You may have noticed that I didn’t do a January reveal (but probably not). The reason for that was my penpal never actually sent me a package! It was okay though – I still had fun putting mine together. And I got an amazing one in February to make up for it! I’m a bit late with this reveal since I was waiting for the package I sent to arrive and then things got busy…
I was paired up with Gale, who is an American living in the UK. I basically told her to surprise me – and she didn’t disappoint. First of all, my item arrived in an absolutely gorgeous box that has now become home to some of my crafting supplies!
I then opened the lid to find that each item had been individually wrapped in its own piece of tissue paper.
Opening the little packages was so exciting – like Christmas or my birthday!
Here’s what I found inside all the tissue paper:
I also took individual photos of the foods (on the table for a change – such a nice package seemed too good for my usual floor photos 😉 )
Snacks in the form of cashew nuts and flavoured corn nuts. I had never heard of corn nuts before, but now I neeeeeed to get my hands on more! They were delicious. I ate them all by myself! Jan didn’t even get a look in.
Stuff to make chicken taste good. We love both garlic and spicy stuff in this household!
Cous cous and coffee (pictured together because alliteration!). I absolutely love Ainsley’s couscous, and the coffee sounds so interesting.
Various hot chocolates, including a Galaxy one!! Amazing! I love Galaxy!
And, finally, Gale included a non-food gift, so I have something that I can keep permanently. So thoughtful! Here it is:
A tea towel decorated with chillis! Love it!
And now, before I publish this overly exclamation marked post, here’s what I sent to my foodie pen pal. She told me she wasn’t keen on chocolate but other than that had no special requirements, which resulted in this:
Basler Mehlsuppe (flour soup) because it’s traditional for Fasnacht, which it was at the time. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes. A small bar of chocolate. Garlic sausage from Gruyeres, because she told me she loved garlic. Blevita crackers with Gruyere cheese. Jelly bunnies from the Easter selection and a Spitzbube (jammy biscuit). Fairly representative of Switzerland, I think.
I’m not doing foodie pen pals in March because of New Zealand, but I can’t wait to take part again in April.
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