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Foodie Pen Pals: July

This month’s box from Foodie Pen Pals came from baker-to-be, Ariel, of Having My Cake and Sharing It 2, based in San Fransisco.The box was filled with a few things to satisfy a sweet craving. First was the pancake/waffle mix from Jack and Jason’s, which fulfilled my request for something local to her. Sadly, The Missus and I haven’t had a morning off together since I received the box on the 23rd. Hopefully, that will change soon. There were also some Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nibs that haven’t been opened yet.

What we have already eaten though are the Trader Joe’s ‘Way More Chocolate Chip Cookies’ (I think we went through the entire container over the course of two days). The first night we spread the other treat in the box, Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter, which you want to compare to peanut butter, right on top of the cookies.  We couldn’t get past three each before our teeth began to ache with the overwhelming sweetness of the combination. I don’t think you could eat more than a few without it happening, the cookie butter is both weird and addictive, but also insanely loaded with sugar.

However, I don’t believe I’m going to let that stop me from cutting a little cream cheese into the cookie butter and making some stuffed chocolate pancakes with the mix from Jack and Jason’s.

Don’t judge me.

So, thank you very much to Ariel for this box of sugar coma goodness. And, if you happen to be interested in seeing what I’ve sent to my pen pal for July, go visit Lorraine at Just One Cupcake.