Hey everyone! I’m Roxanne and I was lucky enough to be Emily’s recipient for this month’s foodie penpal!
A little about me:
- I currently live in New Haven, CT land of really good pizza, Yale University and the birthplace of the hamburger
- I am training to be an oncologist- just 2 more years to go!
- I am the owner of a 20lb orange cat (or miniature tiger) named Benny who is a living, breathing advertisement to adopt a shelter pet.
- This was my first time taking part in foodie pen pal and I was lucky enough to be matched up with Emily!
So let’s cut to the chase on the amazing package I received in the mail and proceeded to devour almost immediately!
oh yeah! that’s a collection of delights!
In no particular order:
Luna Bar(s) there is only 1 pictured, or to be more accurate, 1/2 of one because i already ate the other one (white chocolate macadamia) and was half-way through scarfing this one down when i was like- oh crap! i need to take a picture of you! (forgive me folks i am not a food blogger and frequently eat before i photograph 😉
anyway, in case you didn’t figure out by my inhalation of them, the luna bars were yum! i’m so glad they came in my package, because to be honest with you, after luna discontinued my favorite flavor, chai tea, i felt my love for them wane. But white chocolate macadamia and caramel nut brownie have definitely brought it back!
popchips- sour cream and onion
OMG THESE ARE SO GOOD! i love them! there are like 2 chips in the bottom of the bag. i especially love them dipped into greek yogurt. mmmm.
annie’s snickerdoodle bunnies
Both adorable and delicious- great with chai!
kiwi-pineapple fruit leather
#1 look at the color of these fruit leathers:
a lovely shade of green
And the smell! The tangy smell of kiwi and pineapple- it does that little pricking thing to my salivary glands (you know that feeling, when you eat something sour) as a lover of sour things, these were right up my alley. And the best thing is it tastes like real fruit, not overly sweetened fake fruit. Thumbs way up!
Cherry-Pomegranate drink mix
I have definitely been drinking a lot of water as it is still pretty warm up here and i don’t have central air. This helped switch up the plain water to something sweeter, fruitier and pinker.
Cajun Snack Mix
salty with just a kick of spice… and it has those sesame sticks in it- you know what i’m talking about! those things are the bomb!
Chia Seeds/Water Bottle
cutest water bottle ever… ignore my craziness.
Seriously- this water bottle is adorable, i actually said “awww” when i saw it. I think it’s the roundness. Inside the water bottle, although it’s hard to tell are chia seeds in water. I AM SO GLAD EMILY SENT ME THESE! That statement totally deserved all caps and here’s why: I always saw these in the store and heard about them, but i was always too intimidated to buy them (they come in pretty big packages… what if i didn’t like them?)
Well, fair to say I like chia seeds- I’ve been putting them in all my drinks- iced tea, agua fresca, water, smoothies… they are so good and i actually really enjoy the gel texture. So glad that Emily sent me these- now I know I’m ready to buy the big bag at the store!
So to wrap up- I’m so glad that I took part in foodie pen pal this month and got matched up with Emily- it was so great to try some new things, as well as some favorites and stuff I hadn’t eaten in a while. Hope you guys enjoyed my (first!) blog post!
And because I’m a (bit of a) crazy cat lady- here’s some furriness to brighten your days!