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A Division of Healthy Addictions
1281 E. Magnolia, Unit D-232
Fort Collins, CO 80524
1(970) 472-1883

So you want to give a gift to a friend or a loved one, or to a whole family, but you don’t want to send flowers or anything ordinary. You want something fun and you want it to be unique. You want the recipient to know they were thought of in a personal way—and you want them to enjoy whatever it is you send. Well, let me ask you, who doesn’t love snacks? That’s where comes in!

I received two very substantial baskets to review and they were, with no question, one of the most fun, entertaining, and truly delicious reviews I have ever had the pleasure of receiving! The baskets I received were a mixture of Rocky Mountain Munchies and Gotta Have it All. These were truly amazing—and all seven of us thought so!

The baskets arrive in a box shipped carefully to the door. Upon opening the box, out came a gorgeously wrapped basket with the bow of my color choice and a personalized card. The bow matches the decorative filler (you have many colors to choose from). They even have the option to include a small stuffed animal to match the holiday or event (baby, congratulations, etc.) for only $5 more. Also included is a free gift of hot chocolate packets or specialty teas. Once we pulled off the clear wrap, my whole family swarmed the basket! It was overflowing with treats and snacks of all different varieties and types. Our baskets included two different kinds of flavored popcorn (butter and cheese), a variety of nuts (both alone and together as a trail mix), two different kinds of protein bars, an especially delicious strawberry snack mix, a dried banana snack mix, as well as some jerky. Then there were the packages of candy: strawberry flavored licorice, peach flavored gummies, gummy bears, and more! You don't just get one of each item either! I have five children and there wasn’t a single thing in the basket they didn’t want to open. Once we did open them, they devoured them too!

What about nut allergies or gluten concerns? They have even thought of that too. They have specialized baskets for individual situations: gluten free, nut free, Kosher, organic, Hala, and vegan selections too. They also have a chocolate lovers basket! (I thought some of you homeschool moms might appreciate that!) The prices range from $32.25 through $92.25, depending on what kind of basket and what you would like included.

I remember just having a baby, and wow, would I have loved this as a present! There are so many different situations where a basket like this would be welcome—Christmas, Easter, birthday, graduation, July 4th, a new baby, new college arrival, housewarming, new job, and so many other opportunities where you want to bless a friend or family. has great options and fun choices. I don’t know anyone who would be unhappy with this gift!

Product review by Kate Kessler, Product Reviews Manager, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, June, 2014