Time for another Foodie Pen Pals reveal!
If you missed my first Foodie Pen Pals post in February, you can check out what this fun foodie package swap program is all about here: My First Foodie Pen Pals Experience.
This month’s installment of Foodie Pen Pals is coming late because my package from Rita in Lithuania got sent back to her!
Yes, that’s right – of the 2 months I have participated in this program so far, both of my pen pals have been named Rita and both have come from Lithuania! I mean, what are the chances?! And no, they aren’t the same person.
This package was definitely worth the wait though because Rita put in so much thought into finding items she thought I would enjoy. I also love the little bird card – so cute!
Rita knew that I had already received a package from Lithuania so she looked especially for unique and rare items to send me.
One of these items was acorn coffee, which Rita tells me is the national product of Lithuania. Who knew?! I’d heard of acorn coffee before from reading the Outlander books (any Outlander fans out there?? ) but I’ve never gotten to try it so that was a real surprise! I haven’t made it yet but I’m looking forward to trying it out for breakfast one morning.
Since Rita knew about my sweet tooth, she also sent me some specialty candies that you can only find in Lithuania, like coffee-flavoured candies and sugar-coated berry candies. Also included in the package were caramel-glazed almonds (yum – must hide those from S!), dried mushrooms (which I plan to use in a risotto – can’t wait!), dried beet root chips and dried apples.
Thanks for the fun package, Rita!
The Foodie Pen Pal I sent a package to last month was Jennah from Newcastle in the UK. I asked her if she wanted to write a little guest post to add to mine and she was happy to oblige! Now you can sneak a peak at some of the things I like to send to my Foodie Pen Pals. Take it away, Jennah!
For my first experience with ‘Foodie Pen Pal’ I was lucky enough to get an amazing package from the lovely Meredith (from www.kaffeeundkuchen.co). I had left the contents of the package completely up to her so it would be a real surprise, and it didn’t disappoint! My favourite treats were the chocolate covered macadamia nuts (which I eventually had to hide from my boyfriend – who apparently shared my affinity for them). I also absolutely loved the little Italian mix packets picked up from a local Italian market – one for bruschetta and one for mushroom sauce. I had never seen bits like this before so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for any international markets near me to re-stock! The Panang curry pastes were delicious (especially with prawns) and were a welcome change from my usual simplistic student meals. I have yet to sample the remainder of goodies, which includes Easter themed chocolate oreo bites and a vanilla flavour rice pudding mix – but I’m sure they will be equally as delicious as the rest of the package proved to be! Thanks again, Meredith, for a wonderful first experience of Foodie Pen Pals!
Want to participate in Foodie Pen Pals next month? Head on over to the Foodie Pen Pals page to learn more about how to get involved. The deadline to sign up is the 4th of each month. Happy sending!