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Holiday 2011: Hickory Farms for Family Holidays

Whenever I think about holiday gifts for friends and family who are not local, I always think of Hickory Farms.  It is one of the few gifts for the whole family that is most often appreciated and so easy to have shipped directly to the recipient.  Since I did not grow up eating things like sausage, cheese, and crackers, as an adult, I associate these types of finger foods with special occasions.

We received the Hickory Farms Summer Sausage & Cheese Gift Box to sample.  This box included Beef Summer Sausage, Farmhouse Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar Blend, and Smoked Gouda.  We thought the perfect time to open our cheese and sausage gift box would be on Thanksgiving.  We were not entertaining that day, but we would be going to my Aunt's house for a huge Thanksgiving dinner.  We did not want to fill up on a big lunch, so instead my husband, I, and our three children enjoyed trying these different cheeses and sausages.  I had purchased some whole grain crackers to serve with them.  The children very much enjoyed trying some cheeses they had not tried before.  Some of them turned out to be too strong for them, but they had fun tasting them all.  This turned out to be the perfect thing for us to eat in place of a conventional lunch on Thanksgiving Day.  I am thinking of doing the same thing on Christmas Day.

If you are looking for a gift that would be suitable for a whole family or perhaps a hostess gift, then you should be aware that a gift from Hickory Farms will only cost you $3 for 3-day shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. . . . .

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.