We’ve been fans of Hickory Farms’ products since the 80’s. My husband and I used to purchase the beef sticks and cheese to pack on hikes – they were the perfect fuel for cold winter days out in the woods.  When the kids came along, we did the same with them, only the outings became trips to the zoo and the ball park.  For years my husband knew he’d find a beef stick in his stocking and we’d share it and my favorite cheeses – smokey cheddar and apple pie cheddar, on New Year’s Eve after the kids had gone to bed.

When I became a vegetarian I stopped buying them. The kids grew up and we no longer get around to hiking.  Still, when I was offered a chance to sample one of Hickory Farm’s holiday boxes I jumped at the chance.  When the box arrived it brought back such sweet memories.  Sure, I no longer eat any of the meat, I leave that to the hubby, but I LOVED having the smokey cheddar again.  Just a little grated into some scrambled eggs was pure heaven.

Beef & Turkey Hearty Hickory Gift Box

When it comes to Summer Sausage, some love beef and some love turkey. Please them all with this sausage and cheese gift. We’ve included mustards that perfectly complement the flavors-Sweet Hot Mustard for beef, and Cranberry Mustard for turkey. They’ll love the selection of cheeses, too. Wt. 2.7 lbs.


The hubby has been thoroughly enjoying both the beef and turkey sticks on crackers. I love to slice the cheese and enjoy it on a bagel with either of the gourmet mustards.  The cranberry mustard is really unusual and so tasty!  The sweet hot has always been a favorite.

I love that Hickory Farms has changed with the times. They now use packaging that’s made from 100% recycled materials and even their shredded filler is made from a sustainable source.  I love that a company can have a rich history, but be forward thinking as well!  They also give back by offering free shipping to APO/FPO for Military Care Packages.  They have an entire section of products available for our men and women serving in the military.  I think that’s fabulous!

Since I’ve rediscovered our love for all things Hickory Farms I thought I’d send one to my brother and his family this year. I generally send food, so that’s not unusual.  But what is, is that Hickory Farms has gift packs that are packed in keepsake Peterboro Baskets!  They’re GORGEOUS!  It’s the perfect gift, inside the perfect gift!

I look forward to hearing from my brother. I know he and his wife are going to love their gift.  And I might just have to restart the tradition of having a mid-night snack on New Year’s Eve with the hubby again.

Happy Holidays!

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Photo Credit:  Hickory Farms (if I showed you ours, you’d only see empty wrappers!)

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.