Friday, March 30, 2012

I've Got a Foodie Penpal!

The Lean Green Bean

When my Triberr tribe member Samantha, of Little Ferraro Kitchen, wrote a post about her experience with the Foodie Penpals Program it sounded like such a good idea, I knew I wanted to be a part of it as well. Foodie Penpals is the brainchild of Lindsay over at the Lean Green Bean, it started from a random idea in September 2011, with about 30 people and has grown to over 350 people in the US, Canada and now the UK! I was lucky, when I e-mailed her to see if I could join in the fun, I just made the cut off date, so I got to be a Foodie Penpal for March.

When Lindsay sent out the spreadsheet detailing who would be sending to whom, I got Lauren, and I could not wait to send her some of my very favorite local Atlanta goodies. One look at her blog full of delicious food and I knew she had great taste in food! I'm happy to report that she loved what I sent, and who wouldn't? ;)

I received my package from Tara Sabo, whose A Daily Dose of Fit has amazing tips for for getting into shape and eating better. She sent me some really neat things.


Crispy, gluten-free almond & rice crackers, shelf stable individual servings of hummus, Metromint waters, whole food bars and 7 grain cereal. I have to say I love the Metromint waters, they aren't sweetened at all, it's just pure water, mint and whatever other flavor is in there, in my case I got a lemonmint and a goodberrymint, which has the flavor of 5 different berries in it. I put it in my fridge right away and found it to be deliciously refreshing when chilled, as advised by Tara. I was surprised by how good the hummus was, it needed a little kick, so I stirred in a few shakes of my favorite Chipotle Tabasco sauce and then it was perfect. I haven't tried the bars or cereal yet, but I'm sure they will be just as good as everything else she sent.

I'm so glad I got a chance to participate in such a fun endeavor, if you would like to become a Foodie Penpal, you can find more information here and there is also a convenient sign up form there as well. I hope if you decide to participate, you will have as good an experience as I did.


  1. That water tastes really good! I like that it is pretty natural.

  2. that mint water sounds amazing!!! love that it's not sweetened at all!

  3. I got Almond Nut Thins crackers (country ranch) too. I can't stop eating them!

  4. Ahhhhh awesome!!! Soo glad you did it :))))

  5. Cannot over-state how much fun Foodie Penpals is - reading about all these parcels makes me feel like I received more than just one myself!

  6. Glad you enjoyed everything! I should have bought myself a bag of the oats while I was out! I just finished good.