March Foodie Pen Pals

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Every month Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean Blog hosts Foodie Pen Pals, an exchange that pairs you up with another US participant. You exchange e-mails with your pen pal finding out if they have any allergies and their likes and dislikes, then by the 15th of the month you send them a box of goodies and they send you one!

It’s a fun way to discover new local foods from a different part of the US and to share some of your favorites with them!

This month I was paired up with Clara Houin who sent me some goodies from Tennessee.


She sent me a variety of teas: Tea forte kiwi lime ginger and tangerine rosemary, and Harney and Sons Pomegranate Oolong tea.

Eden Organic spicy pumpkin seeds, a local Grab the Gold Vegan chocolate Peanut butter bar, Bobo’s Oat bar Maple Pecan, and Go Raw Banana Bread flax bar, and Santosha cayenne maca raw chocolate! Plus a local magazine to read!

I loved the tea! ImageEspecially with the chilly, rainy weather we’ve been having lately!

ImageImageI loved the chocolate! I’m usually not a spicy chocolate fan, but this was very mildly spicy and had a nice flavor. I love raw cacao chocolate so thoroughly enjoyed it!

ImageImageI loved the Grab the Gold Bar! Tasted kind of like an oatmeal pb cookie and was a very nice night snack! Their vegan, gluten free, high in fiber, and relatively low in sugar compared to other bars.

ImageThe spicy pumpkin seeds made for a nice snack when I was studying for midterms. I love spicy foods and love pumpkin seeds so this was perfect!

I haven’t got around to trying everything yet, but I’m looking forward to it! I had fun flipping through the native magazine too and getting a little peek into Tennessee life.

If your interested in participating in Foodie Pen Pals for the month of April head on over to her blog:

and sign up under the tab that says Foodie Pen Pals. Make sure you sign up by the 4th of the month to be included! There is also a section for Canadian residents if you live in Canada. You will receive an e-mail on the 5th with the matches!




2 thoughts on “March Foodie Pen Pals

    Trice said:
    March 31, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    YUM! I love tea and the chocolate looks delicious!

      sarmclaughlin responded:
      April 3, 2014 at 6:11 am

      me too! My tea collection is quite extensive! haha! And the chocolate was tasty.

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