I can’t believe another round of Foodie Penpals has been and gone already! The next one is the final one for 2015, as Carol Anne is understandably taking a break for December (I’m sure people will have plenty of treats to enjoy then anyway!).
My package actually arrived not long after I got back from my holiday, but in keeping with the rules I waited until closer to the end of the month to write my reveal post. This time I got to send my package to Germany, which was a bit more of a challenge as I wanted to try and find products that aren’t in every single supermarket there (a lot of brands are the same). In return, I got a lovely package from England. Abbie told me it was her first time taking part, but if she hadn’t mentioned that I would never have known. The package she put together was amazing! I had mentioned that we like spicy food, such as Thai, and asked her to put in some healthy snacks (I’m desperately trying to get those pounds that have crept back on since we moved to Switzerland!).
Here’s my box of treats waiting to be unpacked:
As you can see, I did take out the postcard so you could see the food.
Now for a closer look:
Two more Graze tubs. The one Charlotte sent me last month was delicious, so I was pleased to see these ones in my latest package. These ones have both been devoured already, and they were both very tasty indeed.
Energy-giving treats. These were both delicious, but I especially liked the coconut and macadamia energy ball. I ate these for my mid-morning snack on two days so Jan didn’t even get a look in 😉
Some sweet treats. All were tasty, but the macaroon was my favourite. It’s a good job she only included one because I’m not sure I could have stopped myself eating two in a row (and then feeling sick!).
Thai (sweet) chilli snacks. The crackers have been demolished, and most delicious they were too. The chickpeas are waiting for the next time we sit down to watch a film – they look intriguing so I thought I’d be nice and actually share with Jan 😉
Finally, a drink. This is actually still sitting in my fridge untried but I will definitely be drinking it soon. It sounds absolutely delicious (and very healthy). Many thanks Abbie Lee for an amazing box!
Once again, I was sending to a non-blogger so I’ll show you myself what I bought her:
Zürcher Geschnetzeltes sauce – you can probably get that in Germany, but oh well, it’s Swiss at least. Branche chocolate bars (these are delicious!). Basler Läckerli – a kind of gingerbread. A hazelnut biscuit called “bird’s nest”. Swiss herb salt (it’s literally salt mixed with various herbs) and a barley soup from Graubünden (anything with “Bündner” in the name comes from the canton of Graubünden/Grisons).
If you want to take part in Foodie Penpals, you can read the rules and sign up 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.). Matches go out on the 5th of each month, so if you want to take part in November go and sign up right now! The deadline for sending packages is the 20th of the month. It’s a lot of fun and if you do decide to sign up I promise you won’t regret it!
19 thoughts on “Foodie Penpals October 2015 reveal”
Wow – looks like you got a great parcel, too! I love those rice crackers. They are a staple in our house.
It was fabulous! I had never had the rice crackers before – I don’t tend to shop at Holland and Barrett when I’m in England 🙂
Mrs Cribmble’s!!!!!! Love those Macaroons 🙂
I’ve never heard of Mrs Crimble’s before!
You poor deprived child…
OMG everything looks amazing! I’m excited to get my parcel too – I’m a first timer and think I will be doing this forever! 🙂
YAY, I hope you get yours soon!
I should not have read this post at this point in the afternoon when I was already starting to feel the need for an afternoon snack…there’ll be no helping me now!
This is such a nice idea. I love those Mrs Crimble’s macaroons – since I had to stop eating gluten they are my cake saviours!
I’d never even heard of Mrs Crimble’s before. The macaroon was delicious!
Mmmm, some tasty looking things there! The giant chocolate macaroon looks particularly yummy. 🙂
It was very yummy!
Hi!!! Greetings from Northumberland!!! You did very well with your goodies penpal this month-tasty bits-yummy Holland and Barratts!!! I like those Thai crackers!!!Xx
Hii! I really did do well. Can’t wait for this month’s.
This sounds so fun! I’ve never heard of a foodie exchange like this – what’s better than receiving mail than getting a thoughtfully selected food package?!
It is a lot of fun. It’s so exciting receiving different things each month and I enjoy putting together my partner’s package as well.
Hello! You left me a lovely comment on one of my blog posts back in August, that I never returned, so I feel awful about that – But here I am, now! And I must say, this post has made me very hungry! European snacks sound more appetizing than American ones.. I’m especially intrigued by that hazelnut “bird’s nest”.. yummmm 😉
(sorry again for the delay!)
I’ve tried a bird’s nest and they’re really good!