Every year since the company was formed we leave it as late as possible to pack our hampers. The reason for this is the presence of so many fresh goods in a Basketsgalore Gift Hamper.
This year we feature Robert Ditty of Castledawson's Sweet Brandy laced Mince pies. If you don't like mince pies, you will like these. It never ceases to amaze me to see boxes of mince pies piled up in the shops from August/September. Of course it would be an awful lot easier to buy long life mince-pies as they can be packed away earlier, but the compromise on quality makes it a non starter as far as Basketsgalore is concerned.
Our Christmas Puddings are made by a local baker from the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle, Co Down. O'Keefe's Bakery utilising the name of Corn Dolly Bakery. It's light and fluffy with a rich fruity tang, a million miles away from the stodgy fare of mass market puddings. Like many things in life, you usually tend to get what you pay for and Christmas Puddings are no exception. O'Keefe's products are only available through their own coffee shops and delicatessen outlets.
We also feature Ditty's Brandy laced Christmas Pudding, which whilst a little heavier, has a stronger taste to it on the basis of the brandy. So Basketsgalore customers can choose between light and fluffy or rich and distinctive when selecting their hamper this year.
We feature fruit cakes and Porter cakes from both Bakeries, which are members of the newly created Company of Irish Bakers, headed by Robert Ditty, which is a Marketing group set up to distribute artisan products throughout the UK and Ireland.
Finally, we've commissioned a new type of biscuit especially for our customers. These are Milk chocolate enrobed caramel shortbread. Simply the most delicious biscuits you will ever taste. If you're a lover of chocolate, these will delight and amaze you.
Basketsgalore doesnt put items in a hamper to make them look better value, we put only the best products in our Gift Baskets and the distinction is why people choose us.