It is that time again!!!! The time of the month (no, not that time of the month) where I receive a very exciting package in the mail!!! I get my foodie pen pal goodie box. This is now something that I get so excited about!! I love trying new things and seeing what people come up with to send me!! I received wonderful goodies this month…so without further ado…
It was a great balance of local yummy items and delicious chocolate to feed my 24/7 cravings!!! Of course, we opened it in the car after our speed run, which meant we had to taste test every little thing we saw!!! First I went right for the granola…a huge favorite of mine!
I loved the cranberry orange pecan…it was a nice mixture of flavors and I will be adding it to my yogurt for sure!!!! The Vanilla Almond will be making it’s way into my tofu pudding that I just made a huge batch of!!
I busted open the pretzels for Eric to try out first! They were a thumbs up and were also a yummy treat for Gavin as well. He loved them. I have to hold off on my chocolate indulgences, so I will be waiting until Sunday to try a few and make them into a nice little trail mixture with my new granola and some yummy yogurt! The Clif bars will be gladly used for my post long runs! I am not sure which to eat first…I think I will take half of each and then I get the best of both!!
This chocolate bar was totally different than anything I have ever tried!! It had a hint of lime to it, and it was actually a nice little blend!! It had some sort of kick to it while still being sweet!! The truffles are going to be the death of me!!
These received a huge squeal of delight!! Some local yummies for me to bake up and enjoy! It is a Double Chocolate Scone Mix, then a Chocolate Dessert Mix, plus a Chocolate Raspberry Spread!! I think I need to make sure all three of these go together! I plan to bake the scones for Easter morning and then add the sauce for a nice little dipping action!!! Oh, so many yummy snacks and treats to enjoy!!! A huge thank you to my foodie pen pal who sent me this wonderful package!!! Now, to sign up for April!! Hooray!
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I was so excited to take part in this program, mostly because I love having pen pals, but also because I love healthy new finds!! We are limited with what we can get over here, and so any healthy goodness that comes from the states is always welcome in a very over-dramatic and excitable fashion!!! I was so lucky to get hooked up with a pal who is also a military wife and mom of two great kids! She totally came through and hooked me up BIG TIME!!!!
As we know, I am a huge fan of chocolate, granola, oatmeal, chocolate, grains, green tea, chocolate, etc!!! I swear, this package was seriously 100% bang on with things I am now in love with. There is literally NOTHING in this package that I can get here!!! That makes me really excited, because it is all new and all a treat! My hub could barely get a clear picture because I was bouncing around and cheering like a total
We are in love with the granola, and he is in love with the spicy goods that were sent just for him (how sweet is that??!!). I have already enjoyed the oatmeal, and it was super good!!!! I am actually going to hoard it so I can have it for my next half marathon! I might have to order some on-line! There were delicious single servings of trail mix, Lara bars, Dove chocolate, THEN packages of flavored quinoa, veggie rotini noodles and couscous!!!! I was in foodie heaven!!!
We are going to dig into the couscous and quinoa this week and then the pasta this weekend! It could probably be seen as pathetic how excited I am about this! I am literally saving the Lara Bars because I know once I eat them they will be gone…yes, that really does sound pathetic! Oh well, I am sure there are others out there who get equally excited and pathetic about new foodie finds! In the meantime, I have a new pen pal (not just a one time thing, hooray) and that excites me! I am a lover of sending mail and handwritten letters, so a permanent pal is always a heart warming addition to my life! Now, we prepare for Spring (3 consecutive days of nice weather…) and look forward to being outdoors!!!!
What was your most exciting part of the weekend???
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