As it's a very busy dispatch day, it is only natural for me to encounter multiples of the same baskets or hampers being ordered. I walked into the warehouse today to not only be greeted by at least 3 Artisan Deli hampers, 3 Boredom Busters, 3 Gourmet Wine Celebration and at least 6 different Cheesy Sunshine (and variants) orders!
Out of the Cheesy Sunshines, the one that stands out the most to me is one to Sarah's parents in Sale, UK. Why? Because the hamper was not just a birthday gift for her mum, but a belated birthday gift for her dad! Sarah also remarked that she had considered a hamper with port in it, but decided otherwise because without herself and others there to help her parents out in drinking it, it would be a waste. A wise choice, Sarah. Does this mean that when you visit them next, you'd arrange for a basket with port to be sent as well?
To the next hamper with multiple orders under its name, Artisan Deli.
Dearest Lani, Congratulations on all your hard work and successes! The whole family is always supporting you from afar and we all love you very much. We all hope to try your delicious Da Ja Chicken soon! We send all our love to Dave also.
I have to say, that is one of the most encouraging gift messages I'd read. And also, because I am hungry and this picture was taken before lunch, the sound of chicken was making me extra hungry. I wonder what Da Ja Chicken is though? According to google, it's an asian street food, more specifically fried chicken? If they are anything like the ones I had one in Taiwan, I'm game! Yum yum!
Onto the final hamper of today's blog, the above Artisan Deli had me hungry for meat so I chose another meaty hamper to showcase.
A Bronze Select hamper is a new hamper combination we brought to our range last Christmas. It's a merge of the Great Taste Award Bronze hamper and Artisan Hamper. This results in a fantastic hamper filled with award-winning items and lots of artisan products. My favourite is definitely the bacon. It makes me want to plop a few rashers into a pan and make a sandwich. We had actually ran out of smoked duck breast which is usually included with the hamper, so instead, we had upgraded the salmon to double its size and weight, and add in an air-dried beef as replacement. Can't say I object. The more meat the merrier?