Lindsay, over at The Lean Green Bean, holds a Foodie Pen Pal swap every month and I was excited to give it a try. I see you scratching your head – what is a Foodie PenPal Swap you ask? You are given a name (and someone is given your name) in which to send a food package which can include fun-foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The swap is open to both bloggers and readers.
I received my package from a blog reader in Rochester, NY. I thought this was really cool since I have been to Rochester to visit friends, and have actually been in Wegman’s, a well-known local grocery store in which some of my products came from.
She sent me Salt potatoes – along with the recipe, Maple Syrup from New York, Bar-b-que sauce made locally, and a Kind bar.
I received my package just as I was going out of town so I haven’t had a chance to try the salt potatoes – but they sound delish. And can you believe I have never tried the Kind nut bar – so I opened it almost immediately. This bar is friggen fabulous! It only has 4 grams of sugar and protein from the nuts. The bar is a little high in fat – but it comes from the nuts – so I stashed half of it away to keep from eating it all in one sitting – it was that good!
The Foodie Pen Pal swap was a very fun thing to try and I would encourage you to participate at least once – especially if you love surprises – which I do!