Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Austin to Boston Food Swap

A few months ago, I signed up for my first blogger food swap. I signed up through the Boston Food Bloggers’ Austin to Boston Swap, Part Deux (in conjunction with the Austin Food Blogger Alliance).

My inspiration for signing up for the swap came from reading various bloggers’ accounts of swaps they’ve participated in. All of the bloggers’ posts that I read were positive, and it seemed like such a cool way to “meet” new bloggers and share local food with like-minded individuals.

My first ever food swap partner was Lizz, a vegan food blogger (remember her awesome soup recipes?). Lizz and I seem to have a lot of similar interests when it comes to food, so I was really eager to see what Austin area-made foods she put together for me. When I received the package, I was anything but disappointed.

In the box:

-Kerbey Lane Café Gingerbread Pancake Mix (I cannot wait to make these on a chilly Sunday morning!)

-Nile Valley Hibiscus Mint Tea (I’ve recently become a tea fan, so I’m eager to try this interesting-sounding combination of flavors)

-Sanderson Specialty Foods Texas-Texas Fresh Roma Roasted Salsa (Z and I go through salsa like it’s water, and this smoky blend is right up our alley)

-Thunderbird Energetica energy bars

-Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery Cinnamon-Cardamom Roll

-Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate bar, the only non-local item in the box (I’ve already plowed through this baby, and it was delicious)

Some of the local items I sent Lizz included some Taza Chocolate, New England Cranberry Cranberry Apple Chutney, and Drew’s Greek Olive Salad Dressing and Marinade. You can read the full recap of what I sent Lizz here.

The Austin to Boston food swap provided a really fun way to sample local Austin food, meet a new blogger, and share some of our local eats. I would definitely participate in a food swap again!

Have you ever participated in a food swap before?


  1. You are going to flip (har) for the Kerbey Lane pancakes. They are awesome!

  2. I participated in the Boston/Austin food swap last year and it was a blast! I had such a fun time shopping for my Austin friend and was blown away by her package for me. Glad you had a positive experience!