Have a Hickory Farms Holiday! (#Giveaway)

Hickory Farms Summer Sausage. Quite possibly the best food ever created. In fact, just typing those words, my mouth is watering.

For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. 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.

This holiday Hickory Farms sent me a super cool tool bag filled with summer sausage, cheeses crackers and even spiced almonds!

Hickory Farms Tool Bag Giveaway


Cute right?! Well they are also allowing me to giveaway a gift bag, just lik you see here, to my readers! It’s simple to enter. Just comment below telling me your favorite Hickory Farm memory. If you have yet to try them, tell me why you’d like to! (Contest begins 11/26/12 and ends 12/8/12 at 11:59pm MDT. Full rules can be found here)

When I worked in the corporate world, we’d get tons of gift baskets delivered to the office this time of year. My favorite was when I worked for a bank in their new branches division and we’d divy up the baskets of goodies! Hickory Farms were always the first to get claimed. You had to be fast to score the delicious summer sausage. Luckily I was the executive assistant to the VP so those baskets had to get through me before reaching the rest of the staff. *insert maniacal laugh here*

I was so thrilled to get this tool bag filled with yummy treats that I almost didn’t want to share with anyone. I did, however, share with family at a gathering we had. See, I can be nice! I mostly shared the pepper jack cheese as it’s SPICY and I know how much my husbands family loves it.

So, would you share the gift bag or keep it to yourself if you won?

Hickory Farms has over 700 pop-up locations this holiday season, or you can always buy online at HickoryFarms.com


disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms. 


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  1. Janet F says

    My favorite Hickory Farm memory.is eating the deliciousjanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com Summer Sausage with my family.

  2. Sarah L says

    When I was growing up, my uncle would send our family a cheese box. It’s what we’d eat on Christmas day while waiting for dinner. Then we’d eat it the rest of the week (didn’t last very long)
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Erin Parker says

    There’s something very Christmas-y about Hickory Farms…when I was a child I had a great-uncle who would always send us a basket, and it was so much fun to peel back the wrapping and discover all the treats hidden inside.

  4. Michelle H. says

    My favorite memory is sampling items from their store as a kid and my parents bringing home a summer sausage.

  5. Betty C says

    My dad always bought Hickory Farms every year for the holidays. It wasn’t always the same things and that was part of the excitement.

  6. Charlene Kuser says

    My favorite Hickory Farm memory is when I got summer sausage and smoked
    cheddar cheese for Christmas.I can remember how great it tasted and I forgot all about the ham I had cooked,it had such a pleasant taste and I snacked on it every day until it was gone.

  7. Corey Olomon says

    I would give it to my parents as Hickory Farms baskets are always my father’s favorite gifts.

  8. Dani says

    I remember it always felt like Christmas when the mall had a Hickory Farms store in the middle of the hall.

  9. Trisha McKee says

    When my mom was alive, she would throw these big Christmas Eve parties and always include Hickory Farm goodies! She’d let me snack on them as she got foods ready! It is such a special memory- us preparing for what was going to be a great night, snacking and giggling and talking about the night to come.

  10. meme says

    mine is looking through their catalog every year with my mom and picking out just the right family gift for loved ones

  11. Holly S. says

    My best Hickory Farms memories were of making their Christmas breakfast gift box every Christmas morning. My grandma would send them to us every year as gifts. Thanks!

  12. jeannine s says

    My favorite memory is going to my grandparents house and them having a platter out for christmas

  13. Christian Alejandro N. says

    I love the smoked cheddar. I would love to share a basket like this on christmas

  14. Carolyn Daley says

    My fondest memories with Hickory Farms always take place on Christmas Eve. Our family host a Christmas party for relatives and close friends every Christmas Eve. We always have a spread of snacks & sweeties. We have Hickory Farm summer sausage, cheddar cheese, and crackers. We buy giant sandwiches at Walmart. Not party is complete without snickerdoodle cookies, fudge, and peanut butter clusters. I really enjoy the good food, especially Hickory Farm’s summer sausage sandwiched between cheddar and crackers.

  15. kimbly says

    I have great memories of going to the mall as a kid and stopping in at the Hickory Farms store for a sample of their summer sausage. I wish we had a local store where I live now!

  16. Mary Diehl says

    I have never tried the Hickory Farm goodies, but my son said he received one last year and loved it and was hoping he’d get one this year. lol. He said he knows we would love it. So I’d love to win one to try it and Maybe share on Christmas Day. I’d have to think about the sharing.

  17. mary gardner says

    for years our family has been getting a hickory farms gift box for new year’s to share while watching the ball drop

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  18. John Hutchens says

    I would like to try it ,it looks good . I have heard of hickory farms but never tried it

  19. Pam says

    I love going to Hickory Farm stores set up in the mall. I use to take my children and we would walk around and around trying to decide what couple of items we wanted most. We always made good choices – and a cheeseball was always one of our selections!

  20. AndreaH says

    My favorite memory of Hickory Farms is when I was in my early teens. My dad would take us to the mall where they had a seasonal cart area set up in the middle of the walk and we would go there every year and get us each a stick of their smoked cheddar as a treat. I looked forward to it every time!

  21. Shanda J says

    One year when I was a preteen my parents got a Hickory Farm package from one of their jobs. I enjoyed trying all of the items.

  22. Peggy Bolling says

    I guess I wouldn’t be selfish, I’d share with hubby and maybe the next door neighbor lol

  23. Annette Rosenberg says

    When I was a kid, every December, a little Hickory Farms booth opened in our local shopping mall. It was magical, food that came gift wrapped. My Mom would take me every year so we could get Grandpa his favorite gift.

