Step aside bills, flyers and stultifying town meeting notices – time to make room for a box full of treats that I received this month courtesy of Foodie Penpals.
This was my first time participating in the foodie penpal pairing, and I was lucky to receive a box from blog reader Jessica, a mom newly settled in Kansas City after a decade living in Nebraska. In the box she sent me was a hand-written recipe for brownie mallow bars that she says were favorites to take skiing (she grew up on Colorado), and a bunch of tasty treats:
- Dried mango & pineapple – The mango are a favorite of my 5-year-old, while I’m claiming the pineapple.
- Chewy juicy Black Forest fruit snacks.
- Old Dominion chocolate-dipped peanuts – These need to leave my house pretty soon, because they’re verrrrry tempting.
- Joseph’s sugar-free chocolate chip cookies – Made with maltitol, which I can’t remember a darn thing about from nutritional biochemistry.
- Good Health Glories sweet potato chips
- HK Anderson peanut butter-filled pretzels – Any pretzel is made better by peanut butter.
I sent a box to a different Jessica, who told me she’s training for her first marathon. I sent some runner foodie supplies, including Honey Stinger gels, homemade chia-seed gels, and a new copy of Tim Woodbury’s Sole Food, the chia-seed cookbook I reviewed a while back.
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