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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gone Off!
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gone Off!
Thought I'd post this seperate to the other thread as it may get lost in there for people who might want this deal but not the other!

I've previously ordered their 6 month deal and have been happy as have other MSE'ers, the owner is very helpful if you have any queries and want to ring him to clarify anything.

http://www.thenorfolkhampercompany.co.uk/chocolate--sweet-hamper-deal-1299-p.asp

The website states:

you buy the Chocolate Hamper & the Retro Sweet hamper for only £50 & we will give you the same again FREE.So you will receive 4 Hampers in total.
Each one will arrive in a 12" wicker hamper & contain

Galaxy Hamper
Galaxy Cookie Crumble Bar 71g
Galaxy Smooth Milk Bar 125g
Galaxy Bubbles Bar 100g
Galaxy Orange & Shortcake Bar 197g
Galaxy Cake Bars x 5
Galaxy Bites 140g
Galaxy Hot Drinking Chocolate 225g

Retro Sweet Hamper
This Hamper will be full to the top of all our old classics which we all use to run down to the corner shop for.This is a must for any sweet lover.

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  • edited 17 October 2012 at 10:37PM
    LabsettingsLabsettings Forumite
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    edited 17 October 2012 at 10:37PM
    That looks grand! I've just emailed them to ask roughly how many sweets come in the sweetie hamper, but I'll probably order anyway.

    Edit: Emailed them (at half 10 at night too!) and he emailed back in minutes saying that the retro hamper is similar to the classic retro hamper.

    I'll give it a go, they look like cute gifts :)
  • kingfisherbluekingfisherblue Forumite
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    I've got one of the retro sweet hampers as part of another deal, and I'm trying to think what is in it. It's at my mum's so I can't just have a look, but this is what I can remember:

    bag of cola cubes
    bag of jelly babies
    bag of shrimps
    bag of fried eggs
    bag of jelly snakes

    These are all loose sweets weighed out into clear plastic bags.

    The hamper also contains:
    Haribo mix bag
    2 sherbert lollies
    2 Chupa lollies
    2 Refresher lollies
    4 sherbert straws
    large tube of Parma Violets
    4 Refreshers
    2 Black Jacks
    2 Fruit salads
    Shertbert Dibdab
    4 small tubes swizzles
    Long chewy bar, but I can't remember what kind. I think it's orange though
    2 mini rolls of Love Hearts
    small pack of rainbow drops

    There might be a couple of other items, but I really can't remember.

    The hamper, if it is the same as in the deal I bought, is about 12" long, 5" wide and 3" deep (I'm estimating the sizes and I'm not brilliant at this, so apologies if I'm a bit far out on guessing the size). It is wicker, with a lid that fastens with straps and buckles. There is a handle on the lid. The handle and straps are leather type material. The hamper is lined with green tissue paper and filled with the sweets. There isn't any additional packing inside the hamper, as it is already full with the sweets.

    I've found Neil to be very helpful when I've had a query.
  • These are such bad value. Even at Bogof. You can buy bags and bags and bags of all those sweets for a few quid at pound shops. Then a cheap hamper and you are away with 10x the amount.
  • princessmoneysaverprincessmoneysaver Forumite
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    These are such bad value. Even at Bogof. You can buy bags and bags and bags of all those sweets for a few quid at pound shops. Then a cheap hamper and you are away with 10x the amount.

    I totally agree. The offer I got was 14 hampers for £80 + postage, which worked out less than £6 per hamper. I have had 4 hampers so far, and they have been brilliant. Especially the Thorntons sets, well worth £6 each.
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  • jellyheadjellyhead Forumite
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    How much is a cheap hamper? I was wondering if it can be done for cheaper, and it probably can (and with the exception of cola cubes they are all sweets that can be bought anywhere anyhow - I have most of them in the bags I've bought for trick or treaters), but are the hampers nicely presented, sealed with a company logo? If so it may be worth paying the extra for that, depending on what the recipients of your gifts are like. Some people sneer at home-made hampers :(
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  • richtorichto Forumite
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    jellyhead wrote: »
    How much is a cheap hamper? I was wondering if it can be done for cheaper, and it probably can (and with the exception of cola cubes they are all sweets that can be bought anywhere anyhow - I have most of them in the bags I've bought for trick or treaters), but are the hampers nicely presented, sealed with a company logo? If so it may be worth paying the extra for that, depending on what the recipients of your gifts are like. Some people sneer at home-made hampers :(

    About £6.99?

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/luxury-christmas-hamper-wicker-basket-6-99-order-online-delivery-store-home-bargains-1338287
  • jellyheadjellyhead Forumite
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    richto wrote: »

    Oooh those are pretty! But at £6.99 that would mean spending less than £5.51 on the contents in order for it to be cheaper than this deal ... and you'd need to get some wrap and ribbon too, if it doesn't have a lid?

    One year I got a Thorntons bargain on retro sweets, but I split the contents between my brothers and I just bought cellophane and ribbon from a florist in the market. That thorntons one was a lot bigger than this though, with full size boxes and bags of stuff like old fashioned cheqing gum :)
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  • richto wrote: »
    got to admit i prefer the picnic basket style hampers to that one on hukd ;) does anyone know where you can buy those cheap? thanks
    :beer: Happy Bargain Hunting!! :beer:
  • got to admit i prefer the picnic basket style hampers to that one on hukd ;) does anyone know where you can buy those cheap? thanks


    this site has some nice baskets but p&p £6.99 shows you how to pack the hampers aswell some nice little tips & ideas.

    http://www.candigifts.co.uk/items/tips-and-ideas/list.htm
  • traysieh wrote: »
    this site has some nice baskets but p&p £6.99 shows you how to pack the hampers aswell some nice little tips & ideas.

    http://www.candigifts.co.uk/items/tips-and-ideas/list.htm
    thanks :) good site for info
    :beer: Happy Bargain Hunting!! :beer:
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