  24. Sheila K. says

    My parents used to get a Hickory Farms package every year and we kids would jump right in!

  25. kathy pease says

    I have not tried hickory farms but it looks really delicious and would make a nice gift for my daughter in college

  26. Debra Guillen says

    I haven’t tried Hickory Farms but would like to because I have heard good things about them.

  27. Michelle L says

    I would love to try this and give it to my boyfriend. He loves meats and cheeses. We have never tried this product before.

  28. Amy DeLong says

    have not tried them yet,but have heard such yummy things about them!

  29. Vicki D. says

    I would give this to my husband. He would have a new tool bag, and our family would all enjoy the goodies inside.

  30. clarissa says

    i would keep it. I have not tried Hickory Farms yet…my family likes cheese and crackers though

  31. Dominique says

    I’ve never tried it, but my husband LOVES their sausage. I’d love to try it because he’s always telling me how great it is and it might be nice if I share. 😉

  32. Susan Smith says

    I remember my parents would always get Hickory Farms for Christmas. I loved the cheese and sausage.

  33. Ann Council says

    My daughter loves Hickory Farms and she looks for it every year. I have already ordered a pack for her and its under the tree but I sure could use one.

  34. Dorothy Hubbard says

    I have a few Hickory farm memories, In years past I can remember sending once in awhile a gift box to a family friend or family member. Picking what to send was always the hardest.

  35. Jennifer Roberts says

    I always see them in the mall but have not purchased anything from them. I would love to try any of their items!!

  36. Michelle Tucker says

    We went to the mall so very infrequently, but I was always so excited to go. We would go into the Hickory Farms store and just be wide eyed with all the food choices. I mean, those samples they gave us were amazing. It’s the one store in the mall I remember being so excited about. Guess even when I was a child, I knew I’d be a foodie.

  37. says

    On Christmas Eve, when we go out to look at lights, Santa makes an extra special early pit stop and leaves new pj’s, blanket or slippers, a movie or game and ALWAYS a Hickory Farms gift so we have something to do while awaiting his “real” visit.

  38. Padma Miller says

    When I was first married, I always bought gift packets for my in-laws. Now I know them well enough to get them something.

  39. Brenda Elsner says

    We always had a hickory farm gift basket under the tree for christmas every year. We couldn’t wait to open it up!!

  40. Diane W says

    I would share the treats with my family and friends and give the tool bag to my husband.


  41. heather c says

    I remember my dad’s stocking, filled with sausages, and he’d sit there in the afternoon, just slicing from one and chowing down. He liked Santa!

  42. Margie says

    I have used these gift packages in previous years. I’d keep this one for myself for holiday entertaining. It’s so convenient to have extra crackers, sausage and cheese on hand.

  43. Barbara Stenby says

    When I was little my Aunt & Uncle used to put the Hickory Farms basket out at Christmas and I remember how great it was because we never got anything like that at home! It was so special and now I get the chance to win one AWESOME!

  44. Aimee Fontenot says

    I would love to try Hickory Farms so that my family can start a new tradition with them. We love cheeses and sausages.

  45. Vikki Billings says

    The one memory I have from Hickory Farms is that every Christmas my dad would go to Hickory Farms and buy some Beef summer sausage. We had it every Christmas and I still buy it for my Christmas dinners.

  46. Nicole Lancaster says

    My favorite Hickory Farms memory is of my grandparents cutting up the beef logs and cheese and setting them out for everyone to enjoy at our New Year’s Eve party. My siblings and myself would fight over the beef slices.

  47. Stephanie Thompson says

    As a kid we always had Hickory Farms Sausage, Crackers, and Cheese to snack on while sitting around watching Christmas shows. Always very good and made the family time even that much more enjoyable. I have shared it many times with my kids and would say it has become a family tradition.

  48. Jennifer R says

    My favorite Hickory Farm memory is sharing sausage and cheese with my family on Christmas night.

  49. Gianna says

    I remember going over to relatives house where they would serve what was in the baskets and gift boxes.

  50. says

    We stop by our local Hickory Farms kiosk each Christmas and buy a summer sausage, a port wine cheeseball and some of their delicious mustard. It’s a family tradition! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  51. Rita Meadows says

    It’s become a tradition that my husband receives a Hickory Farms gift basket for Christmas each year, along with a Christmas tie LOL! He lves both

  52. Richard Hicks says

    As a kid I remember going with folks to the mall and buying lots of their stuff for xmas gifts

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  53. Theresa H says

    When they used to make their sparkling cider…we loved to get it for the holidays…especially for New Year’s Eve celebration

  54. Lucy Schwartz says

    My father loved dried fruit and Hickory Farms always had the nicest assortments of dried fruit and we would get him one for his Christmas gift. He loved every piece of it. So now whenever I look over their catalog and see the dried fruit I thnk of my dad and the wonderful Christmas’ we had together.

  55. Marie C says

    Mom and Dad would get a large hunk of Hickory Farms swiss cheese, summer sausage and rye bread and slice it up for lunch.

  56. says

    I remember tasting Hickory Farms summer sausage for the first time as a child. I’ll never forget eating it with crackers and honey mustard! Each time I see the Hickory Farms stand at the mall during the holidays, it brings a smile to my face.

  57. Valeen N says

    Once we got one in the mail, and it was like Christmas came early! We sat around the kitchen table and had a little sampling party! I felt so grown-up giving my opinion and what tasted great!

  58. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I can remember family bringing them to mom and dad and we3 loved trying all the goodies
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  59. Corrie R says

    My grandmother used to get the wheel of little cheeses and sausage and that was the best ever to snack on!

