I was absolutely thrilled when Mom Central told me that I was selected for a special blogger review program sponsored by Hickory Farms. The name Hickory Farms conjures up so many great images for me, wonderful gift baskets, holiday gifts, great food, family and friends. I was sent an Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket, when the box was opened, I could not believe how beautiful it was. Everything was packed in a large hand-woven Peterboro Keepsake basket. Just seeing that basket told me I was in for a treat. I wasn’t wrong, the basket was filled with farmhouse cheddar cheese, crackers, summer sausage, crisp delicious Fuji apples, gorgeous large Red D’Anjou and Crown Comice pears and a bag of berry nut bounty. The first thing I tried were the apples and they were so sweet, juicy and delicious that I wanted to claim them all for myself. My 2 and 4-year-old could not wait to dive into the Mandarin oranges, my husband opened the berry nut bounty and passed it around. The pears ripened and you could just smell how great they were going to taste before even taking a bite. It was not long before the basket was looking empty. How could it not? With the great cheddar and crisp apples, summer sausage and crackers there was no denying some healthy snacks. Even when everything is done, you are left with a great gift. The large rectangular Peterboro keepsake basket has so many uses and one of my favorites is to bake up some delicious muffins and rolls and line the basket with a large colorful cloth napkin. Fill that large basket up with the delicious yummy baked good as a complement to a Sunday family breakfast.
-Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers 1.5 oz.
Disclosure: “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.”