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October 31, 2012

October Foodie Penpals

You knew I'd be back for more Foodie Penpals, didn't you? I joined last month for the first time and knew I'd be back month after month. It's so fun shopping around for the perfect foodie items for your specific penpal! I realllllly think you wanna be a part of this.













I received my package from Colleen, who is actually vegan! She said she had fun shopping around for my items because it was a bit of a challenge since I'm a meat-loving girl lol. But she knew I liked strawberry and pineapple so went with that theme, and I'm glad she did! Plus pumpkin, which I recently discovered that I love.

 



















First of all, I have been craving fig newtons!! How did she know!?! But whenever I look at the price tag I'm not too happy. So I was wayyyy excited to get some strawberry fig newtons from her. 

















I also received an all natural snack called Strawberry Crisps, which I had never seen or heard of before. No additives or preservatives. They are freeze-dried strawberries with the water removed. They were very tart!!


















I haven't tried these Fruit Flats yet. They are strawberry fruit bars. All natural and healthy! I really need to start eating like Colleen!

 
























I also recently discovered that I dig tea. Well, some tea. Not just straight up unsweetened tea. It's gotta have some flavor to it. So to go with the pumpkin theme, she sent me some Sweet Harvest Pumpkin black tea. Pumpkin flavored tea?! I know I love my pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks so I knew I'd love this too. And the smell when I opened it... man, pure heavenly pumpkin scents embraced me! I did need to add some sugar to it though. You know me. 




















More pumpkin... I also got these salted roasted pumpkin seeds. Never had em before, but I had never been a fan of sunflower seeds growing up when all the kids were chewin and spittin em out. (ew btw, why would I want to do that with my food?!). So I was a bit hesitant about these pumpkin seeds. I dunno why though, because now I'm slightly addicted. They are just little salty bits that are perfect for snacking on. I'm snacking on them right now as we speak, actually. Wait, we aren't speaking. But you catch my drift. I've already begun looking around for recipes to use them in also. Anyone?
























Since she knew I liked pineapple, she sent me some pineapple preserves from Wegmans. I've never had pineapple preserves but it sound pretty amazing. Can't wait to try it.


























She enclosed a cute little card with a sweet message inside. 


 















And a final shot of my foodie package. Good stuff.

 




















Colleen is also from the Buffalo, NY area. I hope you are doing ok amongst the hurricane! We'll be keeping you in our thoughts. Stay safe!!!


*I sent my package to the lovely Rona. Check out her blog to see what I sent her this month!

Peace, and bacon grease!


5 comments:

twodogsinthekitchen said...

This is cool. I have a few friends that participate in this too. Maybe when I'm back in the workforce I will too...lol! ;)

Marlys-thisandthat said...

This looks like a wonderful assortment.. Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Love all the pumpkin stuff!

Veronica Miller said...

Desi, I'm a spazz. I was getting so frustrated b/c I couldn't get the comment box to open when all along...it WAS open and I didn't find it until I closed all my other windows. haha! Looks like you got a great haul this month. I can't wait to join the club again!

Chris said...

I would put the pineapple preserves all over ribs! Sorry, I too, am a meataholic.