We’ve scoured the provinces of the United Kingdom and Ireland on our quest to continue to provide the best fresh food hampers in the UK. We were the first hamper company - almost 2 decades ago - to incorporate fresh foods such as smoked salmon and ham into our hamper offering at Christmas time. We called these the "Artisan Food Hamper" range. They proved to be incredibly popular, due to their uniqueness and of course the high quality produce used. Customers requested them all year round to send for gift occasions including Easter and Father's Day. And so the Artisan hamper range expanded to incorporate the Great Taste Award range too. Today there are many more hamper companies who have followed our lead and now include fish and meats, as well as cheeses, into their hamper offering. However, we like to think that ours are a cut above the rest, in terms of quality and provenance. We refuse to sacrifice on quality, and source from small, independent food producers who have a genuine craft and passion for their product. That's why our smoked salmon is not only organic, it's also a gold medal award winning delicacy all the way from Cork’s rugged Atlantic Coast. For deli meats we use Great Glen Game's great taste award winning green peppercorn venison salami from Inverness-shire which is not only succulent, it's always sustainably sourced from the highlands of Scotland. Our cured lamb, beef and ham hails from McGeough's renowned butcher in Connemara, Galway. Air dried from weeks of hanging whilst being gently smoked it's a speciality meat that will impress. Our customer's also love the selection of innovatively flavoured creamy cheeses from Lincolnshire and the unique tastes of dillisk seaweed from Cahill's cheeses of County Cork. At Basketsgalore our chilled food hamper selection has always set us apart from the competition. We trust that by relying on our past success - and seeking to update our hampers with new and upcoming artisan food food suppliers - that we will continue to seal our position as the top gourmet food hamper company in the UK.
A question we are often asked is how our chilled food hampers are transported. They consist of a main body wicker hamper nestled alongside a high quality re-usable white cool box wherein the chilled components of the gift are stored. This provides a high quality of aesthetic appearance, along with a utilitarian functionality which is certain to delight.