shopping trip so the first part of this was completely fun. Also ended up being a bit of work. Turns out most of the local food I thought of when I thought of North Carolina or more specifically Wilmington, were more fresh food items & not great for traveling. Discovered a few new things I got to try myself. Double win! There is a set money limit so you don’t go too crazy, but it can be tempting. So many things I wanted to share with my pen pal.
So many things I was surprised by when my package arrived!
First there was a puzzle! My pen pal, LoriAnn, and her daughter clearly had a blast putting together my box. She has done the exchange before and had a few tricks to make it exciting. She doesn’t have a blog or I would link you to it, but she does deserve a huge THANK YOU & I sincerely appreciate all the thoughts she put into making this a great experience.
My foodie pen pal ended up being from Indiana. A state I have yet to visit. We exchanged a few emails & discovered we both had some similar taste. We connected over Pumpkin Spice. This made the exchange even better.
Funny thing was we BOTH sent each other Pumpkin Spice K-cups! Great minds think alike.
The homemade caramels were divine! Perfect start to fall for sure. Also that U-no is going to haunt me! It was so good & one of those things that I have never seen before. So light & airy. Have yet to try the Turkish Taffy but I shared the popcorn with family! Was a big hit.
The food may soon be gone, but the memories will remain & I will have to smile every time I use my purple spatula. Also the recipes promise to bring new treats soon for me to try!
Looking forward to seeing what all the other packages contained & certain this won’t be my last Foodie Pen Pals experience. Maybe you will join us too?
Sign ups details can be found over at the Lean Green Bean, here.