After reading Beka’s blog last month and seeing her Foodie Pen Pal loot, I quickly clicked over to Lindsay’s blog and signed up. The concept is really neat, and there are hundreds and hundreds of people who participate monthly; I was amazed. When you sign up, you get an email with the person you will send a package of food to (you receive from a different person than you send to). It is then up to you to email and find out about dietary restrictions, likes, dislikes, and allergies.
I sent a package to Rachael, who is a vegan, and I made sure to pick out items that would be fun to snack on but would also fit her dietary needs. You can click to her blog to see the package I sent.
I received a package from Judy, whom I told that I like to eat pretty healthy but will definitely indulge every once in a while. Like all food in our house, it got eaten pretty quickly. My picture was taken after several bags had been opened, so I decided to throw together a collage too.
I think the Zapp’s chips may actually be completely gone by the time of this picture. I didn’t get very many of those.
The whole point of the swap is to meet new people and find new foods you wouldn’t try yourself. Some people get local items, others get homemade (although you can tell your partner if you’d prefer not to have homemade), and I’ve seen so many varying packages. This was my first month to participate, but I’ll definitely be doing it again. Lindsay doesn’t have it for December, as she suggests the $15 you would spend on your box be sent to charity instead, but she’ll have it back up and running if you want to jump in in January.
Have you done the FPP program? If you’re jumping over from the linkup, what was your favorite item that you received? If you’ve never heard of it, is it something you would consider?