The Delicious Benefits of Ceylon Tea

In the midst of a hectic day, it is important to take a few minutes to get away from it all by sneaking in a little break. Take a moment for yourself by curling up with a nice hot cup of tea from our Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection and experience these amazing benefits.

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The health benefits of tea

Ceylon tea has been a favorite with tea drinkers for generations. One of the reasons that this tea is so beloved is that it is a great pick-me-up. Containing between 25 and 110 mg of caffeine in each cup, tea gives you the perfect amount of caffeine to get you up and going without feeling jittery.

Studies have shown that regularly drinking tea can help your body fight free radicals. These harmful atoms have been known to cause some kinds of cancer, which makes fighting them extremely important.

If you want to drop a couple pounds, try picking up a cup of tea. Ceylon’s unique combination of vitamins, caffeine, and antioxidants is a great recipe for boosting your metabolism and can help you burn fat faster. This same combination of health boosting properties will also improve kidney function and lower your chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection

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In our Ceylon Tea Collection, you will find 12 different varieties of tea. For those of you who like your teas bold and flavorful, choose the English Breakfast. If you prefer to allow the subtle flavor of the tea to shine through, you will love the Asian Green Tea. Flavored tea varieties include Pomegranate, Mint, Blueberry, Mango, and more.

While the teas are great on their own, you can add an extra burst of flavor with the addition of a little milk and honey. For the perfect pairing, serve your tea with the Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection.

With fantastic flavors and great health benefits, pairing our Ceylon Tea Collection with one of our tasty snacks from Hickory Farms is the perfect way to treat yourself to a healthy moment of rest and relaxation.

Fun Summer Sausage Snack Ideas

With its bold and delicious flavor, our Hickory Farms Summer Sausage can be eaten as a quick snack on its own, paired with cheese and crackers, or added to recipes for extra depth of flavor. Create treats that are great for anything from an after school snack to hors d’oeuvres for a fancy party with these Summer Sausage snack ideas.

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An even bolder snack mix

With varied flavors, plenty of texture, and lots of crunch, a good snack mix is always a crowd pleaser. With just a few extra ingredients, you can transform an ordinary store bought snack mix into something truly special. 

Start by pouring a bag of your favorite snack mix into a large bowl. Then, add a couple cups of any flavor of popcorn, a handful of our Smoked Cheddar Blend cut into cubes, and  our Signature Beef Summer Sausage, also cut into cubes. Once all of the ingredients are in the bowl, simply stir it together and serve.

Make it fancy

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For a quick and easy appetizer that will fit into even the most elegant event, create a fun twist on an antipasti platter. To make this sophisticated presentation, simply layer green olives that have been marinated in herbs and lemon zest, slices of cheese, a piece of parsley, and a cube of our Signature Summer Sausage on a toothpick.

Everybody loves a good slider

If you seek something unexpected, try making a summer sausage mini sandwich. Start by pickling a bit of fennel in vinegar, salt, honey, and water. Meanwhile, grill your sausage until it has a bit of a char and is nice and crispy. Stack a couple summer sausages on top of one another and add a slice of your preferred cheese. Place the grilled  summer sausage onto slider buns and finish with the pickled fennel and a dab of mayonnaise with Sriracha and lime juice.

By keeping our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and creamy cheeses from Hickory Farms on hand, you will have everything you need to whip up a delicious snack in moments. 

Special Occasions: Your Best Valentine’s Day Yet

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and when planning the perfect present for your sweetheart, coming up with a gift that is as unique and as special as your Valentine can be a bit tricky. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to help with your Valentine’s Day plans, so you can share a day with your darling that far surpasses every other day. By following these simple steps, you will pull off the best Valentine’s Day yet.

A Romantic Meal for Two

Cooking a meal at home for your loved one takes far more effort than a reservation at a fancy restaurant. All of this extra effort is also another great way to show how much you care. This year, instead of dressing up and going to the best restaurant in town, bring those cream of the crop flavors home and whip up an out of this world dinner for two.

When deciding what to conjure up for your love, stick to something classic, simple, and  will make a beautiful presentation. Surf and Turf- the combination of lobster tails and filet minion is a classic romantic meal, while remaining easy to make and very delicious.

With this delicious combination of flavors, flowers for the table, and candles to top it all off, your romantic dinner for two will go off without a hitch.

 

 

The Perfect Box of Chocolates

Do not underestimate the appreciation of chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is a Valentine’s Day staple. While buying your love an ordinary box of chocolates can be cliché, purchasing an assortment of the most premium, handcrafted confectionary masterpieces takes chocolate to an entirely new level.

That’s where the Signature Chocolate Collection comes into play. With signature flavors including Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Almond Butter Toffee, Raspberry Sorbet Heart, Espresso Coffee cream, and eight other dreamy flavors, this box of chocolate far surpasses the flavors in any other box of chocolates your Valentine has tried.

Finishing Touches

It’s all in the details, so there are a few finishing touches you must not forget!

1. A heartfelt letter is often overlooked. What better chance to tell your sweetheart know how much you care than on Valentine’s Day?

2. Simple is better. Don’t try to over-complicate the day. Dinner, a simple gift, and conversation is always an appreciated gesture.

3. Have fun! Today is just like any other day, but better, because you get to enjoy it with your Valentine.