Adventures in Food… October Foodie Penpal

This is my last foodie penpal for a while. I’ve taken a good look at my budget (and diet) and decided I need to cut back. I’m sad, but this was a an amazing parcel to end on from the lovely Tracey – a huge thanks for the goodies you sent to me 🙂

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Tracey is from the lovely town of Saffron Walden in Essex and sent me a colourful postcard detailing the hidden delight of the Bridge End Garden, which is a restored Victorian garden.

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First in my parcel were some yummy chocolate covered banana chips. I love these and I admit I ate them all in one go. I don’t buy them as they are one of my foods that I can’t stop eating once I’ve opened them, so they only survived the unwrapping of the parcel!

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Next up was some also yummy chocolate drop – more like puddles as they were huge!. I could definitely taste the salt and caramel, but not the vanilla. But they were extremely tasty and a small something i would look to find to give as a gift.

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This parcel fulfilled my sweet tooth’s dreams as also included were these fantastic chocolate meringues. They were crumbly and light and perfect on their own. I also tried them with some natural yogurt and that worked a treat. Another thing i will keep an eye out for.

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It’s like Tracey could read my mind and picked all my favourite flavours. This popcorn was amazing! Subtle flavours of bacon and maple that combined into a savoury/sweet treat. If I can find this near me I will be making this my movie snack of choice 🙂

20131029-134732.jpgTracey also included some homemade green tomato chuntey. I ahve tried this yet as am going to save it for christmas to ahve with cold meats as I think it would go perfectly. Also i got given green tomatoes in my veg box this week, so might try to make a mini version as have no idea what to do with them.

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Lastly I was given saffron biscuits, which I have never tried before. They were very interesting. Not too sweet, with a subtle (I assume the saffron) flavour coming through. These reminded me of some lavender biscuits I tried at Bath once. A different take on otherwise normal biscuits and I migth ahve to give this a go.

Like I said this was a fantastic parcel to end this year’s run of foodie penpals. I’m sure I’ll do another few months next year as it is a nice way of being introduced to new people and made new twitter/blog friends along the way. I very much recommend taking part for a few months at least 🙂

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