Foodie Penpal No-Show

My August foodie penpal box never showed up. 😦 I’m not sure why, since I haven’t received an email response querying the status.
I got matched with Ilka from Puerto Rico and although PR is a US territory and it costs the same to mail to PR as to any other part of the USA, I wonder if that’s the reason.
When Lindsay matched us, we exchanged a couple of emails where we gave contact info and talked about what we liked but since then, I haven’t heard anything. I know this sort of thing happens sometimes so I am still hoping that I’ll hear from her soon and that maybe tomorrow I’ll get a a box in the mail.
But in the meantime I’ll tell you about what I sent her.
She said she loved foreign foods and spicy foods. I’m Jamaican so immediately I thought that Jamaican jerk chicken would fit both categories but I couldn’t send the ingredients as I couldn’t send the liquid jerk sauce through the post and I couldn’t find the dry rub.
This is what I eventually sent her:

Tamarind balls from Jamaica
Dried apricots from England
Szechuan sauce from China
Dry seasoning from Jamaica
Pomegranate chocolate from the USA

I hope to hear from my foodie penpal soon and when I get my box from her, I’ll post another reveal.

And of course, I will sign up again. I love penpals and one mishap is not enough to deter me.
If you’d like to participate in foodie penpals, visit the Lean Green Bean to sign up.
Or if you’d like to participate in Running Mates, which is the fitness themed penpal exchange I host, just comment below.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds like fun! Sorry your penpal no-showed :/


    1. runwright says:

      Yeah. It’s a little disappointing but I’ve gotten great boxes from other penpals in the past. Maybe eventually I’ll get this one, or not. But I was so glad I had a running mate penpal so at least I did get another gift. Would you like to sign up for Running Mates?


      1. Maybe I’ll sign up for Running Mates next month. I just signed up for the foodie one!


  2. I’m sorry about your foodie penpal. I hope they get back to you!
    I just want to say I love your blog and have nominated you for the liebster award, more info here
    Would love to know a bit more about you, so give it a go if you want x


    1. runwright says:

      Thanks for the good thoughts and nomination. I’ll check it out.


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