My November Foodie Pen Pal was Sarah of Passion and Laughter. I had so much fun emailing back and forth with Sarah. We have much in common, like our love of carbs and sweets. So with what was my foodie box filled? SWEETS! Uh yeah. Chocolate-covered Virginia raisins, chocolate chunk cookies, a Virginia Tech (her alma matter) chocolate bar. The Luna bar was because she and I talked a bit about working out, and how she is an awesome marathon runner and how I am begrudgingly trying to get into running. I prefer aerobics and trapeze for my workouts. The Old Bay because, “it’s honestly the only way I know how to eat crabs!” I approve of all the contents in this box. Especially the gummy bears. I have two important memories revolving around these little guys. First, the show! Hello children of the 80s and 90s! Gummi Bears bouncing here and there and everywhere. High adventure that’s beyond compare. They are the Gummy Bears! I may or may not have the Gummi Bears theme song on my iPod…and the Gummiberry Juice song. Second, and a much more important memory. My dad used to take us to those car washes where you could watch the car as it goes through. We would get those little pouches of Gummy Bears then sit and watch the car being cleaned. Every time I eat Gummy Bears I think about being at the car wash, sitting next to my dad, and eating Gummy Bears out of a tiny brown pouch.
I enjoyed my foodie box, and I enjoyed even more getting to know Sarah. Head on over to her blog and give her a big congratulations! She is a newlywed!
This post wouldn’t be complete without a recipe. This is a food blog after all. So here you go, the secret recipe for… drumroll please…
Take an ounce of bounce
A pound of pounce
Ripe gummiberries in varying amounts
Dump them in the pot
Stir ‘em ’til they’re loose
It’s really something special
It’s gummiberry juice
Yield: There’s enough to last a week, and that is quite a lot.
Reviews: It’s extra-ordinary and it tastes really great!
Benefits: We can bounce like kangaroos with gummiberry juice.