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♥ Foodie Pen Pals #1 ♥

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♥ Foodie Pen Pals #1 ♥
Swap Coordinator:sugaraddict (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Themed  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:16
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.96
Last day to signup/drop:June 5, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 15, 2013
Number of swap partners:1



noun \ˈfü-dē\

: a person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation

: a person that loves the hunt for a good morsel, the thrill of exploration, and perhaps most importantly the self-satisfaction of discovering a new love


  • Sign up deadline is the 5th of every month, and you will have until the 15th to put your box of goodies in the mail
  • The boxes are to be filled with (at least 4) fun foodie things, or local food items!
  • The box must also include a something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what's in the box, to a fun recipe...use your imagination!

* The minimum spend is US$15 or £10 or €10 (before shipping)
* For health & customs reason, please only send commercially sealed and non-expired food items
* You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are!
* Ziplock baggies are your best friend! Don't forget that seals on jars can pop in flight, & powders have a way of escaping their sachets.
* This swap is sender's choice, but it is your responsibility to check your partner's profiles for any other information you might need like allergies or diet restrictions


* Sorry no unrated newbies this time
* Everyone must have over a 4.96 rating to participate
* No recent 1s or 3s without explanation
* Only open to swappers with a minimum of 5 completed AND rated Type 3 swaps
* Please have a well filled profile, including diet restrictions &/or allergies :)
* I will be checking all profiles before assigning partners, and reserve the right to block anyone that doesn't meet the swap requirements and/or looks suspicious
* If you get delayed sending out the swap, it is your responsibility to communicate with your partner & me, and inform us ahead of time



Mizchef 05/22/2013 #

I would love to do this is it wasn't international! Sadly it costs too much to mail the stuffed packages I make :)

sugaraddict 05/22/2013 #

@Mizchef > I feel you man.. International shipping can add up to quite a bit.. But being from a non-US country, all my swap shipping pretty much cost quite a bit.. lol. i've learned to be clever in the way I pack the items to reduce cost ;) i'm sorry you won't be joining us for this swap, but hopefully we get to swap together soon (you seem like a lovely person) :D

snailmailer1 05/24/2013 #

@Mizchef - try shipping from UK, Australia or Canada. US shipping costs are much cheaper! :)

arikara 05/26/2013 #

Thanks for the invite! If anyone gets me as a partner, please make sure anything you send good wise is commercially packaged and not homemade, not because I have an issue with it, but it won't get passed our customs if it isn't commercially packaged :) Thanks!

kirstykai 05/27/2013 #

I would prefer no handmade please

KSENiA 05/27/2013 #

would prefer no handmade for the same reason as @arikara wrote and also because we are entering the hot summer perioud.

sugaraddict 05/27/2013 #

Exciting news ladies, this swap's looking to be epic.. So far, we've got swappers from US, UK, Canada, Norway, Israel, New Zealand & Singapore! Fingers crossed that we attract an awesome mix of swappers from even more countries..

Just a quick note.. Should anyone be assigned a partner from Australia, kindly be aware of their Quarantine Procedures and adhere to them :)

I thought it would be really interesting to see the awesome packages that everyone received for this swap, so I've also set up a flickr group for us to post pictures of the goodies we receive. If you have a flickr account, and are interested in sharing your pictures, do come over and check the group out. :D

For anyone that's interested in more food-related swaps, I've also just started a new Foodies Group here on swap-bot, so swing over and check that out too! Whether you're a cook, baker, gardener, forager, or foodie, come share your passion for food and develop new friendships! :)

SchrödingersCat 05/28/2013 #

Thank you for inviting me! That's exactly the type of swap I enjoy! Looking forward to it :-)

vilima 05/28/2013 #

Oh my. I must entry this swap, because it looks so nice! Thank you for the invitation. Shipping costs will be super high from here, but it is only money and we live only once! ;)

tastelikeapples 05/29/2013 #

Thank you for the invite! This swap looks like it's going to be amazing!

SarahCD 06/ 1/2013 #

Is the spending limit a minimum or a maximum?

sugaraddict 06/ 3/2013 #

@SarahCD the spending limit is recommended minimum :)

sugaraddict 06/ 4/2013 #

2 more days till this swap closes! WEE! And the list of people has grown to include swappers from UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, & Singapore! :D So everyone on the watchlist, remember to switch over & join the swap before the deadline yea :)

sugaraddict 06/ 6/2013 #

Thanks to everyone who signed up for this swap!! :D Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I'll be assigning the partners really really soon so hang in there-- I'm just doing 1 last run through everyone's profiles to make sure we all meet the swap requirements.. ;) Also if you have any queries about this swap, feel free to drop me a PM & we'll figure it out yea! I hope everyone's as excited as I am for this swap.. And happy swapping!! :)

snailmailer1 06/ 6/2013 #

Can't wait !! :)

arikara 06/ 7/2013 #

Mines all sent off! :) Hope @vilima likes her goodies! x

sisi 06/10/2013 #

I'm busy putting together my box of yummie goodies. :) I'm enjoying this swap already!

sugaraddict 06/12/2013 #

awesome! I just sent mine off :D I hope @NewBerlin likes her goodies :)

Mirnyj 06/15/2013 #

Urgh, cost me 32 euros to ship...

sugaraddict 06/16/2013 #

@Mirnyj yup mine was around the same price too :D but it's ok.. big swaps once in awhile are fun :)

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