Monday, December 21, 2009

Hickory Farms - Review

Usually every year at my local mall there is a Hickory Farms store set up during the holidays. I like to shop there and get a few gifts for my loved ones. I have no idea why, but there is no such store at the mall this year. That is disappointing because I like to get a few things for myself while I'm shopping for gifts for others. On the plus side, I can purchase Hickory Farms sausage and cheese gifts, and other delectable food online.

I received the Hickory Farms Party Planner gift box for review. Included was:

7 oz. Beef Summer Sausage
5 oz. Ham Summer Sausage
5 oz. Turkey Summer Sausage
6 oz. Cheddar Cheese Ball
4 oz. Cheddar & Havarti Blend
4 oz. Mission Jack Blend
4 oz. Creamy Swiss Blend
4 oz. Big Barn Cheddar
2 oz. Jalapeno & Cheddar Spread
2 oz. Italian Herb & Cheese Spread
2.5 oz. Cranberry Mustard
2.25 oz. Sweet Hot Mustard

That's a lot of yummy goodness! Some of the stuff I had never tried before, but I wanted to see if it was good as the other Hickory Farms food that I have tasted. I already knew I liked their summer sausages, but I soon learned that their spreads, mustards, and other goodies were just as tasty. Me, my husband, and kids enjoyed making our own creations and tasting the different flavors.

Hickory Farms recently introduced modified packaging and product building that is more environmentally-friendly. When I received my Party Planner gift box in the mail I noticed that the packaging was different than what I was used to seeing from Hickory Farms. Their packaging has been modified to eliminate waste, but I did not see where that took away from the overall design at all. The contents of the package were still presented in a pleasing arrangement.

Hickory Farms has partnered with Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. During the checkout process of your online purchase, you will be given an option to include a $1 donation to help provide meals to hungry individuals.

Hickory Farms has been around for years and it's easy to see why. Their edibles are delicious and the company continually strives to improve.

I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.