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Old Dec 8th 2013, 10:00 pm
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Default The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

The problem I find with Christmas hampers that you only eat about half of it as the other half has weird stuff like Persian pickled walnuts with camel cheese or other rubbish.

If you were to design the perfect hamper what would you want in it?

A smoked turkey
Half boneless ham
Smoked salmon. Both cold and hot smoked
Three different chutneys
Stilton
Strong cheddar
Gouda
Pot of Beluga caviar
Little toasted crackers
Christmas cake
Chocolates.

Christmas crackers

Any other essentials to add?

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Old Dec 8th 2013, 10:21 pm
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Some nice pate

Jellied fruits
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Old Dec 8th 2013, 10:54 pm
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Bottle of Grand Marnier
Variety of Cadbury's Chocolate
Bottle of Grand Marnier
Marks and Spencer Luxury Christmas Cake
Marks and Spencer Luxury Christmas Pudding
Marks and Spencer Luxury Mince Pies
Bottle of Grand Marnier
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Old Dec 8th 2013, 11:05 pm
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

In addition to many of the items mentioned (including the Grand Marnier)...

Serrano ham
Boursin
Ossau Iraty or Gruyere
Oatcakes
Port
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white chocolate, beer, haggis, black pudding and irn bru
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Pickled walnuts
White Stilton with cranberries
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 12:03 am
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

If fresh stuff is allowed then...

Oysters (alive)
Filet mignon(s)
Snails
Jersey Royals
A little bit of chipped beef
Assorted painkillers, PPIs and gin.
And a nice, properly pickled egg.
And a jar of silver skin onions to go with it.
And some smoked Gouda, too. With a nice bit of ham. And a piece of crusty soft white bread, perhaps from a french stick or similar.
Eggnog, cholesterol meds and rum.
And a partridge in a pear tree.
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

So to recap so far. Anything else before we submit our order to Fortnum and Mason?

A smoked turkey
Half boneless ham
Serrano ham
Haggis
Filet mignon(s)
Snails
Smoked salmon. Both cold and hot smoked
Black pudding
Pototos
Pate
Pickled eggs (nice touch btw)
Pickled onions
Three different chutneys

Stilton
Strong cheddar
Gouda
Boursin
Gruyere

Pot of Beluga caviar
Oysters (alive)
Little toasted crackers
Pickled walnuts

Christmas cake
Christmas Pudding
Mince Pies
Oatcakes

Chocolates.
Jellied fruits

Christmas crackers

Grand Marnier
Port
Beer
Irn bru
Eggnog
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 1:34 am
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

Make sure the chocolates are posh ones like after eights. It is christmas after all
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Marmite?


Whisky marmalade.
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 1:48 am
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Hovis crackers
Pickled red cabbage
Gentlemen's relish (no sniggering at the back!)
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 1:56 am
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

Given that we're all in Canada, North America, I think a nice touch would be to have a delicious product in the hamper that has significant importance, food culture-wise, to this great nation.

I've been thinking about this a while and, so far, have listed the following:


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I think we need some champers, Drambuie and Tia Maria and a Christmas pud.
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Default Re: The ultimate BE Christmas hamper?

Originally Posted by Greenhill View Post
Given that we're all in Canada, North America, I think a nice touch would be to have a delicious product in the hamper that has significant importance, food culture-wise, to this great nation.

I've been thinking about this a while and, so far, have listed the following:


Lobster and scallops maybe.
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Old Dec 9th 2013, 2:34 am
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Not sure why the list appeared unpopulated

I had typed:
  • Lobsters
  • Scallops
  • Tin of mushroom soup
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Lobster and scallops maybe.
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