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?

8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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