Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Foodie Penpals

Having sent a parcel to Germany last month, this month I received one from Germany. There's definitely an extra added excitement when you know your parcel is coming from abroad. I've had some great parcels from England too, but you know you'll have something new to try when it is from another country.

This month, I sent my parcel to a lady in Derbyshire called Denise. I sent her a selection of Japanese bits and pieces, which I hope she enjoys!
My parcel was from a lovely lady called Friederike. She sent me such a massive parcel of goodies that I don't even know where to start. As I opened it, it just kept going and going! Just look at this selection!

I think this needs a couple of photos to show what everything is! 

So first up, clockwise from top left, we have - 
Rye Bread - Friederike said she had always struggled to think up something traditionally German that she could send, until she thought of bread this month. I love British bread but am very happy to give this a try! 
Pumpernickle Bread - I have always wanted to try this. I have no idea what it actually is, but the name is just fantastic! 
Chickpea Flour - Frederike said this is her favourite thing in the parcel. Apparently it makes amazing muffins and pancakes. Life has been a bit too crazy lately to give this a go yet, but I definitely will soon!
Museli - I have to sleep in at work tonight, so this is in my bag ready for breakfast in the morning. I'm going to need a pick me up! 
Himalayan Salt - I recently said that we should get some decent salt, and voila! here it is. 

Second half (left to right) - 
Strawberry and Rhubarb truffles - These smell and taste so deliciously strawberry-y! From what I can make out of the German on the packaging, they're gluten free, vegan, nut free and soya free. 
Chocolate and brazil nut biscotti - I'm can't eat chocolate for two weeks, so haven't been able to dig into these yet, but I can't wait until I can. They look scrummy!
Yoghurt Gummies - My boyfriend and I dived into these straight away. They aren't as sweet as usual gummy sweets, and have that vaguely sour taste that yoghurt has. My boyfriend loved them, despite usually being a sweet hater. They are really morish! 
Vivani Mango and Coconut Chocolate - Again, not able to eat this because of my chocolate ban, but what an amazing sounding combo! I'm sure it'll be gone within minutes of opening the packet.
Grok cheese biscuits - These are SO cheesey. YUM! I could have eaten the whole packet in one go, but have been restraining myself! 

Are you interested in joining foodie penpals? Why wouldn't you be? The fun of making up and sending a parcel, AND receiving a box of goodies every month. It's brilliant. Click on over to see Carol Anne to find out more! 

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