The end of another month and another parcel from a Foodie Penpal.

This month I was assigned Anna and Jamie at Manchester Foodies and I am pleased to see they enjoyed their parcel which had a loose Italian theme.

My foodie penpal was Dana at A Bite of a Blogspot.  Dana sent me an email warning that she had dispatched the parcel and it was time sensitive so my anticipation was high when I returned from my trip to Plymouth.  The package contained a very pretty ribbon bedecked box.   What was inside – no clues from the outside.

The empty cake wrappers were a clue and Dana’s note told me that she had treated me to her favourite macaroons from Yauatcha in London.  She had provided one of a variety of flavours and said that despite me telling her I was on a diet, they were only small and so didn’t count – a woman after my own heart.

An interesting selection of flavours (and colours): Pumpkin gingerbread, jasmine tea, jaffa yuza (an asian citrus fruit), rum raisin, parma violet, mint chocolate and lavender honey.

Sadly a few of the macaroons had got a little squished in transit but they were still very tasty.  I have to admit not liking the Mint Chocolate one at all.  I thought it was going to taste like an Aero bar all peppermint and chocolate loveliness but the mint but more like the flavour you get from the mint you put with your new potatoes.  However, the Jaffa flavoured one was gorgeous but I am a real fan of Jaffa.  It was quite  entertaining to try to match the macaroons to the flavours.

If you are interested in joining the Foodie Penpals contact Carol over at Saltnrock