June Foodie Pen Pal Box

This past month I participated in a new-to-me gift swap called Foodie Pen Pals, run by the fabulous Lindsay. It works the same way as a normal gift swap, except that the items being swapped are all edible – fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats. Here is the box I received from my foodie pal, Jennifer.

The box, tantalizingly marked as both fragile and perishable.
My first glimpse of the goodies.

The goodies all laid out.

 

Contents

  1. Almond Butter. I had never had this before, and wasn’t sure how to eat it/what it goes with, so I just substituted it for things I normally use peanut butter for. Verdict: pretty good, though I still like PB better.
  2. Banana Nut Cupcake Mix. I haven’t had a chance to make these yet, but they look good.
  3. Organic Peanut Butter Cup. This was completely melted, but still tasty.
  4. Freeze-dried Kiwi Bites. I’m not a huge fan of kiwi on a normal basis. I gave these a try (hey, I’ll try anything once) but was not really a fan.

All in all, a very fun experience. 🙂 Thank you, Jennifer, for the package – I got to try some new things!

Go see Molly’s blog to see what I sent her.

Freeze-dried kiwi. Sadly, this goodie did not get along with my taste buds.

AB&J crackers.

 

The Lean Green Bean

 

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