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Archive for April 30th, 2012

This month I received my Foodie Box from the Alexis at the Pumped Pumpkin. I was Pumped when I opened the box, she had it full of healthy and fun snacks.

The Lean Green Bean

Let’s take a look at all my goodies.

Super Pumped about the Nut Butter, I have never had this brand or flavor. Plus it’s No Stir and Raw! Big Score on that one.

Energy Power Mix from a Local Farm called Willey Farms.

It has all kinds of goodies in the mix, peanut butter chips (awesome right), chocolate chips, papaya, almonds, yogurt covered raisins, dried cherries, soy nuts, peanut butter covered raisins, dried pineapple and chocolate covered raisins. So many wonderful ingredients. I’m really digging all the peanut butter goodies in the mix.

I am a trail mix snob and this batch is a Big Winner.

Alexis also sent these Salted Corn Chips with Flax from Willey Farms.

They sound so yummy. Can not wait to give them a crunch.

Alexis sent me two Larabar’s bars both being flavors I have never tried. I love the fact that my box was made of up fun things I have never tried.

Some strawberry and banana freeze-dried crisps, which I am trying to save for a flight I have coming up soon. I hope I can hold out.

I wasted no time in testing out the Maple flavored Almond Butter.

Slathered it on an English muffin.

Topped with banana slices and sprinkled with chia seeds. This is raw and no stir, I mean really can life get any better. It was delicious, smooth and flavorful.

Alexis thank you for a wonderful box of healthy taste treats. You choose wonderful thoughtful items to include in the box and it has been so much fun meeting you and reading your blog.

Here’s a detailed explanation of the Foodie Pen Pal Program:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at rocksalt@thisisrocksalt.com to get involved!

Question of the Day: Have you thought about joining the Foodie Pen Pal Program? What are you waiting for? 

Check Ya Later.

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