How Promotional Gourmet Cookies Can Help with A Company Merger

Gourmet Cookie Gift Basket Tower

Purpose: To announce the Harleysville merger with Nationwide to their 1400 independent Agents.

Action: This merger took place during the hot summer months, so the company selected products that would ship great year round without cold packing. The large Heatwave Assortment, filled with an assortment of gourmet cookies, candies, trail mixes and nuts was topper with a regular tin filled with Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies. The lids were imprinted using the theme of “One Sweet Combination” and the tins were towered together with a festive cello wrap and coordinating bow.  The package was completed with a matching card imprinted with a special message inside welcoming the agents to the Nationwide team.

The customer provided a drop ship list so that the cookie factory individually drop shipped all 1400 towers across the north east. Start to finish, the entire project took less than 2 weeks!

Results: The custom towers of treats were shared among the Independent Agent Offices creating positive conversation and awareness of the merger.

For more positive results ideas on how you can use gourmet food to help with a company merger, a grand opening, and incentive program, or a way to thank your customers for purchasing your product and as holiday gifts, give CEShoppes® a call today 888.249.0420 or visit us at

A Branded Ceramic Knife Makes a Unique Corporate Gift

Kyocera Ceramic Knife

Add Your Corporate Logo to one of these Ceramic Knives

One of Tristan’s favorite tools in the kitchen is a Kyocera ceramic knife. He learned about the benefits of ceramic knives when he was taking a cooking class at a local cooking center here in our area. Ceramic knives do not brown your vegetables after they have been sliced because there are no metal ions in the blade to cause oxidization to your veggies.  A ceramic knife is very sharp and they don’t rust like steel knives.

Ceramic knives can be laser engraved with your corporate logo. Did you know that 58% of people keep kitchen promotional items like a logo ceramic knife from 1 to over 4 years? This means that logo kitchen cutlery delivers impressive repeat exposure and recall of the company that gave the item to them. Add your logo to a ceramic knife by Kyocera. These knives weigh less than stainless steel knives are rust proof and will never brown foods or absorb acids, oils or salts.

For more information on how to add your logo to this unique corporate gift idea, visit: today!

Rainbow Jello Recipe – How To Layer Jello

Layered Jello Recipe

How to layer jello

I remember so many picnics and holidays were we would all gather and my Aunt Marion would bring her famous rainbow jello. It looked so complicated to make and very time consuming so it took years before we attempted to make it. However, once we tried it on video we realized that this was not really all that hard to do and it brought back so many nice memories of special events with my mother’s side of the family.

What we did learn and is not mentioned in our original instructions from my aunt are that you will need to cool the sour cream mixture in between layers for at least 45 minutes or until firm, so that you can pour the next jello layer. If you do not, then you will have a melted mess on your hands.  – I just made jello shots with a middle layer of white, and instead of using sour cream I used condensed sweetened milk and the clear gelatin. It makes the whole thing a lot sweeter, and for big jello salad like this it might make it too sweet.   Let us know what you think!

To see the full recipe including the video on how to make layered jello visit and click on Cooking with Tristan in the top navigation bar!