Hi there!! Long time no see 😛 Sorry about that!!
Soooo, a couple of months ago I came across Alek’s awesome blog, Run Serve Cook and read his post about Foodie PenPals. This interested me, as I had been hoping to interact with more bloggers, and this seemed a great way 🙂 .
Two people are “linked-up” by Carol Anne and email each other, a sender and a recipient. The sender must ask the their PenPal questions about their dietary needs, allergies if they have any, preferences and so on.. gaining knowledge of what to buy for them. The spending limit for the UK and Europe, is £10 and you must include something written. If you’re interested, just click on the above button 🙂 .
So, last month I took part and was paired with Anna, who sent me a great box of items:
See those two tubs?? Well the one at the back was filled with some gorgeous Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Anna took my veganism into much consideration and made me vegan cookies 🙂 thank you Anna!! They were lovely and soft with a slight crunch – a great balance!! Here’s a close-up:
Yes.. I did open the tub before even taking it out of the box :O hehe..
Now, the other tub contained something quite interesting, as you can probably see in the first photo.. Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas?? Yes!! Now I must say I never EVER liked Salt & Vinegar flavoured crisps – in fact the smell would make my eyes water!! But these – wow!! They are crispy, very vinegar-y ((yup, that is a word 😉 )) and not to salty at-all!! Check these out..
Anna was so good, she even wrote down recipes for both the cookies and the chickpeas 🙂 Thanks, Anna!! She also included a letter explaining why she chose the items she sent me. Anna loves to make and bake “comfort food” at home, and she found a way to make things healthier and vegan, as I requested in my email 🙂 .
Also in my box was a huge 70% bar of Green & Blacks, which I had never tried before ((and did not realise was vegan until then!! It lasted me about 2 weeks 🙂 . Those cookies – not so long 😉 )), a bag of Free-From Chocolate Discs, which I found a bit overly-sweet, not being a fan of “milk” chocolates, but anyways my bro liked them and was none-the-wiser to their vegan-ness 😛 . I also got 3 – yes, 3!! Nakd bars, including my FAVOURITE – Cashew Cookie!!
I found the experience really fun and really enjoyed going out to the shops to find things for my PenPal.
I sent out my box to Keeley at Phat Cupcake who informed me that she had a sweet-tooth but looked for healthy treats, and also wanted something “bizarre” ….fancy seeing what I sent her and if you think it was bizarre enough?? Keeley wrote an amazing post about what I sent her 🙂 . Check it out HERE
So, why did I not post this last month?? As explained in an earlier post, unfortunately my laptop is not working as it should 😦 . I took it to a man who fixes computers but he saw no faults and informed me that it does not have a virus – which is a positive of course.. But it is still messing up a lot…. SO I am posting as often as I can, inbetween the times where I get so frustrated that I’ve had to write up the same post 4 or 5 times, I want to throw it out of a window…. Don’t worry, I won’t!! 😉
Stay tuned for my next post – probably this month’s Foodie PenPal swap – which, I am hoping, will be soon, if this laptop allows it!!
I am sending out my parcel today, to Sally, who has 2 blogs. One HERE which is all about food, dishes and recipes, and THIS ONE which is more about things that Sally likes and finds interesting. Be sure to check them out soon!!