Wow, today is already the last day of November, and that means it’s also Foodie Penpals reveal day!
This time I got my package from Vicki, a very nice lady from South West England. She sent me a huge bag of mostly local goodies. None of those things are available in Germany, so I was very curious and excited to try them.
Cox apple – Vicki wrote that the Somerset region is famous for its apple orchards. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those. It was delicious! Perfectly sweet and juicy, just how I like it. I literally inhaled it and only left the stem behind.
Nairn’s oatcakes – When I tried one of those, I actually expected a slightly sweet oatmeal cookie, so I was surprised that it tasted more like a cracker. Those oatcakes are supposed to be the base for sweet or savory toppings, but I also like them plain. They are a great crunchy snack between meals.
Green & Black’s chocolate – Oh my goodness! Organic dark chocolate, “infused with a twist of orange and delicate spices”. That one won my chocolate loving heart with the first bite. Amazing!
Twiglets – Vicki mentioned that those crunchy, savory twigs are made with Marmite, which I’ve never had before. The flavor is very distinctive and bold, but actually not that bad. I think I could get used to it. I’m quite sure they won’t survive the weekend.
Pukka after dinner tea – This organic tea is a blend of fennel, chicory, and cardamom. I’m usually not a fan of anything that contains fennel, aniseed, or licorice, so I was very surprised that I really liked the tea. And my stomach liked it, too.
Glastonbury cider – My husband loves cider, so I let him have this one. But I did have a few sips, too, and it was delicious. (Note: British cider is not very sweet and contains a little alcohol.)
Sesame snap – This was a gift from Vicki’s daughter! As I love anything with sesame seeds, I enjoyed this one, too.
Christmas pudding – I’ll save this one for later and enjoy it a bit closer to Christmas. I’m sure I’ll love it, as I’m a huge fan of dried fruits. Added cognac? Even better!
My other Foodie Penpal in November was Sarah from Newport, UK, who is also a blogger. Check out her reveal post on A Tomato Sardine.
Which of these things would you like to try?