Do you pass those great kiosks in the mall for Hickory Farms? I do and they always have such yummy looking food displayed oh-so-nicely. My parents tend to buy the samplers as gifts for co-workers or for holiday parties, so I have been familiar with the brand for quite some time. I have just never had the opportunity to stop and purchase one myself – but that will soon change!
I was selected for a Blog Tour from Mom Central for the Beef Hickory Sampler Gift Box. My husband was over the moon that I would be getting a sampler that had anything that “had previously moo’d”, as he likes to say. The timing of the blog tour was perfect as I was set to host our first Thanksgiving in our new home this year, complete with Uncles and Grandparents. Now I had hors d’oeuvres to serve – YAY! Our sampler included: Hickory Farms Summer Sausage and mustard, creamy cheese, crackers and a spread to tie it all together.
The Packaging. I love that Hickory Farms uses paper filler rather than peanuts or plastic bubbles for its packaging. It certainly helps the environment, but also provides a nice overall look to the packaging as well.
The Food. As I mentioned, we hosted Thanksgiving this year and I planned on using the Hickory Farms Sampler as our hors d’oeuvres. Well, everyone knew I had the sampler and were definitely waiting for us to serve it! My husband, father and brother-in-law were all about the sausages. I must admit, I loved the turkey sausage with the sweet hot mustard dip. Mmmm. My son was also very much into the cheddar cheese – I think he ate half the brick (note to self: make sure the hubs is around to change that diaper!). Overall, the sampler was a great hit and definitely added a little something for our pre-Thanksgiving eating pleasure!
As a hostess, the Hickory Farms Sampler was such an easy, yummy pleasure to provide to my guests. It is something I am definitely going to keep in mind when I am a party guest!
*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a signature gift box from Hickory Farms to thank me for taking the time to participate.