Monday, April 1, 2013

Foodie Pen Pals

This was the first time I participated in foodie pen pals.  Short version of the program. It's the same idea as a pen pal, but you send food! Awesome idea, right?

I had fun shopping for my pen pal, but the anticipation of getting a package, was even better!  Carly from Snack Therapy got my name. Carly is a big snacker, and that was the theme of her package. Here is what she sent.

Snackimals Crackers
Plantain Chips
Robin Eggs
Clif Bar-White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
Larabar-Chocolate Chip Brownie
UC Davis Olive Oil Lip Balm

I wanted to highlight a few of the products.

Tuscan Almonds with Herbs. The almonds, oh the almonds, were delicious!  I had never tried them before, and I didn't want the package to end. They were good, with parmesan and a spicy kick. I added them to my salad that day but ate most of them plain. I am now going to have to find a store that carries them. 

The Clif Bar was good too. I'm not a huge protein, fiber bar type person, but I enjoyed the macadamia nut. I ate it on a walk with my little boy. 

The plantain chips were surprising to me. I was expecting more of a sweet banana flavor, but it tasted like a thick baked lay. No hint of a banana flavor at all. I crumbled this on top of my yellow Thai curry and it added a nice crunch. I liked them alone too.

 It was fun that Carly included something unique from her campus with me. Olive oil lip balm, my husband will like this :)

It was so fun to get a package in the mail with FOOD! Shout out to Carly for a great package. I can't wait to see who gets me next month and the new foods I will get to try. If you are interested in joining the program check out the website here for the details and be sure to sign up before the 4th of the month.
From one foodie to another, thanks Lindsay for setting up such a fun foodie inspired program. 


  1. Hey Kimi! I'm so glad you enjoyed the package :). Those plantain chips are pretty great, huh? I love them as a salty snack. Yummmm.

  2. Hey sista face just poppin in to say hello! So nice to meet you, you have a fantastic blog here. Cant wait to follow along.
    Have a fantastic week!
    BTW I am ALSO from Utah! North Salt Lake area

  3. Plantain Chips sound yummy! Such a great box! I'm excited to try this in June for the first time!