November Foodie Penpal

Hi! Today I finally get to share what my lovely foodie penpal Sophie sent me! This was my first penpal box that I’ve received and it did not disappoint.  The day I got my delivery I was super psyched…and had to write a post about it (even though I couldn’t reveal anything yet.) You can read that here.

I found foodie penpals by accident. I was on Instagram searching around and saw that one of the girls I follow had revealed her penpal box. I was kind of confused but totally intrigued so I clicked on the tag #foodiepenpal. Thats how I got my start. I logged on to Lindsay’s website and immediately got on the list for November.

I had the best time shopping for things to send to my penpal Hima. I wanted to send her things that I loved…and hoped that she would find a new favorite snack in my box of goodies. Both of my penpals were from California! I love that I sent a box of food to the west coast and received a box of food from the west coast. Yeah yeah Im a dork.

So here is what was in my glorious first box of goodies:

Organic sun dried tomatoes
Organic dried ancho peppers
Organic dried mangoes
Organic dried apples
Organic goji berry coconut chocolate energy snacks
French vanilla dark chocolate
Hot pepper Jam
…and a recipe for a gluten free pear almond tart! (Can’t wait to try it.)

Woah. I have obviously already started cutting into the huge hunk of chocolate…I can’t resist. And the goji berry coconut energy snacks are bizarre but fantastic.  They are bite size and they pack a punch. I haven’t opened the dried fruits yet, but I’m taking them to work with me to keep in my desk as mid-day energy boosters.

But my favorite thing in the box? The hot pepper jam.

Its sweet and really spicy and I love it. My dad and I spread it on crackers, I put it on a sandwich, tacos, etc. I want to mix it with cream cheese and turn in into a dip. Sophie, you’re awesome.

That’s it for me today… if you would like to see what I sent to my penpal, Hima, head to her blog All Four Burners.

Visit my sending penpal, Sophie, at If I Ever Owned a Bakery.

And join Foodie Penpals!!!

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