Apr 18, 2012

Primo Gift Basket Review

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Gift baskets are a popular way to show someone you care. There are tons of gift basket places out there, but if you're looking for something that is particular to the other person's personality, it can be hard.

Primo offers a huge selection of carefully crafted gourmet Italian gift baskets, holiday gift baskets, corporate gift baskets, baby gift baskets, spa gift baskets, wine and champagne gifts and more. Primo works closely with its importers, manufacturers and suppliers to offer unparalleled quality and service at prices that fit any budget. Primo gift baskets are handcrafted using quality gourmet delicacies, delicious chocolates, and the freshest ingredients available.

Their free gift basket delivery program provides extra value with the convenience of online ordering. Simply add baskets to your shopping cart and your free ground shipping discount will be applied during checkout – no limits, no exceptions – it’s that simple. They have made shopping with Primo Gift Baskets a breeze!

Believe it or not, you can actually get help with your gift basket message! Primo’s unique gift message tool speeds-up the checkout process by helping customers write their gift messages. Simply select the occasion from the drop down menu and relevant phrases appear. Another click adds the phrase to the message field where customers can edit and add their own touches.

If you are getting the gift basket for delivery on a future date, Primo’s unique delayed shipping option allows customers to schedule their gift basket delivery up to one month in advance. This is an especially useful feature for busy customers who want to schedule ahead to take advantage of Primo’s  free gift basket delivery program.

I bet you're wondering what makes Primo Gift Baskets the best, right? Instead of generic gift baskets that everyone has, Primo Gift Baskets has Italian gift baskets! For those who like to cook Italian but not sure where to get true Italian sauce, the Primo Italian Pasta Sauce Gift Basket includes 4 unique sauces that are actually imported from Italy, so you know are you getting authentic Italian sauce! It includes Basilico Pasta Sauce (from the northern region of Liguria), Formaggio Pasta Sauce (from northern Italy), Puttanesca Pasta Sauce (from southern Italian region of Campania), and Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce (from
Rome).


If you're looking for something to satisfy that Italian craving, then you have to try the  Primo Italiano gourmet gift baskets, which includes an assortment of authentic Italian pastas, pastes, chocolates, cookies, coffee, spreads and more along with an easy to follow recipe card.

Italiano Gourmet Gift Basket
If you are a fan of biscotti, Primo Biscotti cookies are an ancient Italian specialty made from genuine ingredients. Biscotti, also called Cantucci originated in the Tuscany region of Italy. Primo offers three distinct flavors:  Almond Orange Biscotti, Chocolate Chip Espresso Biscotti (Mochaccino), and Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti. Or if you'd rather have something unique on your toast or muffin in the morning, why not try the Casa Giulia Imported Italian Preserves Gift Basket? These fine preserves are made without any added sugar and are sweetened only with Agave, concentrated Grape juice and the natural sweetness of tree ripened fruit.

Other gift baskets that you may enjoy: Primo Bruschetta Gourmet Gift Basket and the Imported Italian

Olive Oil & Vinegar Gift Basket.

You can find Primo Gift Baskets on Facebook.

BUY
You can purchase the Primo Pasta Gourmet Gift Basket for $74.99.

WHAT I THOUGHT
I'll be honest- I love pasta but I've never had authentic Italian pasta. So when I found out I would be reviewing the Primo Pasta Gourmet Gift Basket, it was hard to contain my excitement! As I perused their website, I couldn't help but notice how organized it was! If you were looking for something specific, the categories made it super easy!



Now, the day it arrived, I was lying in bed, watching the local news. Mom walks in and asks if I wanted to get my package from the front porch. Since she's usually the one who checks the mail and brings in any packages, I was surprised. As I walked out the front door, I noticed this HUGE box taking up at least 1/4 of the porch. I opened to the box to find this gorgeously packaged gift basket!

A few things I recognized- like the risotto, garlic paste, anchovy paste, tomato paste, gnocchi, and the pasta sauce. The other stuff included pasta and other items imported directly from Italy. Since it was about 2pm and I hadn't eaten breakfast OR lunch, I put the "minute" risotto in the microwave. It was so delicious! A little salty for my taste, but for my first taste of risotto, I give it 2 thumbs up!

That night, I made a dish from one of the 3 recipe cards that came with it. I don't cook often, so I went with the easiest. With Twin beside me, we cooked the Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato-Porcini Sauce. But we didn't have Porcini available so we used shitake mushrooms. The recipe was so easy to follow, even for non-cooks like me. Talk about yummy! I didn't take a picture because I don't know how to photograph food to make it look appetizing.

I still have some pasta and pesto left so tonight, I'm making pesto pasta! Considering this was our first time having true Italian pasta, I don't know how we could have gone this long without trying it!

I was NOT compensated for this review. I received a FREE Primo Pasta Gourmet Gift Basket from Primo Gift Baskets to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own.

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