Saturday, November 17, 2012

Texas Treats Taste Of Home Gift Basket Review & Giveaway **Closed**

I recently had the honor of receiving a basket from a company called Texas Treats and they sent me their Taste of Home Basket in size Large to sample and I must tell you that there are some items on there that we will be buying because they were totally awesome.  First, here is a list of what was in my basket:
**Two (2) bags of El Paco Authentic Texas Tortilla Chips ( 2.5 oz.)
**Salsa Ranchera (8 oz.)
**Texas-Style Spicy Beer Fries (2 oz.) - tastes like spicy potato chips that look like french fries! **Alamo Cookies (2 oz.)
**Texas Chocolate Candy Bar (2 oz.)
**Padre's Toffee Popcorn (2 oz.)
**Boot-Stompin' Peanuts (3 oz.)
**Four (4) Beer Coasters in a cellophane bag
**topped with Texas State tissue paper and your gift card

The items we really liked the best were the Padre's Toffee Popcorn and I just noticed that they must have subbed out some items because I don't recognize some of those. So, they must have a little leeway as to what to put in the Large basket. 

Instead of the chocolate candy bar we got 2 chewy pralines (which is one of the items I think we are gonna order) and we got some Dr. Pepper Beef Jerky instead of the Spicy Beer Fries. We also got some Cinnamon Jelly Beans and a few mints instead of the beer coasters.  Sounds like I mighta tore up the whole idea of a Large Taste of Home! Sorry about that guys!

I just thought they would be sending some individual items here and there but it actually came as a package so that was awfully sweet and they moved some things around because of my stomach issues, so I doubly Thank You for that.  Everything was awesome but we really loved the popcorn and pralines! Mike ate the salsa like his life depended on it! He is a chips and salsa kind of guy so I am glad that he got to enjoy some favorites and so did I! Even Charlie got into the act and had some of the Dr. Pepper Beef Jerky!

They have so many other awesome baskets to choose from and you can also Make Your Own, which in some ways, I think we ended up going there more than the Taste of Home. But you will find something for everyone there and I saw some other baskets with items that I would love to try so there really is an endless supply of goodies that you can get from Texas Treats. Just look at this awesome Thanksgiving Basket!

Then they have another one for Christmas that looks out of this world also!

Anyone would be awfully proud to get either of these baskets filled with some of Texas's goodies! They even have Texas themed baskets or College themed baskets and the list can go on and on from there.  If you are really into Chips and Salsa like Mike is, then one of the baskets that focus on that can be arranged. Just choose to do the Make Your Own and get all of your faves in the basket so that you know every bite will be totally gone in the end.

Sometimes, don't you get baskets that there is always one or two items that end up getting thrown out or given away? Well, with the Make Your Own, that problem is gone! Or you can sneek around and try to dig out the info from a co-worker if it isn't for you to make sure they have a great experience. They even have all kinds of mugs and coffee cups to choose from in the gifts and sovenirs! And you can send a warm Welcome to the World from Texas Baby Basket!
So, as you can see, it's not just the holidays that baskets can be for. It's really any event that celebrates you and your loved ones, co-workers, friends or even sometimes, someone you don't know but want them to know they are not alone.  Whatever it is you need, Texas Treats will more than likely be able to fill that spot. 
They even have a long list of dip mixes that you might want to look at for something different this holiday season that maybe no one else in your circle can make. Suprise them with a dip that is normally found just in Texas. They don't have to know that it isn't homemade sorta.  I call anything that I put together homemade myself so you call it whatever you like! They even have a Tortilla Soup mix! One of our all Time Faves!
Guess what? I just went to grab some info for you like I normally do and this company is owned and run by a woman! Yeah for her and for us! We can show these fella's a thing or two about running a business, can't we? 
Here is what she has to say:
Experience hospitality from the heart of Texas! Since 1991, Texas Treats, Inc. has created Texas-size gourmet baskets and gifts with a Lone Star theme.

