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.

For Another Great Year: Employee Anniversary Gift Ideas

Whether your company is turning five or 50, business anniversaries are important milestones that should be celebrated. Show your employees that you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication with these employee anniversary gift giving ideas.

Benefits of an employee anniversary program

Initiating an employee anniversary program not only makes your employees feel valued, but there are tons of additional benefits that many companies experience when introducing recognition programs.

One of the primary benefits is that employee anniversary programs can be a great way to boost morale. For big milestones, such as ten years in business, you may also want to consider expanding the outreach of your party to include customers, suppliers, and the surrounding community. This is a great way to build stronger relationships with your friends and neighbors.


Treat the guests to something extra special

An anniversary party is an appropriate time to present your employees and other supporters with a nice gift. Some companies will opt for a tiered system of gifts, giving the employees that have been with the company the longest a more expensive present than newer employees receive. Other companies will opt for a more equitable gift distribution system. For an extra nice touch, consider treating the spouses of your employees to a gift as well.

If you are unsure what gift you want to present to your employees, you may want to do something nice for them instead. Before the big party, for example, you could have all of the employees over to your house for a gourmet luncheon.

Gift baskets are another fantastic idea. The collection of Anniversary Gift Baskets from Hickory Farms is a great way to show your employees and clients how much they mean. Treat your vendors and clients to a basket filled with Summer Sausage; gift your staff with our sausages and cheese; or hand out tins of our gourmet mixed nuts.

Plan a great anniversary party for your staff and business connections with these tips and our employee anniversary gift giving ideas from Hickory Farms.


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.


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.


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.