Company line: "Our selection of gourmet gift baskets are filled with fresh, quality ingredients, so you or your gift recipients can enjoy treats that taste great."
Chain: Hickory Farms.
Location: Plaza at King of Prussia Mall.
Order time: No wait.
In the box: Two five-ounce Beef Summer Sausages; four-ounce blocks of Jalapeno & Cheddar Blend and Smoked Cheddar Blend cheese; Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers; two small jars of Sweet Hot Mustard.
Calories: A two-ounce serving of sausage has 180, plus 15 grams fat, 710 mgs sodium. A one-ounce serving of the Smoked Cheddar Blend has 100 calories, 8 grams fat, 380 grams sodium.
Review: It doesn't compare to the links down at the Italian Market, but the Gang liked the sausage - especially because it wasn't "doused in smoke" flavor like the cheeses. " I've always been confused why that's supposedly appetizing," said one perplexed tester. The mustard was sweet and not too hot, and the crackers were tasty. Twice as many would have been a better match for the amount of meat and cheese in the box. Hickory Farms gets points for being "so retro. Nice that some things never change."
Last link: Spend the cash and go to Di Bruno Bros.