Enjoy Gluten-Free Snacks with Hickory Farms

Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? Along with keeping up with your exercise regiment, it is also important that you choose the right foods. Try practicing a gluten-free diet to experience these impressive health benefits.

Gluten-free and your health

In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance has risen considerably. This has led to an increase in the research that has been done on gluten in the diet. Many of these studies have shown that eliminating gluten from your meals can have some amazing effects, including lower cholesterol levels, improved digestive health, and increased energy.

In addition to eliminating allergens, another reason that gluten-free diets are so effective is simply because you often find gluten in heavily processed foods. Giving up these types of food is inherently good for you. Because of this, many individuals who switch to a gluten-free diet also report weight loss as one of the benefits.

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Hickory Farms’ Gluten-Free Options

If you love Hickory Farms’ products but are considering switching to a gluten-free diet, you don’t need to worry. A number of our best-loved treats are completely gluten-free.

Fruit fans on a gluten-free diet will be excited to find out that they can still enjoy a number of our fresh fruit baskets, such as our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box, as well as our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection, featuring dried apricots, pears, plums, and mango.

If you love meat, Hickory Farms has you covered. Try our Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham or our brand new Dry Aged Salami.

HoneyGold Ham from Hickory Farms

For those of you who are concerned that you won’t be able to satisfy your sweet tooth on a gluten-free diet, you will be relieved to hear that we offer three gluten-free sweet treats: our Famously Thin Peanut Brittle, Mini Melt Aways, and Peppermint Snow Mints.

Embrace a healthy gluten-free diet without having to give up your favorite treats by bringing home these delicious Hickory Farms gluten-free snacks.

Sweet & Salty Hickory Farm Snack Selections

Some foods just naturally go well together, with each making the other taste even better when paired. At Hickory Farms, we pride ourselves on our excellent selections for our gift baskets. Each product is taste-tested and chosen with great care to please our loyal customers who rely on us for quality products year round.

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Below are some of our favorites we’re sure that you will enjoy.

  • Our Hickory Farms Cheese Sampler is a fine gift idea and handy to have on hand to serve unexpected company. Three varieties of cheddar, along with Smoked Gouda, Three Cheese and Onion blends, come with our crisp Golden Toasted Crackers that are lightly dusted with sea salt. For a special taste treat, pair our cheeses with slices of Crown Comice, Red D’Anjou, and Golden pears and Fuji and Granny Smith apples from our Fresh From the Farm Gift Basket.
  • Your next gathering is sure to be a hit with Hickory Farms Jalapeno and Cheddar 3-Pack served with our Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers trio. This traditional snack stands the test of time and taste.
  • When you can’t decide between sweet and savory treats, go with our All Day Celebration Gift Box with enough of both tucked inside to satisfy any craving. Four flavorful sausage varieties, five cheese selections, and two types of crackers are just the beginning. Add in some melt-in-your-mouth Peanut Brittle, Cranberry & Sesame Nut mix, Spiced Almonds, and Peppermint Snow Mints. We even include two of our favorite mustard flavors, Honey & Pineapple and Sweet Hot, so you and your guests can experiment with taste sensations to achieve snack perfection.

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We make shopping a breeze for our customers, with store locations in the United States and Canada. Can’t find one near you? No problem! Call 800.753.8558 and place an order to be shipped straight to your door. We also accept online orders 24 hours a day from our secure site to protect our customer’s privacy.

Celebrate the New Year with These Delightful Desserts

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party, there are tons of things to consider, including your theme, the guest list, and the type of champagne to serve. But, as with any occasion, you don’t want to forget the dessert. For a delicious start to 2015, celebrate New Year’s with desserts inspired by Hickory Farms ingredients and these delicious recipes.

Orange and Ginger Cheesecake Ball

For a sweet twist on chips and dips, try this decadent dessert-style cheesecake ball. Start by mixing together a package of cream cheese with a bit of butter, some powdered sugar, and both the zest and the juice of a Mandarin Orange from our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket. Finish by adding a handful of chopped crystallized ginger.

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Form the mixture into a ball and chill overnight. Before you serve, top the cheesecake ball with toasted coconut and arrange it on a platter surrounded by pieces of pound cake and slices of Fuji Apples and Crown Comice Pears from the basket.

Log Cake

If you are looking for a truly traditional dessert, consider a New Year’s Log Cake. To make the cake, beat egg whites until frothy before adding sugar, vanilla, and ground nuts from our Grand Nut Party Assortment Tin. Complete the batter with flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon before baking.

After removing the cake from the pan, top with a mixture of whipped cream, sugar, and amaretto, then roll up the cake and finish with more nuts.

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Chocolate Puffs

For another great way to use our mixed nuts, try a Chocolate Puff. Start by mixing the filling by combining cream cheese with sugar, chocolate-hazelnut spread, our chopped nuts, and whipped cream.

Next, build the puffs by mixing sugar, flour, and cocoa powder into water, melted butter, and salt. Bake the puffs, then scoop out the soft dough inside and replace the dough with your chocolate cream.

With these decadent New Year’s Eve treats, your guests will start 2015 with a satisfied sweet tooth. For help with all of your party snacks, check out the great selection at Hickory Farms.