Traditions Matter Because You Get to Remember Family

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My mom always told me that variety is the spice of life and she sure was right. My mom was a Hickory Farms lover and they offer a variety of specialty foods and holiday food gifts that are perfect for any budget and for everyone on your list this year. Some people are leery about giving food as gifts, but with Hickory Farms you don't have to worry. Quality, freshness and value are key traits of Hickory Farms’ holiday treats and gifts. For more than 60 years Hickory Farms has been providing holiday shoppers with options that not only present beautifully, but also taste delicious. I can remember going to the Hickory Farms store in the mall with my parents back when I was a toddler!

One of the things my mom always raved about was the Hickory Farms Summer Sausage. She said it was her favorite and would always make a point to getting it every year. So it doesn't surprise me that it was recently rated the #1 Summer Sausage in America, winning the Masters of Taste Gold Medal for Superior Taste, in 2011.

This year Hickory Farms is proud to introduce its first ever Signature Chocolate Collection. The 1lb chocolate assortment offers the true taste of American confectionary craftsmanship. Each piece is cooked in small batches using the finest ingredients and paired with premium milk or dark chocolate. The Hickory Farms Signature Chocolate Collection is available in select stores, from the catalogue and online at

Another great reason our family loves Hickory Farms is that they partner with Share Our Strength (SOS) – a leading national nonprofit organization that works to stamp out childhood hunger. For each Party Planner gift box sold this holiday season, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. To date Hickory Farms and its customers have donated $3.3 million!

Hickory Farms also has five products that offer free shipping to military APO and FPO addresses, including the “Festive Cheese Sampler” gift basket and “Beef Hearty Hickory” basket. So they are military friendly too! I just love seeing companies that give back to the people who matter the most and with Hickory Farms, they aren't just a family tradition to us. They are a way to help others too.

So if you're still looking for the perfect gift, give Hickory Farms this year and make it a day to remember!