Last month I joined Foodie Penpals which is run by Carol Anne Grady over at http://www.thisisrocksalt.com/foodie-penpals/ . It’s always nice to receive a parcel in the post, even nicer if it has some edible treats. The scheme matches people to receive a food parcel. You figure out what the person might like be emailing them and getting to know their likes, dislikes and any dietary restrictions. There’s a financial limit of £10 or €10.
My parcel arrived last Thursday and it could’nt have been better timed. We were both working at home decorating our newly renovated sitting room, the cupboard was running a little low on treats and neither of us wanted to go to the shops. The parcel which was sent by Cerys from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire was a delight. .
A mix of sweet and savoury treats to enjoy. I was so impressed Kerys had included my favourite sweet from my childhood, Black Jacks, love ’em. Aniseed flavoured, chewy, black, toffee like sweets. They did’nt last long, set to them straight away.
For our work break we had the chocolate drinks along with the Strawberry/Vanilla choc chunk biscuits. Divine! Even more so beause our cookie jar was empty.
A large chocolate bar with hazelnuts also disappeared that night as we watched a bit of TV after a hard days work. Lots of whole nuts in there which we both love.
Also in the package were some pretzels, cupcake cases, some lovely sugar decorations and flower wafers. Also some Aromat seasoning which is said to make steamed vegetables taste divine. The cupcake cases and decorations I will use next month to make treats for my neices birthdays which are on the 12th and 17th.
Hopefully the recipient of my parcel was as pleased as I was. Looking forward to next month’s already. If you would like to join check out the website mentioned above if you live in Europe. For people in US and Canada the address is http://www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals/ .
You can check out Kerys’s blog at www.littleboblab.blogspot.ie/ .