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Another month has come to an end and that means another round of The Lean Green Bean’s Foodie Pen Pals! This was my third time participating and after having received fun Southern foods in July and sunflower themed treats in August, I was excited to see what this month would bring.

My pen pal for the month, Chantal, sent me a box with a bunch of her favorite things for me to try.

PicMonkey Collage- box

Immediately my eye went to the chocolate. You can never go wrong with that.

PicMonkey Collage- chocolate

Next were two things that I already love: Kind Bars and Justin’s nut butters.

PicMonkey Collage- almond butter

But also included were some new-to-me products:

PicMonkey Collage- honey


PicMonkey Collage- granola

Chocolate chip graham crackers??? I cannot wait to try these! Although I think I’ll save them to bring on the plane this weekend.

Z and I have already dug in to both of the granolas: pumpkin spice and mango passion fruit. They make for a delicious addition to greek yogurt or topping for an apple and peanut butter.


So many fun things! I enjoyed the fact that there were a mixture of treats I  know I like and then things for me to try. It certainly makes for a fun experience that way!

You can join in on the fun too, here’s how:

-On the 5th of every month, you receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.

-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!

-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!

-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)

Sign up and have fun!