When I was a kid I remember every year shopping at the mall for the Christmas season. One of my favorite stops when we made these rare excursions was the Hickory Farms store. There were always such great little taste testing stations. I would stare in wonderment at the wheels of baby swiss (my favorite), and roam through all the choices of gift baskets that you could put together for any holiday celebration.
I thought at the time (just like my girls do now) that there wasn’t a much better gift than a huge basket of delicious goodies all in bite size packages. This year our Christmas celebration started early as we received our very own gift box.
You shoud have seen the girls faces light up when I unpacked this little box of treasures. The spreads and cheese ball I am saving for holiday parties that are coming up, but the meats and cheeses I sliced up right away for us to snack on and enjoy. There was plenty for us to have an afternoon snack and then perfect for the girl’s lunchboxes.
…and before you ask, I did share the strawberries. I didn’t become the candy hog I would have loved to be.
What a great start to our season. I can’t wait to share the rest with our friends at the numerous parties we are attending. Not only am I filled with nostalgic memories, we have happy bellies and smiles on our faces.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a Hickory Farms gift basket to facilitate my review