Oh yeah, I’m still doing that Foodie Penpals thing. I just couldn’t find the time to write about my recent boxes. Ehem.
Enough excuses, let’s begin!
My Foodie Penpals box for March was a little late. Not a big surprise, though, as it came all the way from Turkey! The non-Europeans among you may not know that Turkey is not (yet) part of the EU, so customs regulations are very strict! According to my penpal Vildan, he even had to send a second box because the first one got lost! But eventually, the box arrived save and sound at my place!
Inside the box I found:
- a bag of Turkish coffee (my husband and I love it!)
- a sachet of hot chocolate mix (haven’t tried that one yet)
- chocolate filled wafers (gone in a flash)
- a huge box of Turkish Delight, a famous confection based on a gel of starch and sugar
- a beautiful card from Vildan’s home town Amasya
My husband immediately claimed the Turkish Delight for himself. He loves that stuff. But he did let me try a few. Those sugary cubes are definitely something different. They were flavored with rosewater and pistachios and quite delicious, but extremely sweet and very chewy. It took me at least one minute to eat one small cube.
My next parcel came from England again, sent to me by the very kind Emma. It was filled to the brim with so many amazing things:
- several different nakd bars (raw, vegan, and amazing)
- a flapjack/granola bar (buttery and sweet)
- a bag of sweet and salty popcorn (for the undecided, I guess)
- a tube of umami paste (bold flavor, great with pasta)
- a box of tea cakes (husband and I inhaled those)
- a handful of green candy (tangy and sweet)
- a giant pack of English tea (80 bags!)
- a lovely card of Big Ben (food for my travel bug *sigh*)
The nakd bars vanished first. Oh my goodness, they are so flipping good! I liked the berry flavor the most, and the ginger bread one was mighty spicy. The tea cakes were amazing, too. Chocolate covered marshmallows with a cookie bottom. I have no words.
I’ve received so much tea in my last few boxes that I’ll have enough for the rest of the year. At least. Thankfully, my husband also likes tea, so I can share with him.
Thanks again, Vildan and Emma, for your lovely parcels!