Make Hickory Farms part of your holiday traditions!

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According to a national survey, nearly half of American adults agree that the holiday shopping season officially starts when they see Hickory Farms arrive at their local mall.  When I was growing up, I remember going to the Hickory Farms store at our local mall with my parents to pick out our holiday treats!  We would always get Beef Summer Sausage and the Mini Melt Away Mints (which were my favorite!).  Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings.  Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.

Hickory Farms is America’s most famous holiday food gift brand, enjoyed by holiday shoppers seeking the perfect gifts for family and friends for over 60 years.  Now that I have a family of my own, we have continued to make Hickory Farms a part of our holiday traditions!  We have fondue every year on New Year’s Eve and always have the Beef Summer Sausage as a part of that!  I was not surprised at all to hear that Hickory Farms Signature Summer Sausage has been awarded the Masters of Taste Gold Medal for Superior Taste for having the #1 Summer Sausage in America.

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Hickory Farms products make great gifts for teachers, friends, and neighbors.  They’re perfect for holiday gatherings, too!  They offer a wide variety of food gifts that are perfect for any budget and for everyone on your list this year.  Hickory Farms’ food gifts are available at Holiday Market locations nationwide, on and at leading retailers.  I love that on their site, they make it so easy to find the perfect gift.  You can shop by price, browse their specials, or look at specific food items such as sausage and cheese or fruit and nuts.


This year, I received this Hickory Farms White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark from Hickory Farms to share with my family.  This product is brand new and it did not last long at all!  It’s a mix of white chocolate, dark chocolate that is hand swirled with mint and crushed candy canes.  How can you go wrong with those ingredients?  I enjoyed it by itself.  My kids tried it in their hot chocolate and said it was delicious.  It comes packaged in a box with a ribbon, so it would make a great gift for neighbors, too!

Now YOU have a chance to try this Hickory Farms Peppermint Bark, too!

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Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler-2For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to participate in a Hickory Farms review and giveaway during the holidays!  This is something I look forward to EVERY year and I was thrilled when I was asked to participate again!

For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together.  As a child, I can remember visiting the Hickory Farms kiosk at our local mall during the holidays to get cheese balls, beef sticks, and Melt Away Mints for our annual New Year’s Eve gathering.   We have continued this tradition in our family and we love to serve the Hickory Farms summer sausage with cheese fondue on New Year’s Eve.  Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings and Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.  Hickory Farms not only embraces passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.

This year, my family received the Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler pictured above!  I actually had to hide it when it first arrived because I knew that it would be gone before I had a chance to review it if my family got ahold of it!

This sampler pack includes the following items:

  • Turkey Summer Sausage
  • Beef Summer Sausage
  • Smoked Gouda Blend
  • Sweet Hot Mustard
  • Golden Toasted Crackers

The Gouda mixed with the summer sausage on crackers is so, so GOOD!  This is a perfect gift for neighbors and is great for family gatherings, too!

Start a Hickory Farms tradition with YOUR family and enter to win a Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler!  

Hickory Farms Beef & Turkey Gift Basket Giveaway

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Here’s where you can get Hickory Farms products for YOUR family:

  • Online at

  • In almost 600 Holiday Market stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers

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