$30 item from The Swiss Colony Giveaway

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I just posted a giveaway for The Swiss Colony on Eighty MPH Mom too, so make sure you enter that!  I have been enjoying the goodies from The Swiss Colony for years and years.  There is something special about receiving a box full of assorted goodies that just makes my day. I am thrilled to be doing another review for The Swiss Colony.

A little history on The Swiss Colony:

Tucked in the hills of beautiful Monroe, Wisconsin, The Swiss Colony began in the entrepreneurial spirit of a young Ray Kubly. A smart, enterprising student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ray wrote up an advertising campaign that detailed a business that sold cheese by mail.

After graduating, Ray took his class project and began to mold it into reality from the basement of his home in Monroe. In 1926, he mailed out handbills, which he himself designed and stamped, that advertised cuts of Wisconsin-made bulk cheeses. As orders came in, he cut the huge wheels of cheese into pieces, and wrapped and shipped them. In his first year of business, he sold all 50 packages of cheese that he had prepared.

Through the 1940s and 50s, interest in the company increased, and so did its size and profits. In 1954, Ray Kubly incorporated The Swiss Colony from the enterprise begun in his basement. Through all these years, Ray worked a regular day job outside The Swiss Colony until 1961, when he was finally able to focus full–time on his own company. Since then, The Swiss Colony and its affiliated businesses have grown by leaps and bounds, from cheese and food gifts to general merchandise encompassing several different brands.

In fact, effective June 1st, 2010 the corporate name of The Swiss Colony, Inc. was changed to Colony Brands, Inc. to better reflect its position as parent company for its extensive portfolio of food and non–food businesses. Today, the company is one of the largest direct marketers in the United States. Colony Brands, Inc. provides customers with furniture and home décor, apparel, entertaining products, gifts and collectibles and much more. The Swiss Colony, LLC subsidiary was formed to continue to sale cheese, pastries, sausage and other food and gift items through the Swiss Colony® catalogs and web site. It continues to be family–owned and guided by Ray’s son, Pat Kubly, who is Chair of the Board, and Ray’s grandson, Ryan Kubly, the director of strategic planning. Both Ray’s family and Colony Brands, Inc. as a whole continue to dedicate themselves to their customers, employees and the direct marketing goals set by Ray’s fine example.

I remember when I was little, my grandpa, who lived in Wisconsin would always send us cheese and sausage assortments for the holidays. It was something the whole family looked forward to every year. I was reminded of my grandpa when I received the “Incredible Spreadables with Crunchy Crrrisps” for review.  I had a really hard time deciding on what to review, as there are so many goodies to choose from.

The Swiss Colony Incredible Spreadables ® with Crunchy "Crrrisps"

Doesn’t that look delicious?  The little crisps were SO tasty, and with the spreads they were even better.  Every bite – while trying a different cheese/crisp combo, was heavenly.  I received the gift pack with 2 cheeses – Mellow Cheddar and Herb Garden {ARV $19.95}.  You can also choose to add another cheese – Smoke n’ Bacon, or even a fourth – Swiss ‘n Ham!  I’m fairly certain all of them are as delectable as the two I sampled.

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The quality of everything we sampled was incredibly good –  I was just as pleased as I suspected I would be.   The crisps were just that – very crispy and super fresh.  The cheeses were rich and creamy and full of flavor.  I snacked. and snacked. and snacked. I thoroughly enjoyed nibbling on these little bits of heaven.

The Swiss Colony has a huge variety of food gifts for every occasion and with the holidays arriving shortly, it is time to start thinking about what to order for those special folks in your life.  I imagine every recipient will be as happy as I was to receive this!  You can purchase the Incredible Spreadables with Crunchy Crrrisps at The Swiss Colony from $19.95 – $34.95 – depending which assortment you choose.  Of course once you start looking around at The Swiss Colony, odds are pretty good that you will find several items you want to give as gifts {or order for yourself}.   You can also enter to win below!


One winner will receive an item up to $30 from The Swiss Colony {and they will even cover shipping!}

For first (and required) entry, head over to The Swiss Colony, and come back and tell me in a comment something else you would love to try, or what gift you would buy for someone if you won!

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Win a $30 The Swiss Colony food gift at The Speedy Gourmet! @TheSwissColony  http://thespeedygourmet.net ends 11/14

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