This is my first year participating in the Running With Tongs Care package swap. I was paired up with the lovely Sam of Quantum Vegan and wow, I couldn't have asked for a better person to swap with!
The premise of the swap is to pick up some of your favorite vegan goodies and send them to the person you were paired up with. They do the same for you. Apparently this is the fourth year of this swap, I wish I had known about it earlier.
Sam and I have known one another via the blogospbere for a while- I am a reader of her blog often and we correspond on Twitter and Facebook, too. So, how neat that we were paired up to do this!
Sam sent me an awesome box of goodies filled with things I had never tried before. And she was thoughtful enough to include many things that are locally produced in the area she lives.
Contained within the package was:
Lundburg Rice Chips (they were delicious)
Lundburg Wild Rice Blend (funny we each sent that to the other!)
Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
emmy's Dark Cacao Raw Vegan Macaroons (TO DIE FOR)
Primal Seitan Jerky (both mesquite lime and Thai Peanut)
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
Dried Pineapple and Mango (one of my favorite snacks)
Rad's Tea Party Soap (it smells WONDERFUL)
As good as everything listed above is... my favorite part? The beautiful, hand written note she included explaining why she chose the things she did and providing information about the products. Just so thoughtful. Thank you so much Sam! I really enjoyed your thoughtful choices and am glad to know you!
I am looking forward to next year's swap. This was just too much fun!!!