Regional Candy Swap

With the snow day after snow day around here, I thought it might be fun to host a regional candy swap. Brighten up your mail box and maybe fall in love with a candy you’ve never even heard of! Please read all the instructions before signing up!
For now this swap will be limited to people living in the USA (just to see how it goes with shipping & tracking) But eventually I think it would be fun to try an international swap.
1. I will match you up with a partner in a different part of the USA. You will be sending & receiving from the same person. Do not sign up if you will not be able to send for any reason. Only sign up if you are completely sure you will fulfill your end of the swap. We wouldn’t want anyone left out. I will close the sign up form once I reach twenty people, just to keep it manageable this time around.
2. For now you must have a website or active blog to sign up. This is just so there is some accountability. I ask that everyone make a post with what they receive and I’ll compile links to all the posts on another blog entry. It will be fun to see what people send and receive!
3. Okay for the swap, you must be willing to buy at least $15 worth of regional,fun, or unusual candy package it up and mail with delivery confirmation. You don’t have to send priority mail, but your package must have a tracking number. Try to think about candy that can usually only be found in the area you live.

I will send you an email in a couple of days with your partner’s state and email-then you contact one another for addresses, and discuses any allergies or dietary restrictions. Packages must be mailed out by March 1st, and tracking number emailed to your partner by March 1st.

Okay this round is closed!

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13 Responses to Regional Candy Swap

  1. Monica says:

    This sounds like so much fun! I’m not very aware of local/regional candy here, but I’m looking forward to seeing what other people find and trade.

  2. Iris Yadira says:

    Is there any way to know if I made it into the 20 that will be participating? :3 I want to start tracking down the candies that I would send. :P

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    I am just closing the sign up’s now and will go through and pair everyone up! you should get an email this afternoon :)

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Monica, yeah your probably be surprised if you googled your area and saw the candy that comes up :) I can’t wait to see what everyone sends too!

  5. Stevie says:

    Ahh, this is so awesome! Hopefully you’ll do it again. Washington has almond roca and aplets and cotlets, I don’t know if they are popular around the rest of the U.S. but they are so yummy and locally made.

  6. Amy says:

    Ugh! I missed it. Fingers crossed for next time. ;-)

  7. This sounds like so much fun! I hate that I missed the deadline to sign up. Oh well. Maybe next time. :)

  8. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jessica, sorry!! If this one is a success I will do another next month!

  9. Emily says:

    Hoping this is successful so I can join in next month! I’d also create a blog just to participate because the idea is so much fun! I am from Boston but live in El Paso, TX and the Mexican candy down here is so wonderful :)

  10. I just wanted to add that my “candy penpal” and I have been in touch and since we’re both crafty, we agreed to also include a small handmade craft item as a bonus surprise.

    Thought I’d share this idea in case others want to make their gift parcels that much more fun!

  11. Heidi Kenney says:

    great idea Heather! :)

  12. Laura says:

    This sounds fun – enjoy! If you ever do try an international one, I’d love to take part and send some Scottish sweeties :)

  13. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks Laura, if those goes well -i’ll open the next one to international!