For the Love of Foodies

Today is reveal day for February’s Foodie Pen Pals!

The Lean Green Bean

I really like this whole shin-dig because I tend to eat/snack on the same things everyday, so getting new snacks to try is a plus in my book! Let’s me step out of my boring schedule, get out of my comfort zone, and spice things up a bit.

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My pen pal was Kristina from Minnesota! Thank you so much for everything! You definitely got me things right up my alley. I was so excited when I opened the box to reveal everything was from TRADER JOES!!! I’ve been planning a roadtrip with one of my friends for a long time, but we’ve never gotten a chance to go due to anti-social tendencies and knee issues.Β Boo. However, I love everything in this box and it just makes me even more excited for the road trip!

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In the box:

  • Pear Sauce – I like pears a lot and this was devoured as soon as a I opened the box. Delicious.
  • Roasted Plantain Chips – I am pretty obsessed with bananas so I love the crisp texture. And I really want to make these bars, so I was excited to see these in the box!
  • Nothing but Bananas… Flattened – I could probably makes this in my kitchen but the fact they sell stuff like this is just amazing!
  • Roasted Coconut Chips – Oh.my.God. I am on a coconut kick right now and these are definitely delicious. My mom and I have been grabbing handfuls of this stuff constantly. A little goes a long way. A long, delicious way.
  • Mojo Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar – This is one of my favorites! Love the sweet + salty!
  • Luna Nut Brownie
  • Dark Chocolate Nibs – (!!!) I have wanted to buy these for so long, but they are really expensive at Wegmans. I love the fact they are only one calorie a piece and they’re really good for a midday chocolate craving!
  • TJ’s Extra Dark Chocolate – In my world, the darker = the better!
  • Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds – I have never had a pomegranate seed because I’m intimidated/too lazy to get the seeds out of one. These are so good!

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In Kristina’s note, she explained everything in this box was things she ate after a workout/midday snacks ~100 calories. Since I’m a big snacker, I loved the thought she put into the box! Also, she explained she is a milk chocolate eater (boo :-P) so she had her best friend pick out the dark chocolate goodies. Well, thank you Kristina’s best friend because you definitely picked out delicious things. My family is a dark chocolate family all.the.way, so we love when things are bitter. I’m guilty of eating Lindt’s 99% chocolate bar.Β Sorry, not sorry.

OH! And how could I forget the best part of the box?!

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TJ’s Beef Jerky Strips for Elmo! I couldn’t tell if the smell was driving him nuts or not! πŸ˜‰

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These are my goodies for February and I will definitely be participating in March! If you haven’t signed up, please head on over and read about it! It’s definitely worth it!

Are you a white, milk, or dark chocolateΒ lover?
I’m a chocolate snob πŸ˜‰ so I only eat dark chocolate. Milk is way too sweet for me and “white chocolate” isn’t really chocolate!

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30 thoughts on “For the Love of Foodies

  1. Those coconut chips are TO DIE FOR!!!! I have used them on oats, in baking, everything. (admittedly I had to stop buying them.. an addiction was beginning πŸ™‚ ) .. Also, I’m with you on the chocolate! i currently have a 90% bar in my purse.. along with the Almond sea salt Endangered Species you sent me..YUM.. and a Trader Joe’s container of dark wedges. (Think I have a problem?? hahah) I usually do have a thing of nibs too, but they never last too long. SO GOOD!

  2. so many yummy things! She did a great job picking out your package. It’s hard to go wrong with Trader Joe’s. They have the best chocolate and snacks!

  3. I love the whole idea of having a foodie pen pal! How fun! Kristina definitely picked out some delicious looking treats. And that’s so cute she remembered Elmo too!

  4. I can’t wait until I’m not floating around between apartments and have a stable house so I can do foodie pen pals again. I’m a bit dark chocolate person myself so I can completely understand that. Though I’m not a snacker at all.

  5. I love both milk chocolate and dark chocolate, though I do find dark chocolate more exclusive and fancy! AND it lasts a lot longer as well:-)
    my current obsession is Lindt Dark chocolate with Sea Salt!!! so scrumptiliscous!

  6. Awwr! So sweet that Elmo got treats too! I love people who are considerate of animal friends like that. Anywho. I seriously need to think about participating in this one month because I tend to get stuck in food grooves and end up eating the same things purely out of habit. I hate wasting food, so having something kind of forced on me would be a godo way to try something new. Oh, and when it comes to chocolate? I don’t discriminate. I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of white, but milk and dark are both wonderful in my books.

    • I know! It melts my heart when people think of animals just as much as the owner πŸ™‚ And I know EXACTLY what you mean by not wanting to try something new because you’re afraid to waste it. Since I stick to the same stuff, I end up throwing half of the new things out so I just stopped buying it!

  7. Awe, that’s so sweet she included something for Elmo! Love that!
    I definitely love the idea of this, especially since I need to buck up and try some new things. Hopefully I can participate sometime one of these days, but I keep slacking on that idea. Ha.
    You got an awesome package:)

    • Sign up right now! lol. It’s definitely nice to get things you wouldn’t normally buy but get to try it because someone sent it to you. I always pick things up, put them back, and go for the regular items, so this was nice to switch things up!

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