April Foodie Penpal!

This is my second month participating in the Foodie Penpal program and so far I am loving it! It’s really fun to get to shop for fun goodies and mail them off to someone – and it’s fun to get a box in the in the mail from a new friend!

Here are a few details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s what the program is all about:

  • On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
  • The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
  • You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
  • Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
  • Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for May, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 5th!

So now onto the goods I received! My box was from Becky at Crumbdoodles:


It was stocked full of assorted tea – which was perfect since I have at least one cup every morning at work! Some local honey (which I have already used, A yummy chocolate bar, that I have yet to break into – but I am sure it won’t last long. And she also included some red curry paste (I’ll admit, I’ve never tried it! But I’m excited to) and some Udon noodles – those will be really fun to use as well!

Overall a really fun, eclectic basket – Thanks Becky!

I sent my box to Kristin – who is a blog reader! If you’re reading Kristin, I hope you enjoyed your box of goodies!


  1. says

    Such a fun idea! I remember reading a couple foodie penpal recaps last month and thought it was a great idea, so I just signed myself up for May, excited to participate!

  2. says

    Aww this sounds like a cute idea! I just signed up :) I love getting random boxes in the mail (which is also why I’m signed up for Birch Box and Eco Emi)… other people pick stuff I would never think to try on my own. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    You’re welcome, Nicole! I’d read on your blog that you’re a tea drinker, and I am a tea drinker too…so I thought I’d send you some of my favorites from my stash! :) Also, I hope you like the red curry….turns out we are having red curry shrimp tonight with that same curry paste! Serving it over brown rice this time (though my favorite is always the udon noodles). It was a lot of fun to put your foodie penapl box together! :)


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