Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Foodie Penpal

The Lean Green Bean

This month's Foodie Penpal package went to Carla. The post office was out of the square boxes so I ended up shoving everything into a long, rectangular box!

I was ecstatic to get Jenny as my October Foodie Penpal. She owns Sweet Six Candy and got me a fun package.

Right on top was one of her candies.

All the swag (yes, I just used that word):
  • Edamame - right up my uncle's alley
  • Peeled dried fruit - (see below)
  • Pumpkin chips - I love pumpkin, but these were super salty. Yikes!
  • Cold blooded ice tray - (see below!)
  • Lychee candies - real lychee taste
  • Calming tea, green tea, and Egyptian Licorice tea - Hey Jenny, you probably didn't know that Egyptian Licorice is my favorite tea ever!
  • Jelly Belly buttered popcorn jelly beans - So I always avoided this flavor in the mix bag. Hopefully my kids will eat them.
  • Sarasota honey - (see below)
  • Sweet Six Candy - (see below)
Brown sugar candy with crispy bacon! I love the vintage-y label.

Jenny didn't know I've been craving figs and dates because of all these fig recipes floating around this season. I just didn't want to commit to buying a lot of them. This baggie has dates, figs, and apricots - perfect!

Fun and informative card!

You have no idea how much I've needed honey. There are tons of recipes that require honey, which I never buy for myself.

I loved the vampire teeth ice cubes. So much fun! We made them immediately.

Have you tried anything in this box? 

What would you want to try?


  1. Oh yum! Looks like you got lots of good stuff!

  2. What a great box! That's funny, I've always loved the popcorn jelly beans!

    1. Really? It's so weird! I do like it more than I did as a kid though.

  3. I've love to try the honey! And didn't you just love the lychee candies? =)

    1. I haven't used the honey yet! Where are all those recipes I ever found that wanted me to use honey now?!

  4. Lychee candies! Now that I would like to try! :)