I’m volunteering for the International Food Blogger Conference that is taking place this weekend in Seattle, and yesterday my task was to break down the many cardboard boxes that held the loads of swag that will be handed out to conference attendees.
I saw a tweet that said last year’s goody bags weighed about 30 pounds. I couldn’t believe that until I had to move the bags for this year’s conference. I don’t think they’re 30 pounds, but they pretty hefty and definitely require some serious upper body strength.
Among other things, the goody bags include gadgets (microplaner, citrus reamer, round ice cube maker), food (salami, spices) and other random items ranging from a flower cupcake pan to a happy face spatula.