  60. Becky Richied says

    Hickory Farms was one of my mom’s favorite places. The store s popping up more so around the holiday season. My mom used to bring me and my girls a huge box gift from Hickory Farms every year. I really miss that. We used all sit around laughing and talking about how delish it was while stuffing our faces.

  61. Alexia Miller says

    My favorite memory of Hickory Farms is of receiving free samples of summer sausage and cheese when I was a kid.

  62. McKim says

    My dad’s boss would always get him a box from Hickory Farms and we thought it was quite a treat when he brought it home.

  63. Solducky says

    Share, except for the summer sausage. That baby would stay with me. And my thighs….

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  64. Elle says

    I used to get so excited when the Hickory Farms kiosk would return to our mall. Maybe not as excited as Santa’s Workshop returning but still pretty excited. Sure sign that the holidays are here!

  65. micheal dale grim says

    evry year when we went to the mall to do christmas shopping we would pass there awesome stand and try there samples,everything always looked so good and yummy!!we always got my grandmother something there for christmas!!1

  66. Michelle W says

    I remember shopping every year for the perfect Hickory Farms set for my grandfather for Christmas, he looked forward to it every year

  67. Tammy Mauk says

    I was a terminal manager for a truckline. I would always get hickory farms from a certain company. I looked forward to it every year!!!

  68. Jill says

    I remember my Dad bringing these home from the Office when he’d receive them as gifts from co-workers and we’d eat them. Yummy!

  69. Jen Dionne says

    Favorite memory was buying several one year with my sister at a mall kiosk for relatives and everyone ended up loving them!!

  70. Kathy Artis says

    I remember the family getting together & stringing popcorn for the Christmas tree. I haven’t tried Hickory Farms, but would love to have for me & hubby to try for Christmas.

  71. stony says

    My grandparents always had a gift basket for snacking around the holidays, I always like eating the sausage and different cheeses

  72. says

    I remember every single Christmas, my dad’s family would have Hickory Farms on their snack table! To this day, when I think of Hickory Farms, I think of happy family memories!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  73. ky2here says

    This was one of my favorite childhood holiday experiences. I loved to unwrap all the exotic (at least to me at that age) packages and try the different cheeses and nuts. My parents would get frustrated because I wanted to open EVERYTHING NOW!

    ky2here at msn dot com

  74. Lisa McGrattan says

    My Mom used to order Hickory Farms every year when I was growing up. We used to fight over the cheese balls.
    If I won, I would share with my husband’s family during our Christmas party. YUM

  75. Shawn says

    My favorite Hickory Farms memory is traveling out of town when I was younger and always going to one with my mom. We would try all the samples throughout the store and buy a variety of their items. Love Hickory Farms.

  76. Meaghan F. says

    They always set up a stall in our local mall and we stopped by every year to get cheese balls.

  77. jules p says

    oh..the best thing is i remember walking through the mall, and stopping in at Hickory Farms (when they had a store in our mall) and my dad would let us pick out one thing we wanted to buy. I always picked a cheese.

  78. tammy shelton says

    Remember seeing their Mall Displays… never bought any so I would love to try it now!

  79. Amanda K. says

    I have no Hickory Farms memories, but I’d love to try them because I have friends who tell me how great their products are!

  80. says

    My favorite Hickoy Farms memory is when we received our first basket from our Realtor after buying our home. What a nice gift!
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. ashley says

    i have not tried them but I would like to because I think it would make a great gift for the inlaws for christmas

  82. Mary Cloud says

    I remember my Grandma would get Hickory Farms gift boxes for Christmas and us grandchildren would sample them
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  83. Danai says

    I remember getting in to my grandparent’s gift box every year and eating their strawberry candies.

  84. danielle lima says

    we used to get my grandfather a gift basket of cheese and sausages for christmas every year while he was alive

  85. Michael S. says

    One of the things I remember is getting a gift set for my brother-in-law, who drove eight hours to stay with me for a week while I recovered from surgery. That was really appreciated!

  86. MaryR says

    The holidays would not be same without some Hickory Farms sausage and cheese, and the petit fours.

  87. krista grandstaff says

    My parents would always get several of these throughout the holidays…we brought them out on Christmas Eve…on Christmas Day afternoon…New Years eve…but they would start buying them at the beginning of the football season…we’d have one on Sundays…

  88. Kylie C says

    We always had some of the sausages out before the holiday meals and I remember running about playing as a kid and grabbing the little rounds off the table!

  89. Susan Audrey says

    My dad used to get a few of these each year for his co-workers, he’d always get one extra for us to have at home. I’ve loved the summer sausage my whole life! :)

  90. says

    I have memories of around Christmastime visiting the local mall and picking up our favorite Hickory Farms treats. We would usually eat them together while we wrapped presents:)

  91. Starla says

    About five years ago I gave away Hickory Farm products as gifts and that was the best year because EVERYONE was pleased with what they received from me. It can be so hard to buy for people sometimes!

  92. Norma says

    We always loved the summer sausage. It makes it seem like Christmas! Of course I would share… at least a little!

  93. LAMuisng says

    My Dad would always bring a HF basket home for the holidays – we’d did right in! I’d share this with my mom :)

  94. Danielle Porter says

    My grandpa used to buy us stuff from Hickory Farms every year. He did all his shopping through catalogs!!! So my brother and I always got stacks of catalogs and got to go through them and pick what we wanted and circled it! From Hickory Farms we always circled smoked cheddar cheese in the Hickory Farms catalogs, and got some every year. 😉

  95. Jeremy says

    Every Christmas we would all enjoy a log of summer sausage, cheese, and crackers. This year I’ll be in Iraq wishing I was home.

