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Foodie Penpals May: Danish Delights

May 31, 2014

Gosh, that’s gone quickly. It’s time for another Foodie Penpals show and tell. This month I was paired with Alice from Denmark. I sent a parcel to Deon in South London which  had a mix of local oddities (Tamarind sweets) and personal favourites (Nut bars and the like).

Alice tells me that the contents of the parcel, particularly the liquorice sweets are a typical danish treat. Does anyone have any experience of baking wish liquorice?

Danish treats

I received:

  • Origional Remoulade – This is apparently usually used on fish but can be good on meat too. It looks like a tartar sauce I think.
  • Hot chocolate drink – very thick and creamy
  • Yogi Choco and Choco Chili teas – Taste like hot choc but less sugar and easy to take to work. I have seen these in Holland and Barrat but just assumed they’d be like herbal teas and be rather insipid. I was wrong – they taste great and I’ve now bought some more.
  • Some Dr Oetker wafer daisies – love that these are in Denmark too.
  • A bag of wonderfully named Toms Pingvin Lakridskonfekt which seems to be tiny Liquorice Allsorts.
  • A bag of Toms “Pingvin Blue Jeans” which look like the biscuit part of mini oreos but are infact salted liquorice.

Thanks very much Alice!

You can see what everyone else got here

The Lean Green Bean

More about Foodie Penpals

Started by The Lean Green Bean, Foodie penpals is a way for food bloggers and blog readers to get to know each other, via a lovely parcel in the mail every month. This is Rock Salt has brought it to the UK and Europe. Here’s the rough outline of how it works:

  • All interested parties in the UK and Europe – bloggers and blog readers alike – sign up by the form available at the bottom of the Terms and Conditions post
  • Participants are matched on the 5th of the month
  • Penpals send thoughtful, food related parcels, on or before the 20th of the month. The parcels can include home baked treats, shop bought treats (especially local or unusual things), cake cases or decorations – use your imagination. The parcel must include something hand written – a note explaining the box’s contents, a recipe card, whatever you like. The price limit for the boxes is £10 – this is a limit, the point is not the cost, but the thought (no, really!)
  • Penpals open their boxes and rejoice!
  • At the end of the month, everyone blogs about their box, or writes a guest blog post if they are usually a blog reader and not writer. Everyone reads one another’s posts and rejoices some more. Posts are made available on Lindsay’s blog so we can all find each other easily

Find out more here: How it Works // Terms and Conditions.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2014 9:15 pm

    Wow, what I would give right now for that parcel just for the Remoulade which I adore on roast beef sandwiches scattered with some Danish dry fried onions and then you have salty liquorice which is like cat nip to me too! I do hope you enjoy your taste of Denmark:-)

  2. LondonKiwiEmma permalink
    May 31, 2014 9:28 pm

    I adore the European parcels the best! This ne looks like fun!!

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