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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review - Hickory Farms

MomCentral recently asked me if I wanted to be a part of the Hickory Farms Blog Tour.

Hickory Farms sent on over one of their Signature Offerings boxes, the Home For The Holidays Gift Box to me:

It includes the Signature Beef as well as Italian Recipe Summer Sausage "rolls", 4 different kinds of cheeses, two kinds of mustards: Sweet Hot, Honey Pineapple; and two boxes of Cracked Wheat crackers. There is also four little strawberry flavored hard candies. The total weight of the foods is 3.6 lbs, and it retails for $50. All items are shelf stable until opened. You can even add a gift card or additional items to the gift box at an extra cost.

The box that it comes in is sturdy, and you can easily reuse it to wrap a holiday gift or store ornaments. I stuck all the crinkle paper into a recycled grocery bag so I can reuse the packing material for gift giving.

This past weekend I made soft pretzels (ok, I didn't make them, I nuked the frozen kind, but I have made them from scratch in the past using my bread machine). My girlfriend and I tried the Sweet Hot Mustard and Honey Pineapple Mustard. My favorite was the Sweet Hot, hers was the Honey Pineapple. My son has already tackled one of the summer sausage "rolls" (I think it's safe to say that there will be nothing left of this gift box by the time we entertain for the holidays.) I also tried one of the cheeses and the savory crackers. Everything so far has been delicious, and why wouldn't it be? Hickory Farms has perfected shelf stable food gift packages.

Hickory Farms gifts aren't just about cheese and sausage. They also have coffee, baklava, chocolate, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, spiral sliced Honeygold ham, and hickory smoked whole turkey gift packages. Some items are boxed or in gift baskets and some come with unique, reusable items like a Handyman Tool Bag or the Traveling Snacker soft sided cooler.


The Hickory Farms Home For The Holidays Gift Box, as well as many of their popular assortments, ship free to any APO/FO military address, no matter where your loved one is stationed.

If you're looking for a gift that gives back, Hickory Farms will donate $5 from each Party Planner Gift Box sold (up to $500,000 through 01/31/11) to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a signature gift box from Hickory Farms to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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1 comment:

I am Harriet said...

I'm the jerk who waits until December 29th when they go 80% in there kiosk in our mall.

This was a fun review for you to do.

 
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