The perfect mix between healthy snacks, and a few very tasty indulgences.
Favorite thing from the box was, no contest, the Danielle coconut chips. Holy cow. I ate them sprinkled on a yogurt and fruit bowls for desert until the bag was all gone. Delicious.
The box came at a great time too, because it was the day before I headed to Watkins Glen. So I brought the tropical trail mix to munch on while hiking the gorge.
I used to buy the 100-calorie packs of the cocoa roasted almonds to keep at my desk, but I’ve never bought the big container because I felt like I would do too much snacking.
So as soon as I saw the container I broke out my snack bags and divided the canister into portion sizes. Problem solved. These things are great for a filling and healthy chocolate fix and will definitely remain a staple in my life.
I still haven’t gotten to try some of the things in the box, like the banana chutney (OMG), the red velvet whoopie pie mix, but the recipe card for a 1-minute peanut butter chocolate banana bread is up on my refrigerator.
Plus, I got to discover a great new recipe blog. Heather, who sent the box, writes the blog Heather’s Creative Concoctions which has a plethora of healthy and yummy looking meals.
Really. Check out the brownie batter bowl. Must try immediately.
Thank you so much, Heather!
New to Foodie Penpals? Read all about it here:
And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-On the 5th of every 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 treats! The spending limit is $15. The 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 are 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 Penplas is open to US & Canadian 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.
If you’re interested in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by September 4th as pairings will be emailed on September 5th!
*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!