So this month was the second time I participated in Foodie Penpals. Basically you get paired with someone from anywhere in the US and send them a package based on their food taste. It is sooo exciting coming home to a package someone has put together after asking you several questions via email.
This month I got paired with Bonnie Hoots from Garden Grove, California. After getting a general idea of what I like, Bonnie sent me a box full of great goodies. Since Bonnie has her own business called “Owl have a Cupcake,” she even sent me her business card 🙂
One of my favorite things Bonnie sent me was the raspberries in dark chocolate bar from Chocolove. I like this brand of chocolate and I normally go for the dark chocolate, almonds and sea salt bar so this was a pleasant surprise. I tend not to try anything with raspberries so I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it.
Another item, Bonnie sent me which I never tried before were Coconut Chips. These delicious crunchy coconut chips were from Trader Joe’s. They have the right amount of crunch and make a great snack, which led me to devour the two servings in one sitting.
Although I love dark chocolate, I was not a fan of the Green & Black’s Organic Maya Gold chocolate bar. It had accents of orange and spices and I am not a fan of the orange and chocolate combination.
Since Bonnie is a baker and knows that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast, she sent me a homemade Cranberry Nut Granola. I do not really like sesame seeds so this was not one of my faves, however, my mother LOVED it!
Bonnie also sent me some natural sea salt, which came in handy in the kitchen. I normally do not use ANY salt when I am cooking, but I’ve been adding a pinch here and there when I’m baking and it has definitely enhanced the flavor of some ingredients.
Last but not least, Bonnie sent me some tea. This was a great surprise considering I have been OBSESSED with tea lately. She sent me two unique flavors: dark chocolate and sugar harmony. Obviously, dark chocolate was my fave of the two.