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A gift for someone who lives far away and you don't think about that much?

  • Jun 12, 2012
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I do have to say that this basket -- the actual, literal basket -- is doing a fine job on one of our bookshelves now, holding an assortment of batteries, calculators, and other assorted office supplies. And from a reasonable distance, it doesn't look that bad. None of the things that originally came with the basket were all that special, though. If you're considering giving this to someone, I'd give a lot of thought to the price-versus-value calculation. While this gift basket makes for a lovely photo and is very impressive coming out of the box, the reality is a little disappointing.

As other reviewers have noted, many of the food items in this basket have a lot of packaging for not very much product. And what is there is often unremarkable (the cheese-free Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers knockoffs), disappointing (the dry and chipless chocolate chip cookies), or just not very good (the anise-almond mini-biscotti, which seemed to arrive already stale, even by biscotti standards). The Jelly-Bellies and Ghirardelli chocolates, were absolutely up to snuff, though you hardly need to order a gift basket to find those. I don't know if I'd want to give this basket to someone who I'd have to encounter again after they tore into it. But maybe for someone who lives far away? Then it might be worth it. Or not.

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Let's just say…they will think of you with every bite of chocolate chip cookies, honey roasted peanuts, Dolcetto wafer rolls, vanilla caramels, and Jelly Bellies. And that's just the beginning.
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