The company also provides Texas-theme food items and souvenirs for those independent folks who want to create their own Texas-theme gifts. Based in Frisco, Texas, the certified woman-owned business serves:
*Individuals who want to share a taste of Texas with friends, wedding guests, and other displaced  Texas
*Companies that wish to export Texas hospitality to their key business contacts
*Clients in the conventions, meetings, travel and tourism industries

Connect with Texas Treats several ways:

Mailing Address:
6201 Technology Dr., Suite 109
Frisco, TX 75033
Phone:   972-516-3280 or 800-561-3280

The great folks at Texas Treats wants to give the winner of my giveaway the Cowboy Hat Basket worth $30 filled with treats from Texas! Open to the U.S. only! Good Luck Everyone!


debijackson said...

honoray texan giftbox
debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Angie B. said...

I like the "big bit o' texas" basket

Angie B.

Angie B. said...

I commented on your facebook update about this giveaway with what I would do with the basket if I won.

Angie B.

Gala said...

Thanksgiving Basket is nice

Marthalynn said...

I would like the Texas A&M Aggies basket! marthalynn rodriguez

KMichelleC87 said...

I like the Austin style snackin basket


Jessica Robinson said...
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Jessica Robinson said...

I kind of like their lucky horseshoes.

lisagee1234 said... This one sounds sweet :o)

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Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) said...

The Lil' Buckaroo Basket is so cute!!

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maria A said...

I would like the lucky horseshoes.

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like the Everything's Bigger in Texas basket. Sonya

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I would also like their Chili Cook-Off Basket that has a cookbook.
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

deb c said...

I;d like to try the Texas Flag Pralines
missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

LAMusing said...

I'd lie the Praline Basket - yum!
Adriane (LAMusing)

Lisa R said...

The Cattleman Gift Basket

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

Paula L. said...

I like the Lil' Buckaroo Basket.

jandplee at att dot net

Megan Parsons said...

I like the Birthday Basket!

Kathy said...

I like the Texas A&M Aggies basket.

Dana Wales said...

I love the Large Tub O' Texas! For a Texas transplant in PDX that would be great!

Dana Wales said...

Whoops foregt my name and email it is Dana Wales I love the Large Tub O' Texas! For a Texas transplant in PDX that would be great!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Tub O' Texas (large)
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

ann said...

Big Bit of Texas
amhengst at

mediaworm said...

large tub of texas. Thank you for the giveaway.

Deb Hill said...

Lone Star Pride looks awesome Debbie/Deb Hall/Hill

Renee G said...

I would love to have the Scorchin' Hot Texas Tub.
Renee G

Brooke Adametz said...

I like the Home On The Range basket!

Andrea said...

I like the Everything's Bigger in Texas Basket.

Gigi Sweeps said...

Cute ones to choose from! I like the Cowboys & Horseshoes basket.

Catie said...

I'd like the All Around Texas basket!

pennelope merriweather said...

I liked the lil buckaroo..!! Thanks for this giveaway!

pennelope merriweather said... (penelope merriweather)

apple blossom said...

Everything's Bigger in Texas Basket

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Anne N. said...

I like the Lil' Buckaroo Basket.
calgrl76 at hot mail

Kristen said...

I'd like the Austin Style Snackin Basket.

Marysa said...

Great giveaway! The birthday basket looks great too!

Gianna said...

Texas Taste of Home - Medium.

Krista Grandstaff said...

The Little Buckaroo Basket is super cute!

Krista Grandstaff


Sarah said...

Everything's Bigger in Texas Basket looks good


monicaandrew said...

lil buckaroo basket

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I like the Tub O Texas basket
annabella @ centurytel dot net

Paul T / Pauline T said...

The Cattleman Gift Basket ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

MRWriter said...

I like their Pepper Spice Trio.

danw78704 said...

big bit of texas sent to round rock

kmcgrew213 said...

pepper sauce trio!

Ruth said...

T he Praline Basket is my choice.

Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

The pepper sauce trio would be great for my hubby

sunnybrookdc1 at

adrienne warren said...

I would love the pepper sauce trio, trying out different flavors of hot sauce is one of my hobbies. (I tried collecting stamps but they tasted terrible)

wigget said...

i also like the Holiday Howdy Gift Basket

candy said...

I love the little buck a roo basket wilcarvic

Allison Downes said...

I would love to try the Salsa and Pepper Sauce Gift Set

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


Allison Swain Downes