Friday, February 27, 2015

February Foodie Pen Pal Package

Earlier this week freezing rain and sleet wreaked havoc on DFW and work was called off Monday and Tuesday...

What do you do when you've been iced in for two days and have nothing to do?

You stroll over to your apartment office to see if your foodie pen pal package made it, that's what!! 

My foodie pen pal this month was Shanoya from San Bernardino, California and she had me in a tizzy with all the AMAZING items she sent me!

Meiji Chocorooms

-Meiji Chocorooms- Tiny little cracker sticks with a chocolate mushroom cap, with two layers of chocolate--milk chocolate and dark chocolate. So yummy, very unique and complex flavor.

Slim Jim Bacon Jerky

-Slim Jim Bacon Jerky- Who knew that bacon jerky existed?! Not I! But Slim Jim has a line of bacon jerky that is delicious! And there are only 7 ingredients! The first bite was chewy, smoky, and tasted a little like coffee, but I think that's from the smokiness of the bacon, lol! I actually foresee using this in a future recipe for Bacon-Chocolate ice cream...

-Amella Caramels, Agave Gray Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate- these are the sexiest chocolates I have EVER tasted. I'm almost blushing thinking about it. Rich, smooth chocolate, and buttery, gooey caramel accented with gray sea salt. I am definitely going to get my hands on more of these caramels...

- Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates- these nutty, chocolaty bites are bitty homages to the hazelnut!!!

- Fruity Mango Chutney with Black Pepper Dippers- Shanoya got these from a snack box she gets monthly, and graciously included them in my foodie package! The dippers are crispy little cracker sticks, and you dip them in a mango chutney. I liked the crispy dippers, but the mango chutney might take some getting used to! It was very gelatinous and sweet. I love that the snack channeled warm, spicy Indian flavors for me. I am so glad I tried it!

Daelman Caramel Wafers
- Daelmans Caramel Wafers- this is a snack from Holland, and based on the picture of a steaming cup of java on the back wrapper, would be good with coffee! We ate these straight from the package. They are chewy, with a light caramel flavor.

Pan-fried chicken with Hibachi Seasoning
- Simply Asia Sweet and Smoky Hibachi seasoning- this smells so pungent, sweet, and spicy. It imparts a smoky flavor to your dish, almost like your dish has been grilled or roasted which is lovely. I sprinkled the seasoning on chicken breasts and pan-fried them in a little sesame oil and olive oil, and they turned out so tasty!

- Barney Butter Almond Butter- this is a cute little single serving pack of butter. I spread this on a warmed flour tortilla and drizzled with orange blossom honey-yummy snack!

- Sweet Heart Raw Chia Seeds- Love chia seeds, they are so good for your health and thrilled to see these in my package! I will probably sprinkle these on a salad or blend into a smoothie.

Now wasn't this an awesome package?! Shanoya, thank you so much for making my day!!!



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