Hickory Farms Snacks that Wow Your Pool Party Guests

With the weather heating up, it is time to start planning your first pool party of the season. While you will need the basics, including pool toys, lively music, and good friends, one of the most important components of a great pool party is the food. Make a spread of treats that are nice and refreshing by trying out these dishes using kiwis from one of our fabulous Hickory Farms fruit baskets, Bountiful Tastings.

Kiwi Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

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Cinnamon and kiwis are just two of the unexpected flavors that you will find in this delicious twist on chips and salsa. Start by peeling and dicing your kiwis, along with the Fuji apples from the basket, a good handful of raspberries, and chopped strawberries. Combine the fruit in a small bowl and top with brown sugar and a scoop of strawberry jam.

Next make your chips. Cut tortillas into wedges and coat them with vegetable spray. For extra sweetness, toss the tortillas in cinnamon and sugar before baking.

Kiwi Coleslaw

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Dressing up your coleslaw can transform this picnic staple into something a little more playful. For this version, start by mixing shredded cabbage with grated carrots and slices of celery. Then, toss the veggies with chopped kiwi fruit and a few tablespoons of your favorite French dressing. For the finishing touches, top with coarsely chopped Mixed Nuts from the basket.

Ambrosia

It wouldn’t truly be an outdoor party without a good ambrosia salad. This version adds in a little extra fruit for a tropical twist that is perfect for lounging by the pool. First, mix together the fruit, including your chopped kiwis, the Navel Oranges from the basket, a couple bananas, a mango, and a handful of raisins. Then, simply combine the whole thing together with some whipped cream and a bit of shredded coconut.

With these three delicious dishes, our kiwis will be the real star of your next pool party. Order one of our Hickory Farms Bountiful Tastings baskets today, and treat your family to fresh fruits, crunchy snacks, creamy cheeses, and plenty of other delicious surprises.

Deliciously Cold Spiked Apple Cider with Granny Smith Apples

Although apple cider is traditionally associated with a chilly autumn evening, with the right recipe, it can also make a fantastic summer treat. Grab some of our delicious Granny Smith apples from the Hickory Farms Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box, and whip up this refreshing summer cider cocktail.

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The Gift Box

With so many delicious varieties of fruit, including Navel Oranges, Bartlett Green Pears, Kiwi Fruit, Mango, and more, every fruit lover will savor this gift box. While the crisp and juicy fruit tastes great on its own, the vibrant flavors will also add something special to any recipe. Chop up the fruit and serve it with Greek yogurt, toss it with mint for a sweet salad, or invent your very own unique recipes by using these amazing ingredients as inspiration.

The Drink

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Now that you have found the perfect apples, it is time to whip up your refreshing cider cocktail. If possible, try to find a spiced cider from a local farm or orchard. Then, pour the cider into a pitcher with ice and stir the cider well so that it gets nice and cold. For a little kick, pour in some dark rum. If you like it a little spicy, you can also mix in a bit of cinnamon schnapps.

Now that you have the cocktail assembled, put it in the refrigerator to chill further while you prepare the garnish. Simply chop your Granny Smith apple into bite sized pieces and toss them with lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning. Using a decorative skewer, place about four pieces of apple on each skewer. Now all you have to do is pour your cocktail into a highball glass, garnish with the apple skewer, and let the fun begin.

With this cold and refreshing cocktail paired with our fresh Granny Smith apples, you can enjoy the delicious flavors of apple cider all year long. Fill your home with a fantastic assortment of fresh fruits with the Hickory Farms Very Special Fruit Gift Box.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Hickory Farms Gift Baskets

On Father’s Day, it’s time to fire up the grill and raise a toast to the men who have made a difference in our lives. To really thank your dad for all that he has done, you want to give him a gift that he will treasure. For the dad with refined tastes, treat him to the high-quality ingredients and bold flavors of these Hickory Farms Father’s Day gifts.

Make it a real party

Fresh from the farm, the Toast the Traditions basket is overflowing with a delicious assortment. Healthy dads will love that the basket comes with fresh fruit, including Red D’Anjou Pears, as well as our Mixed Nuts and Roasted Salted Pistachios. For the perfect pairing, slice up the creamy and delicious Farmhouse Cheddar or Smoked Cheddar Blend and pour a glass of the La Crema Chardonnay. To satisfy your dad’s sweet tooth, he will be thrilled with the Chocolate Covered Cashews.

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Give the gift of variety

If your dad loves to entertain, the Hickory Farms Warm & Hearty Welcome Gift Box is the perfect choice. Full of some of our most popular items, this gift box features everything you need for a delicious snack platter.

Meat lovers will rejoice at the assortment of sausages, including our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and our deliciously sweet Brown Sugar & Honey Turkey Summer Sausage. For the cheese fans, you will find our Smoked Cheddar Blend, our Three Cheese and Onion Blend, and our Farmhouse Cheddar. Combine these with our crackers and mustards, and you have made any dad’s dream snack.

Go for sophisticated

For dads that enjoy the finer things in life, you can’t go wrong with the Signature Gift Box with Red Wine. This classic assortment includes our Summer Sausage, three of our most popular cheeses, and the vibrant fruit notes of the Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon.

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With so many different options to choose from, Hickory Farms has the perfect gift box to please every dad. Be sure to order soon to give your dad a Father’s Day gift to remember.