The Tale of Two Packages

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine wasn’t half bad, but I will save that for tomorrow becuase I want to share my new goodies from the Foodie Pen Pal Swap!
The Lean Green Bean
I was paired with Katie from Creature of Habit and Rohit, a non-blogger. Katie really outdid herself with all the goodies she sent me.
When she e-mailed me to ask about what I’d like to get in my package, I told her I’m up for everything and anything. My package theme was Fresh & Easy, for the store that Katie bought all my goodies from. The package consisted of Vegetable crisps, Trail mix, Triple chocolate chip cookies and two grain and fruit bars.
I wasn’t the only one that couldn’t wait to try our new snacks. The little sneak couldn’t wait until I finished taking pictures!
Thank you so much Katie for the great stuff! Those cookies were a huge hit with Munchkin. I had to make sure they weren’t within his reach in the kitchen because they would’ve been all he ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Rohit, the pen pal who received my package tweeted me some pictures from his unboxing, so I thought I’d share those as well. When I e-mailed him to ask about what he wanted in his package, he told me he’s a fan of spicy foods, so spicy he got!
I also wanted to send him some things that might not be available in Texas, where he lives, so I found some local New York things. Rohit got Hot Brooklyn Salsa, Wasabi flavored seaweed snacks, Wasabi Peas, Old Brooklyn Brighton Beach Black Cherry Soda and a packet of PB&Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter.I have to brag just a bit, but Rohit tweeted that he thought Texas salsa was the best, but the Brooklyn Salsa blew it out of the water!! So much for those commercials that make fun of Salsa made in NYC!


I have already signed up to participate in next month’s swap, so stay tuned for more Foodie Pen Pal goodness! If you’d like to participate, please send an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.comand  include the following information:

-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address (if you’ve got one)
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-If your from the US or Canada

She will need to hear from you by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on Cinco de Mayo!

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  1. What an awesome swap! True story, I went to college with one of the guys that started the Brooklyn Salsa Company. I have yet to try the salsa.


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