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Foodie Penpals

Foodie Penpals

Last month I finally signed up to Foodie Penpals - a great parcel exchange idea organised by This is Rock Salt who I had the pleasure of meeting late last year. How does it work? Each month you are assigned a penpal to send a gift of £10 value to, and in return a penpal sends you a gift. There is some email exchange beforehand so you can give your dietary requirements or requests if you want!

My two penpals were both UK based so I didn't request anything special, and neither did my penpal. I stupidly forgot to take a photo of my parcel before I sent it off, and my penpal doesn't blog - but here is what I sent: whiskey tablet from The Good Spirits Co, Glasgow. I had popped in there to pick up some Nucoco chocolate as I was going for a locally produced (in Glasgow) theme! I got a bag of the dark chocolate (70%) chocolate drops which you can use to make hot chocolate - but recommend eating them with yoghurt! Added to the parcel were some Scottish oatcakes, as well as two small taster bottles of Auchentoshan (single malt Scotch whisky made just outside of Glasgow). I hope my penpal liked everything she got!

Here is a picture of the parcel I received:

Foodie pen pal parcel
Foodie pen pal parcel

I could smell the popcorn from outside the box! It was pretty enticing, I've never received a popcorn-smelling-parcel before. My penpal obviously had a wee peek at the blog and saw that I like all things healthy and natural! In it there is Pearled Spelt, a couple of Munchy Seeds, Chorley Cakes and Eccles Cakes as well as the two bags of homemade popcorn. Because life has been chaotic I haven't had a chance to try anything apart from the popcorn (YUM!) but I look forward to trying it all this week.

Thanks to This is Rock Salt for organising such a huge endeavour  and thanks to my penpal for my great parcel. Head over to her blog if you're keen on taking part yourself.

What would you send if you were sending a foodie parcel to someone?

Basel tart

Basel tart

Some exciting news!

Some exciting news!