  96. Stephanie says

    I remember when I was a kid, that my uncle sent a big box of Hickory Farm items in the mail to our family. It was such a treat because there were so many delicious things for us to try. I esp enjoyed the strawberry candies they used to include when I was little.

  97. Becky B says

    When I was little I absolutely LOVED walking around in their store at the mall with my mom and dad. There were always cool samples to try. Some strange but tasty ones too like blueberry cheese (no, not BLUE cheese, blueberry!), etc. I think I loved them all. They’ve closed down nearby, and I haven’t had any Hickory Farms yummy treats in quite a while. This would be fun for my family to experience! Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. says

    I remember there was a Hickory Farms store in our mall. My grandparents would take me & let me eat all the samples. Ah good times!

  99. Laura L says

    I remember seeing all the catalogs with the yummies when I was a child. I would dream of what mom might order.

  100. Sue Hull says

    I love Hickory Farms cheese logs and sausage too! I haven’t had it for yrs. When I was younger and still living at home I would go to the Hickory Farms Store in the mall and get cheese logs and sausages cheap because I had a friend who worked there. I’d bring it home and share it with my mom & sisters around the holidays. No one has food and treats like Hickory Farms. This would be such a wonderful treat and bring back good memories. Thank you for the oh so yummy giveaway! :)

  101. renee sullins says

    My mother and I went to see a movie at the Houston Galleria when I was a fairly young girl. It was The Great Gatsby. Afterwards, the Hickory Farms in the mall had a promotion of Gatsby Cheese! I remember I loved it…and thought it was the coolest thing to tie-in a cheese to a movie – especially one that had Robert Redford in it! From that day, I always loved to treat myself to the Summer Sausage, cheese and the wonderful mustards they have…makes for a wonderful picinic – even at home!

  102. Kristie Belding says

    Every Christmas season as far back as I can remember our local mall has set up a Hickory Farms kiosk. We would sample all the goodies, then buy at least $30 in sausages. Cheese, crackers, and sausage is a staple in our home!

  103. says

    Every year, we would buy a package of Hickory Farms, and sit in a cuddle trying different things. Hickory Farms, for us, was only for the holidays – I would LOVE to get this giveaway so I could experiment with different ideas for the blog, “What should I cook?”

    For many, Hickory Farms represents holidays, and snow because the packaging always include “snow,” “trees,” etc. I wish they could be celebrated all the year long!

  104. Sarah says

    When I was little, my dad would instruct us to lay out summer sausage and cheese for Santa on Christmas Eve. Dad said that Santa got tired of cookies, lol. I think Santa looked forward to eating that after we went to bed, lol

  105. Rachel Miller says

    My grandparents always had a Hickory Farms basket full of sausage & cheese that we would snack on while opening presents :)

  106. Kathy Artis says

    I’ve never tried Hickory farms, but would love to serve as a treat for my family
    coupon.artis @ gmail dot com

  107. Brynn says

    I remember getting one of these from my grandparents every year for Christmas! Even though they are no longer with us it is still such a wonderful reminder of the happiness their gift brought us :)

  108. says

    This was a staple gift that my dad used to get from his mom and dad every year for Christmas when I was a kid. I remember getting home from their house and tearing into the gift box! It was such a treat!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  109. Christopher Wetmore says

    Well, it would be testing my self-control and altruism, but I’d (eventually) share with my family…or bring stuff to our annual Christmas gettogether.

  110. debbie jackson says

    Remember seeing this, but think I failed to enter. So if it is a duplicate, sorry.

    My husband introduced me to Hickory Farms and we look forward to shopping for it every year

  111. MJ Argo says

    There was a Hickory Farms store at a mall we used to go to when I was little. So I always associate Hickory Farms with Christmas shopping.

  112. Carmen Q. says

    My favorite memory of Hickory Farms is just walking through the mall when I was a kid with my family and trying out their free samples, especially the smoked cheeses and sausages, yum!

  113. Nikkita Berg says

    We always got the meat and cheese and would eat it while we were decorating for Christmas We still do the same to this day!

  114. Kathy Artis says

    I haven’t got to try hickory farms but sure would like to, & looks like it would make a great gift
    coupon.artis @ gmail dot com

  115. Holly S. says

    My favorite memories of Hickory Farms is from my grandma. Every Christmas, she would have delivered to my family (she lives 2 states away), the Breakfast Collection and the Petit Fours, and we would cook it for breakfast on Christmas morning. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  116. kim lazor says

    Hickory Farms is more of a tradition in my family…I remember when I was little looking through the holiday catalog, and circling all my favorites, just like I did with the Sears catalog! Both my Mom and Grandmother have been sending Hickory Farms Gifts for years, and I still get excited when I get the catalog in the mail for the holiday season. It wouldn’t seem like Christmas with our traditional port wine cheese ball and summer sausage. Love it!

  117. Jill H says

    I remember my parents receiving Hickory Farms products for gifts. I really liked the cheese spread.

  118. Christine Waddell says

    When I was a kid, someone gave my parents a Hickory Farms gift box every year. I loved the sausages and cheeses. When I was teaching I would pick up a couple bags of their pastel colored mints to put in the teacher’s workroom during December.

  119. Donnetta says

    My husband and dad both love the summer sausage and want it for Christmas. They wold be thrilled to have a gift bag to sample!

