May Foodie Penpals

It’s that time of the month again – Foodie Penpals Reveal Day!!!

This month I was paired up with Lauren the sweetheart behind LivingLocally.  One of my “requests” was for local NYC treats.  I spent about two days in New York before my cruise last August, but it hardly felt like enough time to experience all the tasty treats the city has to offer.

Lauren obliged me with some chocolate peanut clusters and a chocolate covered graham cracker from Li-Lac.  Let me tell you; the chocolate from Li-Lac lasted about 60 seconds after I opened the box.  I actually didn’t even get them in the picture…only the wrapper.

The second item to disappear quickly were the seaweed snacks.  Lauren told me lived in Japan for a while and these were her favor snacks while she was there.  I actually tried the Trader Joe’s seaweed snacks about a year ago.  I wasn’t sure I loved them, but I definitely didn’t hate them.  This time around, I’m definitely sold.

The other items in my box were ingredients for a recipe she included: soba noodles with walnuts and kale.  I was actually super excited to get the soba noodles.  I’ve actually never had soba noodles before, but last month, I was looking for soba noodles to send to my penpal and came up empty-handed.  Of course since I couldn’t find them, I immediately needed to try them!  I haven’t made them yet since I a) haven’t been cooking a ton lately, and b) I need to either find a different recipe or wait until I’m making a meal that Nik isn’t eating since he hates nuts.  I am extremely excited to use them though!

All in all it was another awesome month for me!  Are you interested in participating yourself? Check of the details below:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. Contact your penpal as soon as possible to get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies, dietary restrictions, and/ or preferences.
-Fill a box with $15 worth of fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box to a fun recipe.
-Get your box in the mail no later than the 15th of the month. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes when you go to ship your items!)
-On the last day of the month, you post about the package you received from your penpal!
-Foodie Penpals is open to bloggers and blog readers in the US & Canada. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you will write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received.

For even more information, or if you’re interested in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th (my birthday!)!

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