Foodie penpals July reveal

I am a terrible blogger and forgot to get my foodie penpals post ready for the big reveal on the last day of July. Oops. In my defence, I received my parcel relatively late in the month and I had a wedding to attend. In the UK. Those are my excuses and I’m sticking to them! Anyway, my foodie penpals this month were both in UK. I sent a parcel to the lovely Selina and received one from Kate (I would provide links if they had blogs…). Here’s what I got from Kate:

Foodie package

What? You can’t see everything? Here – I took the items out of the box for you!

Foodie parcel

I have to confess, I very cheekily requested the beef Hula Hoops. I love beef Hula Hoops! (Also Flamin’ Hot Monster Munch, Skips, Bacon Fries, Mini Cheddars and Wotsits, just in case anyone was thinking of sending me a care package 😉 ).

This month I actually managed to restrain myself for long enough to take individual photos of some of the items, so here’s what I received in detail:

Foodie penpals

Baking stuff, specifically mini loaf cases, chocolate honeycomb decoratey type stuff and cardamom pods. I’ve never used a cardamom pod for anything in my life! Research shall have to be done…

Foodie penpals

Yummy sweet treats! Fruit crumble sweeties, treacle tart flavour chocolate and raspberry flavoured pieces of dried coconut. SO TASTY!

Foodie penpals

Beefy stuffs! The aforementioned Hula Hoops and some sweet/sour/spicy flavoured beef jerky. Kate is a vegetarian but she sent me meat. How nice is that?! The beef jerky was yummy.

Foodie penpals

Smoked chilli flavoured mayonnaise. I haven’t tried this yet – it’s sitting in my fridge waiting for an opportunity. What does one serve spicy mayonnaise with?

And that was this month’s package. Yes, I took my photos on the floor. So what?

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, here’s what I sent to Selina:

Foodie penpalsSwitzerland in an envelope, so to speak.

The matches for August came out today, so if you haven’t already I’m afraid you’re too late to sign up for this month, but you can sign up right now to take part in September. To read the rules and sign up go here. (This is the European version, for those of you in the US/Canada, the original Foodie Penpals on The Lean Green Bean is here.)


20 thoughts on “Foodie penpals July reveal

  1. This Foodie PenPal idea sounds really cool! I’m afraid I would fail at it, but I’m going to check out that link and the rules just to see. Thanks for sharing! And I take pictures of things on the floor, too. Nothing wrong with that!

  2. Oooo beef Hula Hoops! I’ll admit that I’m more of a beef Monster Munch fan but still I’d eat any Monster Munch!

    This looks like a fab exchange – will try and remember to sign up for September! Thanks for sharing the link by the way.

  3. Wow, I can’t say I’ve heard of any of those foods! What exactly are beef Hula Hoops? Are they like Funyuns or Zwiebelringe? I think the spicy mayo would taste great on a wrap or sandwich. I had a spicy turkey, bacon, avocado wrap that was DIVINE!

    1. Lol, they’re crisps (potato chips) that are ring shaped, but not like Zwiebelringe because they’re actually made of potato rather than corn (I think that’s what Zwiebelringe are).

  4. WHat a cool idea!!! I’d like to do something like this! Your favourite crisps are mine too!!! Love all the meatiest loud flavoured crisps!
    Re your comment, Newton-by-the-sea is pretty small! We only know it because my sister in law got married at Newton Hall (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing , very expensive hotel! So quirky, you can see it here:
    Newton Hotel post


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