  120. Julie Thompson says

    We always have some Hickory farms at our New Years Eve party they are awesome thank you for the giveaway Happy Holidays

  121. Amy Miller says

    I would really love to try them because my In Laws love them and they have good taste in food so Hickory Farms must be good

  122. Jolene says

    As a child, always got a family gift of Hickory Farms, still love it! I would share with my family.

  123. Barb K says

    My best Hickory Farm memory. Is ordering for the first time from the company and tasting there products for the first time they are so good.

  124. Laure A. says

    My parents were teacher and it never failed that one of them would receive a gift basket with Hickory Farms goodies inside. I used to love busting the basket open to have the sausage and crackers…yummmm

  125. Robin A says

    I have never had the opportunity to Hickory Farms products. But I sure would like to try them. Thank you for the contest

  126. Betty Frazier says

    I love Hickory Farms. I got one for Christmas last years and the year before for my husband. I didn’t get much of it, but what I did get, I liked. I would like to win this, because I will get it all this year.

  127. Cassie says

    I’m not sure I have a favorite memory involving Hickory Farms, but the brand always reminds me of Christmas memories with my family.

  128. says

    I’m amazed I even have a favorite Hickory Farms memory, but I do. When I was about 10, I used my allowance money to buy a small summer sausage for my dad. I brought it home and was worried it would go bad before Christmas, not understanding that summer sausage has a shelf life of 150 years or so. So I wrapped it and put it in the garage freezer, but I was afraid he’d see it.

    So I buried it under a bunch of frozen food. Then I’d worry about it. I was constantly going out to the garage to check on the sausage. I was so glad when Christmas morning came. I was so proud of that damn frozen sausage.

  129. Morrissa Warren says

    Favorite memory of having Hickory Farm is sitting outside with the family on a blanket enjoying each other’s company and scarfing down on the yummy food :)

  130. Lisa N. says

    I always loved seeing a Hickory Farms box under the Christmas tree. Because I knew there would be little strawberry candies inside… they were my favorite candy. Of course my parents loved the meat, cheese & crackers…. it was a win-win! I still get excited when I see the Hickory Farm box under the tree. I know my kids now enough the same things I did as a kid. Great memories! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great and memorable gift!

  131. Patti says

    OHH I LOVE Hickory Farms! Always had it at New Year’s parties growing up! It was the perfect Football food on the 1st! If I won I would probably serve it to family!

  132. ruby wade says

    Haven’t had it in ages but it would work out great now, my hubby can have the cheeses (I don’t like cheese) and I can have everything else!!!! :)

  133. Rebecca Graham says

    I remember going to the Hickory Farms stores a long time ago and asking for samples of the cheese ball..

  134. Stephanie Larison says

    We always give a small box to every family member for Christmas every year. We usually get them from the mall so we get a sample of it all first, yum!!

  135. Norma says

    My husband would bring home a basket of HF goodies almost every year at Christmas time and we would dive right in!

  136. jorie rogers says

    My favorite Hickory Farms memory is the spring winery trips my girlfriends and I take and we always bring their summer sausage. It simply tastes the best!

  137. Louis says

    I love summer sausage, and Hickory Farm just makes the best – and I love how great their gift baskets look
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  138. Nicole Stewart says

    When I was a little girl I would go to the mall with my Grandpa and we would always go into the Hickory Farms store to get a few gifts for the people in our family. My Grandpa would pick me up and put me on his shoulders and carry me around the store tasting the cheeses and meats. After gorging on all the tasty foods we would go up to the cashier to pay and my grandpa would always sneak in a big bag of those melt away mints ( the ones that have the sprinkles on them and are pink and green etc..) and on the car ride home we would eat most of the bag! lol!

  139. Racheal S says

    I remember having Hickory Farms cheese, crackers, and meats at our appetizer table every Christmas Eve as a child. I personally haven’t had them in a few years.

  140. says

    Hickory Farms reminds me of when I was little and the annual trip to the mall that my grandma and I would make JUST so she could get her Hickory Farms! <3

  141. Samantha D. says

    I’d really love to try them. I love meats and different cheeses. Not to mention I love crackers. Simple but good combo. What a great giveaway.

  142. Connie Lee says

    Hickory Farms always reminds me of Christmas. This is the time of the year you see the packages of goodies appear, every one looks so good. This is one of the things that help make Christmas special to me.

  143. ELIZABETH C. says

    I’ve tried it and love it. I’ve always loved getting food products for the holidays and my sister had purchased many items from hickory farms.

  144. judy gardner says

    we could never afford hickory farms boxes, so my sister and i would go the day after Christmas and buy a box at half price and save it for new year’s eve. we didnt have much but we were happy!

  145. paula says

    I remember going to the store and buying for holiday gifts and getting to eat samples till I was about to bust :)

  146. debbie jackson says

    I first tried it when I got married and I got hooked debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  147. says

    I remember Hickory Farms from when I was a kid. I have not had it in years. We don’t have even a kiosk for the holidays anymore. Miss that stuff, especially these sampling.

  148. Jennifer says

    My Grandma used to always buy Hickory Farms cheese and bring it over on Christmas Eve. Wonderful memory and I still buy it to this day.

  149. Kathleen Jones says

    When the kids were younger, we’d go to the mall. The kids would beg us to stop at the Hickory Farms booth and ask for samples. They were sooooooo good.

  150. Jennifer Meyers says

    Favorite memory would have to be Christmas Eve nights. My grandparents would always come and stay with us for a few days during Christmas and they would always bring some Hickory Farms summer sausage, cheese, crackers, and spicy mustard. We would sit around all night watching movies, playing games, and just chatting while having a big spread of Hickory Farms goodies to snack on throughout the night. To this day, when I see that familiar logo of theirs I think about my grandfather and those nights and all the fun we had.

