Italian Gift hampers with Ciao Gusto

Italian Gift hampers with Ciao Gusto

November 29, 2016 Off By Laura TMOT

I was challenged to create a fabulous Italian Gift Hamper that would make a brilliant Christmas gift using the products available from the Ciao Gusto shop from Ocado. Ciao Gusto are a family of famous Italian food and drink brands, who are working together to spread the love of Italian food and culture. Each brand member of Ciao Gusto share a common heritage and devotion to quality so I knew that the hardest part of the challenge will be trying to choose what not to include.

With a £50 voucher and all of the amazing products from Ciao Gusto shop to choose from I had to decide how I was going to theme my hamper. I was looking at creating a foodies hamper with some of the amazing Pasta products or even a wine hamper sampling some of the amazing bottles. However, I opted for an after dinner hamper. I decided that when I visit someone’s house over Christmas I could take the hamper with me so I can provide the after dinner food and drink.

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To me, after dinner treats consist of either cake and coffee or wine, cheese and crackers. The Ciao Gusto shop was the ideal place to shop for these items and the £50 was enough to be able to satisfy both of these treat options.

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I bought two packets of Colussi Crackers, some Parmareggio Butter and a selection of three Auricchio cheese’s including a fabulous looking Fondue with a dish included.  As you are never sure if someone prefers red or white I opted for both and ordered a bottle of both a Zonin Merlot and a Zonin Soave.

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When it comes to sweet treats, snacks and coffee, there was an abundance of choices. The two Bauli cakes are huge at 400g and they also had a 450g Torta Tiramisu which I could have chosen. I am a huge fan of Lavazza coffee and I love it strong so opted for the Tierra ground coffee. I also decided to get some snacks so opted for the Alfredos Amica chips in two different flavours and some Colussi Granturchese which are a light breakfast cookie but I think they are a delicious with a cup of coffee.

All in all, I think my After Dinner hamper would make a great gift and one that I would happily receive myself.

You can find out more about Ciao Gusto on their Website or purchase some of their products from their shop on Ocado.