This was my 2nd time participating and it blew the 1st time out of the water. This month was different in that I got to know both of my FPP's really well, and really felt like I made 2 friends this month. And, my grandmother always said "You can never have too many friends."
So the penpal sending to me was Sarah. You can follow her on Twitter here or check out her blog here. Sarah lives in San Francisco and the only instruction I gave her was to be creative...and no mushrooms (I hate mushrooms).
So...here is what I got
So, naturally I was SUPER excited about the Ghiradelli cocoa because A) It's cocoa ans B) It's Ghiradelli cocoa. I, also, like that it was something from where she lives. Every year I say I am going to go to their chocolate festival for my birthday, and every year I don't. Next year I will be 35...I think it might be THE year. Cross your fingers for me!!
Anyway, on top of/next to the cocoa are 2 Unreal Bars. I had never heard of these before, and I was a little skeptical about them, but....after inhaling them, they are kind of my new favorite thing! One had nuts and one didn't, and basically one tasted like a Milky Way and the other one tasted like a Snickers. AND!!! Sarah, also, sent coupons so I could get more Unreal Bars!!! YAY!!!
Planters NUTrition peanut butter in the Berry Nut flavor. SO good!!! This was another product I hadn't seen before, and as soon as this jar is gone the Banana is next on the list. They, also, make a Cinnamon Raisin one. Great on toast!!
Werther's Caramel Apples candies. Umm...this was kinda funny because I had recently sent these to someone else, and I was planning on replacing them for myself. I have had these before and they are really good. Plus, they are caramel apple, so....
Walker's Short Bread cookies. Sarah sent these because she is originally from England. I really liked this because when I send my FPP boxes out, I like them to have some meaning and really be from me. What is funny, is I grew up in New England, so I was familar with these cookies, but...never actually tried them.
Next, a bag of pasta from a SF based company. And, gum. I swear I didn't tell her I have a "gum drawer" in my kitchen!!
AND!!! As an extra special super mega bonus she sent a big bag of weight Watchers candy for my husband and rawhide bones for my 3 dogs!!! HELLO!!! OMG!!! SO THOUGHTFUL!!!
I am so happy I found Foodie PenPals! I have so much fun getting to know people all over the country, and choosing little treats for them, and then waiting to hear if they loved them, and then seeing what other people got. it really does feel like a little bit of Christmas every month, and you know I LOVE Christmas!
Basically, you sign up. On the 5th you find out who your penpal is and email them. You spend $15 on a "gift" for them. You have until the 15th to ship your box to them. And, on the last day of the month everyone reveals what they got!
You can click the pic below to get more infor and sign up. I promise it's fun!!