  151. Gina O says

    My mother always had a tray of Hickory Farms cheese and sausage available for drop in guests during the holidays. I also remember the excitement when someone sent our family a lovely gift package.

    The Holidays and Hickory Farms just go together :)

  152. Diane Gilliland says

    I love Hickory Farms. My Mom & Dad would set it out the day before Christmas while we visited.

  153. Vanessa says

    I’ve never tried them but I have a family of meat and cheese lovers so this would be awesome for us! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  154. Lisa Paquette says

    Just seeing the picture of the Hickory Farms basket brought back great memories of enjoying a wonderful family evening with board games and movies, all while munching on Hickory Farms sausages, cheeses, crackers! 😀

  155. D Schmidt says

    My favorite memory is my first Hickory Farms experience 6 years ago when my recently deployed Husband gave me one of their gift baskets for Christmas

  156. Tim says

    As a kid we had an aunt send us a huge gift basket of Hickory Farms. I can remember that all of us kids were disappointed that it was “just some cheese” and not cookies. Then when we started eating it we couldn’t stop.

  157. says

    Hickory Farms brings memories of Christmases long ago with my grandparents. They always had the Hickory Farms gift packs and insisted we shared them with them. I miss them so much.

  158. Malia says

    I remember eating Hickory Farms summer sausage with Triscuits at my grandparents house at Christmas. That was the only time of year we ever had Hickory Farms. My sister and I coveted the little strawberry candies that were in the box! I would definitely share the goodies if I were to win, I love passing on holiday memories to my own kids.

  159. John says

    I don’t know if it was hickory farms that I had but I used to get one every year when I was a kid for Christmas, so I guess I’m feeling a little nostalgia.

  160. Danielle Papsis says

    I’ve had Hickory Farm’s Smoked Sausage… My grandparents would get these sort of gifts for their Christmas presents. I’d share with my family if I won.

  161. Michelle says

    My parents woul get a hickory gift basket every year, it was always opened the day after Christmas and very much enjoyed.
    I’d keep it to enjoy with friends.

  162. says

    We used to drive 3 hours to Phoenix every month to visit the orthodontist when I was a kid because we didn’t have one in our small town. Whenever we went we visited the biggest mall there: Metrocenter. We always stopped in at Hickory Farms for their free tastings and left with sausage and cheese for the road. I have such great memories of the smells and tastes from their store. Sad they don’t do that anymore.

  163. Sarah H. says

    I remember each year at the holidays, we would go to the malls and there would be a Hickory Farm stand in the middle of the mall. Everything always looked so good and I wanted to buy it all.

  164. Wilma P says

    We all like Hickory Farms sausages, etc. My 11 year old granddaughter has even requested some Hickory Farms Summer Sausage as part of her Xmas gifts so this would be perfect to give to her.

  165. says

    My favorite memory and funniest of HIckory Farm was the year we bought my father some of the Summer Sausage for Christmas. Well we wrapped it and put it under the tree. The next day we heard my father laughing at the cat, well the cat was attacking his present! My dad thought it was so funny until he realized what it was!!! The cat had chewed thru the wrapping paper and the plastic over the sausage.

  166. says

    I remember this store as a kid…. and I remember sampling it as a kid. My mother never would buy any of their stuff, But she would let me taste the samples. So I never bought it as an adult. Would love to try it now!

  167. Valerie Miller says

    I used to love the smell of that store. My favorite was those strawberry candies wrapped in the shinny strawberry looking foil looking wrapper.

  168. says

    I remember picking out Hickory Farms baskets for my great grandfather and also to send to my dad while he was on deployment overseas. Funny how we remember things like this…I haven’t thought about that in forever!

  169. Brenda C. Wilson-Wong says

    Love to win this Basket of Treats! Hickory Farms is one of my holiday favorites! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  170. Ronda Smith says

    Years ago – we will not say how many. I can remember going to the local mall and walking up to the displays at the Hickory Farms retail store. There would be the store in all it’s glory, but just outside the store front in the halls of the mall was the display filled with all kinds of gifts box sets for the holidays. Can’t forget those trays of samples they had thru the store. And if we were lucky we would be able to bring a log of sausage home.

  171. says

    well i wrote this once and it went away !!!!we had a hickory farms store in the mall .in the town we lived in.it was sooo great to go in and sample everything.it was even better at christmas time..it moved out of town,but came back every year.to a empty store in the mall….and THEY BROUGHT THE SAMPLES WITH THEM !!!!YUM

  172. says

    It was the first year my husband and i were married it was christmas(2000) and his mother and father bought us a small gift basket so everytime i taste it i think of them and christmas.We also gotta break out the red wine to go with it.

  173. Alyssa Kenney says

    I remember as a little kid waiting for my dad to get home on Christmas Eve because his boss always gave him a huge gift basket from hickory farms. For dinner that night we would have summer sausage and cheese and crackers and play games until it was time to go to bed. :)

  174. says

    I don’t know if I have a favorite memory, but I love getting the gift boxes at the office. We all enjoy the treats on our lunch break!

  175. Helen Wagner says

    When I was a little girl, I sooooo looked forward to trips to the mall in a neighboring town, because they had a Hickory Farms store! As you shopped, they offered all kinds of wonderful cheese, sausage and other products to sample! Everything was always tasty! My favorite memories are of my parents buying me my favorite treats…sesame sticks (the best ever) and banana chips! Trips to the Hickory Farms store were so special….and I continue to love their products!

