Saturday, June 30, 2012

Snack Exchange, Netherlands Style!

Good morning, dear readers, and more importantly, happy Saturday!  I'm going to do things a little differently today to keep you on your toes, and I wanted to share photos from another recent exchange I took part in on the snack exchange subreddit.  This time I swapped treats with a gentleman in the Netherlands.  I was really looking forward to this particular exchange because I love European chocolate and licorice, and he did not disappoint!  Let me show you all the goodies he sent to me.
Chocolate!  Yum!  DH made me share some of this with him, and the Bon Bon Bloc was TO DIE FOR!  I definitely need more of this in my life some day!
More chocolate goodies.  When completing these exchanges, you can ask for specific things, and the only specific item I requested (if he could get it easily of course) was the Kanjers caramelwafels.  My exchange buddy assured me that he would have to put zero additional effort into getting a package for me, and these were AMAZING! 
Oh licorice, how much do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...
I have been in licorice heaven, and I have slowly been savoring my way through these bags.  The best part about this is the hubby doesn't like licorice so these babies are all mine.  Mwahaha!
And there were even more fun treats!  I have to admit putting sprinkles on my toast did seem a bit odd, but I definitely had to try it!
All the goodies

The thing that I learned about this particular trade is that I would be huge if I lived in the Netherlands!  The sweets were delectable, and some disappeared faster than I care to admit.  I still have some of the chocolate safely stored away in the freezer and the licorice is hiding in a zippy bag in a cabinet.  I'm not looking forward to running out, but I am glad that I now have a hookup for such goodies in the Netherlands!  

This is what I sent to him:
 He really wanted a Cadbury creme egg with his southwestern goodies, and I was happy to deliver!  And yes, there is a scorpion in that lollipop!  I was actually stung by one a few years ago, and I thought I was going to die from the pain!
 I <3 Maria's cookies!
Prickly Pear Cactus syrup and jelly, and Mesquite jelly

What are you up to this weekend, dear readers?  I'm going to be tossing some things on the grill and relaxing with the hubby.  Whatever your plans, I hope you have fun and you get to spend time with people you love.  Until next time, dear readers, stay good!  ;)



  1. that's awesome! this is a really good idea. i'd love to do this with someone from Germany some day. i LOVE German chocolate!

    1. Me too! I cannot wait until it is cooler and safe to ship chocolate again!

  2. I cannot wait till I get back to swapping I'm so jealous. I love that you show not only what you got but what yous sent. Great swap

    1. We set a dollar amount (I think it was $20, but I don't remember for sure) and then discussed what we wanted/preferred. My match loved the idea of prickly pear projects, but they are a little pricey because of having the process the cactus.


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