August Foodie Penpal Reveal!

Holy Balls. This month, I had the best foodie penpal. Ok really they’ve all been super awesome- sending me things I’ve never tried (and ended up LOVING), but this month, Erin from Happier, Healthier, More Fit Me sent me a box full of chocolate goodness.

Before I get to the goods, let me lay down the law for how this Foodie Penpal thing works:

The Lean Green Bean

-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!


So here’s my beautiful assortment from Erin

Chocolate heaven!

Cute card to go with it! I love dogs!

Ok. WHY have this not been in my life until now? When I first opened the package, I laughed when I saw these, and actually said “OMG”….and then I ate them and REALLY said OMG. Graham crackers with almonds and toffee bits covered in chocolate? My dream. Tyler only got one. I pretty much inhaled the rest. Then had to do an hour of kickboxing to displace any guilt. 😉

I haven’t gotten into this one yet. I actually have it in my gym bag now as an emergency refuel bar. I can’t wait to have an emergency!

Tyler and I split this one. It was good- I was expecting it to taste different from the regularly packaged Hershey bars, but it was the same. No complaints. At all.

Another OMG. This granola is fabuloso. I haven’t had granola- or oats for that matter- in a super long time. I poured a bit of this in a bowl with almond milk and it hit the spot.

I ate this all by myself- directly after downing 2 cups of coffee. Needless to say, I was literally bouncing around the living room in front of Layla and Tyler who thought I was crazy pants.

Thanks so much, Erin!

Be sure to check out her blog (linked above) and sign up for September to get a package as awesome as this (also linked above)

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