Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Foodie Penpals

In September I participated in the ever so popular Foodie Penpal exchange created by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. How fun! Never heard of it? Well here's the gist...I signed up on Lindsay's blog to be matched up with another foodie. I was paired with two Gayles (or Gails). I sent a box of treats to Gail Lynn in Illinois and Gayle from Pennsylvania sent a box of treats to me. Here's a look at what I got:

A box full of yummies! Sport and Spice were just as excited as I was to dig in. Gayle also sent a handmade card with a description of each item chosen.

The Granola Factory Granola, made just down the road from Gayle's home, was strange (in a good way) and addicting. I love granola and this one had a unique saltiness to it. It was the first thing to disappear.

The Good Bean chickpeas made for a tasty, crunchy snack. Gayle must have read my mind because the day I received the box I had purchased the ingredients to make roasted chickpeas.

I'm still enjoying the dry roasted edamame (even as I write this). I've had steamed edamame, but never roasted so it's a nice treat.

I've been wanting to try the single size servings of peanut butter and almond butter from Justin's, so I thank Gayle for buying them for me.

The kids couldn't wait to get their hands on the Clif Kids grape and mixed berry fruit snacks. They each took a half and unanimously voted grape as the best flavor. They also tore into the Fruit Stripe gum. I loved this during my college days, but apparently never introduced the kids to it. To say they loved it is an understatement. I left them alone for a few minutes and when I came back there were only about 5 pieces of gum left out of a 20 piece pack! I rescued the few remaining pieces and stashed them away so I could actually have some later.

The only thing I have not tried yet is the cashew flavored Larabar. I tucked it away in the pantry out of the kids' sight (do you see a pattern here?)  and forgot about it. I'll try to sneak it out tomorrow.

I enjoyed my first round of Foodie Penpals and am looking forward to participating again this month. If you'd like to give it a try head over to Lindsay's blog. You've got until Thursday to sign up.

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