It is time for the August Foodie Penpal Reveal.
After the success of being involved in last months foodie pen pal exchange, I was excited to get involved again and see what treats that would be sent my way.
Avril contacted me pretty much immediately and we exchanged several emails, which meant that I felt like I got to know her a little – rather than just being sent a parcel.
When the parcel arrived, this is what greeted me when I opened it up.
Once I opened everything up, I could see all the lovely stuff that I have been sent!
I had tried the Alpro yoghurts before when I was vegan for a few weeks, so I was pleased to see them – as I liked them. Sushi is also a favourite in our house, so the nori was much appreciated. We made some quinoa sushi with them.
Avril said that she had seen from my blog that I like tea (I definitely do), so she sent me some of her favourite tea, Pukka tea. I really loved the ginger tea and the camomile and vanilla.
The emmental and pumpkin seed crackers are REALLY good and they came in very handy the next day when I had not been shopping yet and had no food in.
The real treats in the parcel though were the home made items. Avril included some jam which she had made. It had been made with xylitol as the sweetener and there was instructions not to eat it for a month. It has been torture.
Then there was a pot of mixed green super foods powder which contrains wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella and barley grass. I have been putting some in my green smoothies and it is great.
The last pot I looked at was a pot of seeds, which were broccoli and alfalfa sprouting seeds. Avril also emailed me instructions of what to do with them and I can’t wait to get started.
What I really loved about Avril’s parcel was the little postcards she included as well, that explained a little bit about where she lived. It was like having an actual pen pal. I shall be doing this with the next parcel I send too.
Chilli also really enjoyed the ribbon that came with it.
I sent my parcel to a lady names Lynn. She doesn’t have a blog, but this is what she wrote about the parcel I sent here: