After my Swedish friend Malin @ Vegan Parade sent me some amazing chocolates which I won in a contest, we agreed it would be fun to be foodie penpals & keep the exchanges going. Since there are so many treats in Sweden that are not available in Canada & vice versa, this is a good opportunity for us both to try new & exciting treats. When my package arrived, I couldn’t wait to open it!
First, I found the suckers! I’ve already had two of them & let Dallas have a taste. We agreed they taste like “regular” suckers, but no sugar crash after. I love that they’re naturally sweetened with agave & coloured with beets!
Next: more candy!! I’ve already had the Strawberry Bear. Inside were two mini rolls that tasted like Fruit Roll-ups, but way better! Ingredient list says: “apples, pears, sweet potato extract, natural strawberry flavour, absolutely nothing else.” Love it! And it comes with fun animal facts inside. Did you know that a snail can sleep for up to THREE YEARS?! Or that rabbits can jump twice as far as the best Olympic jumpers?? So cool!
Onto chocolates! I ate the crispy rice bar yesterday, and it was really good. It had a layer of chocolate krispies, then a layer of vanilla krispies, & chocolate chips on top! Yum. I’m really looking forward to trying the other chocolate bars.
TEA! I’ve already had the chai white tea. Delicious! One can never have too many teas.
Lip balm & coins! I lovelovelove that Malin sent me coins, & I will have to do that for her in the next package I send to her. The coconut hemp seed oil lip balm is honestly just simply amazing. My lips have been feeling a little dry lately, but I don’t like to buy chapstick because it always dries my lips out further. This stuff, however, I applied two days ago and haven’t felt the need to reapply since. I actually almost forgot about it and only remembered when writing the post! No dry lips, and it enhances my lips’ natural colour nicely. love it
That’s it, that’s all! I sent some Char Stars & Clif Bars to Malin, but clearly I need to be more imaginative next time! Thank you so much for all of these amazing treats, Malin! I have them in a special bowl on the counter that I keep picking from. hehe.
Last but not least, Malin’s note was just so sweet, I have to share! I do hope to visit Sweden someday.
peace, love, food <3