Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

Hi friends - it's the last day of the we all know what that's time to reveal what I received in my mailbox this past month!

This month for the first time ever since I joined Foodie Penpals I received my box from a fellow blogger - Hayley from Haley Runs and Eats. She's got lots of great recipes on her site - so make sure you check her out!

The box was full of yummy local goodies! let's recap

- Birch Butter that is locally made (to Hayley)

- Wild Rose Honey (the roses are edible) again locally made

- Homemade granola (that made the entire box smell sooo good)

- DavidsTea mango fruit punch drink

Hands down our family fav was Hayley's homemade is soooo yummy - and I love that she included a list of all the ingredients (so perhaps one day we could try and make it ourselves). I also really enjoyed the fact that she included local to her items to try - as that's always a nice treat!

Thanks again Hayley!!!!! and thanks as always to Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean for hosting.


Wanna know more about Foodie Penpals...check out the info below:

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.

Foodie Penplas is open to US, Canadian & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans.

If you’re from the US or Canada and are interested in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.




  1. Hi - i stumbled over from the leangrreenbean and I must say - I have never heard of birch butter before! Thats my new thing to learn about today!
    Shashi @

  2. I had never heard about it before either...that's what I love about this program! Thanks for checking us out!

  3. I really need to sign up for foodie pen pals, it's right up my alley! Jealous of all the great things you got to try!

  4. Looks like you got some awesome goodies! I did this several times last summer but the shipping really started to add up! lol

  5. Sugar Coated SheridanJuly 31, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    This was the first month I HAVEN'T participated in Foodie Penpals because I received a Bulu Box subscription. I missed Foodie Penpals BIG TIME!!

  6. Fit 'n' Well MommyJuly 31, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Looks like a lot of yummy goodies! That granola sounds delicious! I've been meaning to sign-up for another foodie pen pal and now you have reminded me!

  7. cori @olivetorun.comAugust 1, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    I have thought about signing up for this about... oh I don't know 10 times :) I just never do. Tell me to stop slacking!

  8. It's been a lot of fun to see/try all the different kinds of foods that are out there that I would never bought myself...I mean you are on her blog just push that sign-up button :)
    PS great guest post

  9. It is sooooo yummy - very flavourful. You've got the next 4 days to sign up for August!

  10. It's tends to be more expensive than what you spend on the contents...we are not lucky enough here in Canada to have flat rate shipping :(

  11. You have until the 4th of August to sign up! This was my 3rd month participating - and I've really been enjoying it

  12. I signed up! Excited! Do you have to re-sign up every month?

  13. I know. It's right there staring at me. Ps thanks!

  14. Yeah! Yes you do...but don't worry Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean will email you a reminder! I hope you enjoy! Can't wait to see what you'll get this month

  15. Heather @ Run Like a G!August 1, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Sounds like an interesting program!

  16. It's a great way to step outside your comfort foods and try something different!