April 2, 2014
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Incase you haven’t read my previous posts, Foodie Penpals is a great scheme set up for food lovers and bloggers all over Europe to exchange food parcels. You are paired with two people (one to send to and one to receive from) and you each have £10 to spend. It’s a great way of trying new things and learning about other food blogs.
This month I was paired with two ladies based in Glasgow. I sent my parcel to Cat and was sent a giant box of goodies from Michelle. It must have cost her a fortune to post!
Aside from being ginormous, it was a very thoughtful box. Michelle asked me lots of questions about what I like and sent me a range of products based on my preferences and local products from Glasgow and Scotland.
There was an Asian theme running through the box with rice paper rolls, spring roll sauce and vermicelli noodles. The basis for making Vietnamese spring rolls which I love! Michelle also included some of her own dipping sauces recipes. This was because I said I liked Asian flavours.
I also mentioned that I liked floral flavours so Michelle sent me some lovely rose sugar. I will definitely make use of it, especially as she sent me a short bread recipe too.
In terms of local products, I had haggis crisps, some fudge, Iron Bru and some caramel wafers that are made just down the road from my foodie penpal’s house.
To wash it all down with I was sent some Hibiscus tea (because I said I liked tea) and an intriguing drink called Fruitboo. I haven’t tried it yet but you basically just add water. Looks interesting.
Thanks to Michelle for my fantastic box.
If you would like to know more about Foodie Penpals in the UK and Europe, have a look here.
If you would like to know more about Foodie Penpals in the US and Canada, have a look at The Lean Green Bean