  176. brandy says

    I remember going to the mall when I was younger with my parents and we would go in Hickory Farms and they always had tons of free samples to try. My Mom and Dad would let my sister and I pick out some sausage and cheese We would have it eat before we got home.

  177. SharonF says

    Didn’t have any Hickory Farm growing up, but when my kids were still at home, they alwaya looked forward to the the cheese and sausage tray on Christmas eve

  178. Kelly Carr says

    I would love to win this because my favorite memory is going to the mall & trying all the samples at the Hickory Farms stores whenever we went.

  179. Shelley C. says

    Every year growing up we would get port win cheese & sausage. We always had a tray out while watching the Christmas shows.

  180. Terri says

    Every year since I was a kid there was always a Hickory Farms basket/ platter and My parents would gather us around the coffee table and we eat some before we opened all of our 1 present on Christmas Eve!!!

  181. says

    I love Hickory Farms. It was one thing my kids could always count on mom buying. I love their meats and cheeses and a loft of their mustards. I will be keeping it for me.

  182. Arinna Black says

    Growing up, one of my favorite things about Christmas was getting one of these little boxes of foods as a gift. We get this gift catalog in the mail and I’d always skip straight to the food section and just drool over all of it. 😀

  183. John Harriger says

    The Cider ; OH the Cider !!! Which by the way I cannot find anymore. Used to have to buy 10 bottles at Christmas for myself & family .

  184. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I’m not sure of a particular favorite Hickory Farms memory–I can’t think of any holiday since I was a kid that didn’t include Hickory Farms! There were always Hickory Farm’s sausages and cheeses around just as surely as there were pies and Christmas candy.

  185. April Yedinak says

    My favorite memory is of my Grandpa always buying Hickory Farms at Christmas time and making up platters of goodies with it for all of us kids.

  186. Sharon Haas says

    At Christmas my Dad’s boss would always send a huge Hickory Farms basket to our house and we kids all had more fun tearing that apart and trying everything than we had opening our own gifts!

  187. Gail Davis says

    We love Hickory Farms. The best memory was when we lived in Germany with the Air Force. My Mom sent us summer sausage. So great to have a taste of home. Just saw their kiosk at the mall was planning get a small one for the hubby, this would be much better.

  188. ashley seeley says

    my favorite memory would be at christmas time we would get the sets and would sit together as a family and eat them and laugh was a nice to share memories and food together was a nice time

  189. becky colquitt says

    fav hickory farms memory,as a teen , mom says we are going to give hickory farms to people on the christmas list and said we had to go pick them up…i was looking forward to going to a farm and seeing homemade goods for sell for christmas. when we headed to our local mall i was shocked thinking that maybe i was finally going to get the boots i wanted for so long,,instead we go to the hickory farms store as mom picked out sausages and cheese and nuts….that was the day i feel in love with hickory farms

  190. stephanie mcglothlin says

    My favorite memory is when we received a Hickory Farms gift on Christmas one year. We were hooked after that! :) Ty for the chance!

  191. Valerie says

    I remember going to the Hickory Farms store at the mall and sampling the goodies. And looking at the catalog and wanting petite fours. :)

  192. Gina Rock says

    I remember my Aunt always bringing us a basket for Christmas filled with cheese, crackers and sausage. Yum!

  193. Jeni Cordetsky says

    My favorite memory was Christmas and my grandfather loves Hickory Farms so when everyone gathered together he ended up getting like ten Hickory Farms presents, we all laughed and it was a great time. We all love the products, nothing beats Hickory Farms.

  194. Debbie Platz says

    We as a family enjoy having Hickory farms snacks for the holidays, my favorite time of the year. We sit around and tell stories of our past year while snacking. I can’t wait untill this Christmas to enjoy all of this with my grand kids.

  195. says

    My favorite Hickory Farms memory is that my Grandma & Grandpa always used to serve us Hickory Farms cheese & crackers on Christmas eve!

  196. Sheila K. says

    My parents used to receive Hickory Farms goodies every year at Christmas, and we kids used to dive right in and enjoy!

  197. Bridget says

    My favorite memory is a continuous one- this is what my grandma brings to every family get together! I love my grandma with all of my heart and enjoy every family get together that we have. Whenever I think of the family get togethers, Hickory Farms always comes to mind!!!

  198. kathy dunaway says

    I have tried Hickory Farms and love their stuff.We always get my dad a cheese and sausage box for Christmas. If I won this I would share with my dad.Thanks for the giveaway:)

  199. Margot S. says

    I remember going to the store in the mall and sampling all the different kinds of spreadable cheese and crackers. I would probably keep it all to myself, although I might share with my family….if they were nice….

  200. Francesca says

    Would love to win this for my husband. His belated birthday and Christmas present – kill 2 birds with one stone.

  201. Leslie H says

    My Dad always bought a beef stick and cheese at Christmas and we would have it as a snack on Christmas Eve while we played board games. It is a tradition I carry on with my children.

  202. Andrea Suddeth says

    I have tried these but it has been a long long time. Would like to try it again. I might share with my husband and kids. Great stocking stuffers!

  203. Mya Murphy says

    I would share with my husband. My Hickory Farms memory was my daddy always bought one every year at Christmas… huge package for the family. It was completely delicious, and we ate in as a picnic on the floor, Christmas music playing…

  204. Nancy VanDyke says

    It sure would be nice to share this with my family on Christmas. I have never had Hickory Farms, but have hear great things about their sausage.

  205. Amy Honious says

    my favorite hickory farms memory is the little strawberry candies filled with honey. soooo good and used to be the best part of going to the mall! thanks for bringing back great memories-hope i win!

