I was offered an amazing opportunity to review Hickory Farms products via an in home party. :) Before this, I had never even tried anything from them. I was not sure what to expect, however, I was looking forward to all the goodies I was going to receive for this review. :)
When the packages arrived for my party, I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely they were arranged and the wonderful array of yumminess.
On the day of my party, I sliced up the scrumptious assortment of meats and cheeses, along with fresh fruit and crackers. I made my platters and made sure everything was fabulous for my party. As I sliced away, I was taste testing the goodies…all I can say is YUM! Everything was delightful and really really delicious! The cheese…oh my…heavenly. The Gouda, cheddar and Parmesan herb blend were my favorites. However, I loved all of the cheeses and meats. I was even taken aback by the sheer yum factor of the sauces! The cranberry mustard was awesome–all of them were very tasty…Oh, and the FRUIT. WOW! It was really good. Succulent. Sweet. Perfect.
Kudos to my sweet teenage daughter who made the little toothpick flags using the wrappers (see pic above) to show guests what each cheese and meat were so there was no guessing.
Oh, and my little one was quite helpful as well with the … er… taste testing! ;)
When the guests arrived they were delighted to see all of the yummy goodness before them and dug right in. It was not long before there was nothing but empty platters and full tummies before me.
Everyone had a fabulous time eating all of the delicious food, and they were all as impressed as I was by how good everything was. :) I also made sure to set aside a free treat for everyone to take home to enjoy!
Like I mentioned earlier, before this opportunity, I never had Hickory Farms. I am happy to say that after trying all of the wonderful assortments they sent me, I will be making them a part of my holiday tradition and giving it as gifts as well! Now that I know how good they are, I am certain anyone who tries them will find something to love about their super tasty treats!
I wanted to include some photos from my party…As you can see, we had such a good time at the party (see pic on left) and everyone enjoyed the food.
And, below, you can see the credits to my “photo director” and the oh so fun “hamming it up” hubbies that make every event memorable! ;)
On a side note: I have even thought of how I can use the nice boxes the products came in. I will be using them for Christmas gifts. Yes, you can plainly see that NOTHING went to waste! LOL!
Below is some information on the fabulous Hickory Farms company as well as some product information I thought you may be interested in!
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF HICKORY FARMS®
When Hickory Farms was founded in 1951 in the pastoral farm country of Ohio, the products quickly became a hallmark gift for those who appreciate rich and savory foods. For the past 60 years, Hickory Farms’ commitment to personalized service and the legendary quality of its products have kept the company popular on gift lists everywhere.
Hickory Farms brings the best of Midwest values and unwavering quality to consumers in North America and the U.S. Armed Forces all over the world. Customers can find Hickory Farms’ award winning sausage, cheese and other specialty items at 750+ Hickory Farms holiday stores, online at hickoryfarms.com, in catalogs, and at leading retailers throughout the holiday season.
THE BEST HICKORY FARMS EVER
Long time a trusted expert in holiday food gifts, Hickory Farms’ is among the very top brands considered by shoppers when buying for their friends and family. This year, their perfectly matched gifts feature award-winning products as well as a new delivery program to make sure shoppers and recipients alike experience the Best Hickory Farms Ever. Hickory Farms will also be available in even more locations this year as the company adds 25 new locations, including its first ever corporate presence in Manhattan and a new location on the famed Market Street of San Francisco.
THE TRADITION OF GIVING BACK
Hickory Farms is committed to giving back through its partnership with Share Our Strength®, a leading national not-for-profit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America. This holiday season, when customers purchase a Party Planner gift box, Hickory Farms will contribute $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign*. Customers will also have the opportunity to include a $1 donation to the campaign with their purchase at a Hickory Farms store or at hickoryfarms.com. Hickory Farms’ passion for fighting childhood hunger has generated more than $1.1M in contributions to Share Our Strength since 2008. The company is looking to raise and/or donate an additional $700,000 this coming holiday season. Beyond Share Our Strength, Hickory Farms is a strong supporter of the U.S. Armed Forces serving across the globe. All year long, Hickory Farms offers free shipping on select products to military addresses to ensure that families can send loved ones much needed food gifts and warm wishes.
For more information, please visit hickoryfarms.com
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.