It’s that time again, the last day of the month when I share what I received from my Foodie Pen Pal!
This month my foodie pen pal sent me a great variety of things to try.
Cheese crackers, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate pudding mix, tomato soup, couscous, two kinds of applesauce, soy nut butter, soy chocolate spread, and peaceful slumber tea!
The very first thing I tried was the appleberry applesauce and the second thing I tried was the appleapple applesauce. I just can’t resist applesauce! Both were delicious and will likely make their way onto my grocery list as a snack staple.
I tried the cheese crackers the next day at work and they were really great. I love cheese crackers and these tasted very “real” compared to some other brands. I can’t describe them any other way, but if you’ve tasted real food compared to overly processed foods of the same variety, you’ll get what I mean.
I also really loved the chocolate chip cookies of the same brand. I expected them to be like the mini chocolate chip cookies in the vending machine at work, but they were much more crumbly (in a good way). One of those kinds of crumbles where you know they’re really fresh.
I took the SoyNut butter as a work snack and really loved it. It was like having peanut butter, only not. Pretty delicious. I saved the chocolate spread to top one of my protein pancakes and, while it was good, it wasn’t my favorite.
The organic tomato soup in the package was first eaten as an accompaniment to a fig, pear, and goat cheese panini. I referred to it as my grown up grilled cheese and tomato soup and it was one of the most delightful at-work lunches I’ve had in a while. I also love that the soup came in a container with a twist off cap so the leftovers could be easily capped and refrigerated. It was just as good the second time around as the first. I look forward to seeing what other varieties I can find in this soup to add to my lunch time routine for the winter.
I made the chocolate pudding just two days ago along with my very first vegan pie crust to make a chocolate pudding pie. For some reason the photos of the pie itself didn’t save on my phone properly, but take my word for it that it turned out well and was delicious! I had never made chocolate pudding before because I kind of got sick off it when I was a kid, but I’m happy that I allowed myself to give this a try because it was great! I may be over my aversion to chocolate pudding, finally.
So far I have used two of the tea bags and they’re great. I love chamomile tea and am always looking for a new brand to try. I also really like that this tea is organic because I worry less about what I’m putting into my body in addition to the tea.
I admittedly haven’t yet tried the couscous my pen pal sent me because I have plans to use it in a specific recipe and just haven’t yet made the time. I’m very excited though and can’t wait to try it!
So that’s that! Now do you want to know how to join? The spending limit is $15 and it’s such a wonderful opportunity to try new foods. If you’re interested in participating for November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!
Thanks again to Lindsay for hosting Foodie Pen Pals for over a year now!