My inspiration for signing up for the swap came from reading various bloggers’ accounts of swaps they’ve participated in. All of the bloggers’ posts that I read were positive, and it seemed like such a cool way to “meet” new bloggers and share local food with like-minded individuals.
My first ever food swap partner was Lizz, a vegan food blogger (remember her awesome soup recipes?). Lizz and I seem to have a lot of similar interests when it comes to food, so I was really eager to see what Austin area-made foods she put together for me. When I received the package, I was anything but disappointed.
In the box:
-Kerbey Lane Café Gingerbread Pancake Mix (I cannot wait to make these on a chilly Sunday morning!)
-Nile Valley Hibiscus Mint Tea (I’ve recently become a tea fan, so I’m eager to try this interesting-sounding combination of flavors)
-Sanderson Specialty Foods Texas-Texas Fresh Roma Roasted Salsa (Z and I go through salsa like it’s water, and this smoky blend is right up our alley)
-Thunderbird Energetica energy bars
-Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery Cinnamon-Cardamom Roll
-Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate bar, the only non-local item in the box (I’ve already plowed through this baby, and it was delicious)
Some of the local items I sent Lizz included some Taza Chocolate, New England Cranberry Cranberry Apple Chutney, and Drew’s Greek Olive Salad Dressing and Marinade. You can read the full recap of what I sent Lizz here.
The Austin to Boston food swap provided a really fun way to sample local Austin food, meet a new blogger, and share some of our local eats. I would definitely participate in a food swap again!
Have you ever participated in a food swap before?