Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals - October 2012


When I visited De Bakparade, one of my favorite Dutch baking blogs, I came across the concept of Foodie Pen Pals. People are matched and send a package full of foodie stuff to another person and also get one back from a different person. I always love to try new things and that is why I signed up! This is my first package I received.


My package came from the UK and was sent to me by penpal Andrea. I was allowed to give your preferences and I love to try candy the most so I got a lot of that! It is a really great package!


These are Fruit Rocks and Coconut Ice. Both traditional candy. I haven't tried them yet but I am very curious. I love coconut, so I am sure I will like those. I also got some goodies from Scotland like these Shortbread Fingers. I never had those, but ever since I watched the British Bake Off, I wanted to try some and now I finally can :)


Another Scottish treat I got is a bag of tablet. I heard of this before, but never had them. And there is also vanilla fudge. My boyfriend really loves fudge type of things, so I have no choice but to share them ;) There is also English tea in a cute telephone booth tin (which I love!) and a tiny jar of orange marmelade to have English breakfast. And a lovely card with cupcakes!


Last but not least are Cadbury Fingers. I love Cadbury chocolate and whenever my friends visit the UK or UK friends visit the Netherlands, I ask for Cadbury buttons. I never had these fingers before, but I am sure I will like them!

Andrea, thank you so much for all the lovely goodies. I had a great first experience with foodie pen pals and I will join in November once more :)

Edit: I have tasted some of it already now and my favorite so far are the shortbread fingers! They are so good, that I just have to make an attempt to bake my own! The Cadbury fingers we also great! And indeed, one does lead to another ;) The tablet is incredibly sweet. The rest I haven't tried yet.

I got to send my package to Sarah. Please look at her blog what she thought of my package :)
In the left sidebar there is the foodie pen pal button which will take you to the site, if you are interested to know more. I am part of the European group, but there is a USA group as well.


7 comments:

  1. Everything looks delish! I'd love to try one of those Cadbury Fingers o___O Yay for foodie penpals!

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    1. The cadbury fingers were really good! I am so glad I joined. I think it is great!

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  2. WOW, you joined the Foodie Pen Pals?! I've been wanting to for a while now but I still can't decide as packaged mail is so expensive. :( I've got till November 3rd to decide... ;)

    You got some awesome goodies - and it's great that you now know you must try to bake your own shortbread!

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    1. I am glad that you deceided to join after out twitter conversation. I hope you will have as much fun as I did :)

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  3. AH! Wilkons & Sons Tiptree products!!!!! They are only located in England and I haven't been able to find any of their products here. So sad. =(

    Savor that marmalade!

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    1. We don't have them over here either. So I am very happy that I got the chance to try them :)

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