When our Hickory Farms Beef and Turkey Hickory Sampler arrived, I immediately opened it up to check it out. I was super excited because I had grown up up having Hickory Farms baskets and boxes at our house every Christmas. Often, we had more than one because they were such a popular gift. My parents would get them from co-workers, clients and family members and each one was always eaten up and enjoyed before Christmas break was over.
Then I grew up and moved away from home and being young and broke, we all abstained from buying each other anything pricier than a six pack for the holidays, let alone something as thoughtful and appealing as a Hickory Farms gift.
Well, let me just say, the minute I opened the box, my kids were begging to eat some summer sausage and crackers. I managed to stave them off by saying it would be nice to wait for their dad since I happen to know he also grew up eating Hickory Farms treats over the holidays and loved it as much as I did.
Finally, after much nagging and wheedling, we all sat down to watch a holiday special and out comes my husband with the Hickory Farms box, a cutting board, a knife and four little plates.
We ate, we loved and we finished a half a wheel of the smoked gouda and an entire beef summer sausage with fresh, crispy crackers and mustard in one sitting. We repeated this a few nights later with the remaining gouda and the turkey summer sausage and then, sadly, it was all gone.
But it reminded me of what great gifts Hickory Farms makes when you need to send something, especially for multiple people, or when you need to get a present for a boss, co worker or a special client. Everyone loves Hickory Farms and if you’re in your forties like me, chances are you ate plenty of it as a kid and you know what? It’s still as good now as it was then and there are also some great bargains available. The sampler we got was only $20 which, considering how much we enjoyed it, is a great deal!
The next time a gift giving occasion rolls around, I fully intend to consider Hickory Farms again (and I’ll probably get one for myself, too!)