Whelp, it’s the end of the month which means it’s time for another Foodie Pen Pal Post!
Seeing as each month I thoroughly enjoy this program that Lindsay has so kindly put together, the wonderful people I meet, and the delicious goodies I receive, my reveal day posts are usually a mix of the same glowing comments and coinciding positive/appraising/feel-good words.
Well, in an effort to use some words that don’t commonly occupy my lexicon, I declare today Opposite Day (but just on my blog – somehow I don’t think Opposite Day would go over too well at the office: “No, Mr. Boss Man, I would acutally hate to run those reports for you.”).
So, without further ado…
**Just to clarify: everything below the starred line is opposite of what I mean to say. Alison is a lovely and very generous person and I seriously lucked out in the Pen Pal department this month :).**
I absoutely despised the junk that I received from Alison this month. The package arrived in horrible timing for a post-Thanksgiving taste test with The Man.
We thought the flavored nuts and pumpkin chips were so awful that we were barely able to stomach a bite. I mean, just look at how much was left over:
I have no idea what I’m going to do with these almost full bags of disgusting nuts – it’s a real dilemma.
And those pumpkin chips! Don’t even get me started! I really can’t stand when ingredients lists are so flippin’ long!
These Somersaults are so stomach-turning that I can’t possibly imagine finishing the bag. They’d probably make the worst accompaniment to this hideous looking wine.
Yeah, I’ll put off trying that combination for a loooong time.
All in all, a simply dreadful package, right? I was so incredibly disappointed!
If you want to participate in this horrendous program – and I can’t believe that you would – here are the deets:
-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.