  206. peter gladue says

    Mom actually sent me a gitt pack to me when I was at college, first I thought it was stupid, but after a late-night munchies attack, I thought it was a great gift

  207. Carole Quinn says

    I lost both of my parents at an early age but I so remember that Christmas time in Ohio meant Hickory Farms Cheeses and Meats for snacking. Good memories.

  208. says

    Goodness. Let’s see! My favorite memory is from when I was little, and Mom brought home some of the Meltaway Mints for the first time. Ooooooh, they’re still some of my favorites! I also love the summer sausage. I would share, however, because my husband LOVES sausage, and – well, darn it, I love him. 😀
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  209. Rose LaRouche-Furtek says

    Going to the “big” mall during the holidays. The ladies and gentlemen handing out samples. Daddy made sure we had smoked sausage and sharp cheese from Hickory Farm.

  210. lorie robinson says

    Hickory Farms is the epitome of what I think winter taste like! It makes you feels all warm inside and I really enjoy getting the cheeses and all the great meats as well.

  211. shelly sawicki lash neuhouser says

    Have not tried yet would love to share, always see them around at Christmas time!

  212. sheila blue says

    My memories is going to the mall with my Mother and buying Hickory Farms gifts for my Dad, Uncles, and Brother. Hickory Farms was always a big part of Christmas.
    If I won, I would share it with my friends.

  213. Jennifer says

    Holiday time I would love going there to pick up a big basket to put out during Christmas to snack on!

  214. christopher sorel says

    my grandmother started it the honor of a beef stick which I loved over the other grandmother with the underwear or socks.

  215. ashlie johnson says

    I used to always look forward to the holidays to get these or for my parents to get one and share with me

  216. Marti Parks says

    When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for the holidays, because it was the only time that you could get Hickory Farms products in the mall. I love the summer sausage!!

  217. Lauren Knott says

    My uncle used to buy this for us every Christmas, I remember fighting with my brothers over who got to open it.

  218. crystle tellerday says

    seeing a movie at the mall and sneaking our new melt-away mints into the theater and eating them during the movie

  219. says

    I have yet to try Hickory Farms, but I’d like to because the gift pack featured here looks yummy! Thank you for the chance at this contest! codisweepstakes2 (at) gmail (dot) com

  220. Kellie Rose Wilson says

    My grandmother always served a Hickory Farm sampler tray of treats on Christmas Eve. I always looked forward to the sausage and cheeses! :)

  221. Shannon Hamner says

    My grandparents always gave us Hickory Farms sausage with cheese and crackers as a bedtime snack. It always made me feel special to get that little treat!

  222. courtney hennagir says

    my mom used to set out a big platter of hickory farms sausage and cheese when we were kids at the holidays.i looked forward to it all year!

  223. Jen Haile says

    I’ve never tried them before, but they look so good! The cheese and the sausage would be my weakness!

  224. Maureen says

    I have yet to try but from the looks of what they carry between the meats and the cheeses I know it would be a hit with my family.

  225. Margaret Smith says

    I haven’t tried Hickory Farms yet, but think this would be wonderful to serve when friends & family are over for the holidays.

  226. Liz says

    I love hickory farm.. I can’t wait to get some this christmas. I think that is what I might get for myself from the kids.
    I remember the strawberry candy that was always a treat. Or the spicy mustard with the salami.
    YUM>> I want some right now.

  227. Sonia says

    Probably those little strawberry candies as a kid. That and shopping for my grandpa with my mom and finding a sugar free option for him.

  228. Adrianne B says

    My favorite Hickory Farms memory is going through the mall with my parents and stopping buy to get sausage and cheese boxes for our holiday parties! I always wanted to eat them in the car on the way home:)

  229. Kelly D says

    My brother and I would always buy Hickory Farms products for our relatives when we were little. We loved their cheese & crackers.

  230. Amber says

    I have not had Hickory Farms in such a long time. I would live to be able to share this with my family on Christmas Eve while listening to Christmas music and talking about good times.

  231. Sarah C says

    We would always give a gift box to my grandparents and I remember always getting to sample the goods before we purchased. Those were before the Costco sample days so it seemed more fun then to get to try before you buy. Wonder if these guys were the first to start that practice!?!!!

  232. says

    My favorite memory is getting the hickory farms box in the mail, digging through the shredded paper to find the strawberry hard candies with the yummy oozy middle. My grandparents always sent them to us and now my dad sends them. It’s fun to see my kids go digging for those same candies from their Poppop that I did as a child. Merry Christmas!

  233. says

    My favorite memories is going to the kiosks throughout the holiday season and picking out what to send to relatives.

    Now… would I share? I’d give Dave a choice… Me in a bow, the Hickory Farms in a bow… and tell him to choose. HOPEFULLY I’ll be eating the Hickory Farms ALL by myself.. if he chooses right. :)

  234. Jerri says

    I am not a big meat and cheese eater but my husband is. As a teacher I would get Hickory Farm trays, I would pass them on to my husband. It was great for him and me too.

  235. Maria says

    When I was pregnant with my son, I worked at the mall during Christmas, next to the Hickory farms, I think that’s enough said…

    My family would force me to share :-)

  236. Stephanie says

    My favorite memory was walking through the mall and passing the hickory farms booth every year, everything always looked so tempting and so colorful I had to stop and stare from 1 year on, my parents went crazy every time :-)

  237. says

    Not gonna lie I would be keeping this for myself. I just love summer sausage and the only time I let myself eat it as at the holidays. So this would be mine all mine!