Foodie Penpals October

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?

*not the actual product
Macaroons!!! Piña colada macaoons, to be exact. OMG. I opened the container and was overwhelmed by the scent of coconut-rum amazingness. According to the label they're "all natural, no sugar added" and the company is New York based so I'm guessing it's a local treat (?). To prevent myself from eating the entire batch of these myself, I took them to a party - having dipped them in dark chocolate. Sooo tasty.

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.



  1. I tried Larabars for the first time at a race expo..loved them!

    1. Hi Sarah. Thanks for stopping by. :) I've had Larabars before but never this flavor. So yum.