This month, I participated for the first time in the Foodie Penpal exchange organized by Lindsay over at theleangreenbean.com. It involves over 600 different bloggers and readers who all exchange their favorite treats with one another (with a $15 limit - quite tough to do when you live in NYC!). Each participant is given one blogger to write to, as well as a different blogger from whom you receive your goodies. Lots of fun!
After finding out my penpal match and shipping off my local favorites - I had nearly forgotten about participating when I received a box full of fun treats in the mail. Jane was assigned to me, and when she asked about my preferences, I said that I loved anything with local flavor. Jane is from Texas but originally from South Africa (how interesting!), so she sent me her favorite Texan items: Salsa, corn chips, tortillas, chili fixins', fajita-spiced rice, fish fry mix, and hard candies. Yum, yum. Thanks, Jane!
I found the whole thing really fun. I loved thinking of fun, creative items to send to my assigned penpal, and am looking forward to doing it all again. Although I don't think I'll have the time to participate each month, I'm excited to participate again in the near future.
Sometimes the interwebs are so fun, right?