Foodie Penpals is coordinated by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. Participants send off a box of food stuffs to their assigned partner and in return they receive a box of goodies. How fabulous is that? (You can read more about it - and sign up! - HERE.)
My September partner was Ruthie from New York City who blogs at The Tasty Truth. She's a food reviewer/journalist and a health food advocate, and all of that was evident in the treats she sent me. According to the note she included in the package, all the things she chose were things she'd splurge on for herself. Um, Ruthie, do you need a roommate? *smile*
Just look at all the delightful healthful yumminess she mailed me:
Gluten free chocolate almond Bobo's Oat Bar. The taste and texture of this was very similar to the cookies my grandmother used to make. That made my heart so very happy.
Coconut Maple Vanilla Superfood. It's called an "oat-based cereal" and you just add water (hot or cold) to the cup for a breakfast-to-go. It's gluten free, organic, and has no refined sugar or additives or preservatives. I can't wait to try it!
Orange-Ginger Almonds. Non-GMO, no refined sugar, and so delish. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors! I'm totally thinking about tossing some in the food processor to make almond butter. How amazing does that sound?
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And, finally, an apple pie flavored Larabar! Such a simple list of ingredients: dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon. Larabars are so nice. And what a perfect fall flavor.
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH RUTHIE! SO MUCH YUMNESS.....YOU'RE SIMPLY THE BEST!