Eat Like Royalty with Prince Charles's $778 Gourmet Christmas Basket

Eat Like Royalty with Prince Charles's $778 Gourmet Christmas Basket
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Eat Like Royalty with Prince Charles's $778 Gourmet Christmas Basket

This holiday season, Prince Charles's ultimate Christmas Gourmet Hamper, filled with 34 natural and organic food and drink products from his Highgrove estate, costs £475 (approximately $778). Find out what's inside.

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Within the large, leather-strapped wicker basket, you'll find two types of champagne as well as a selection of wines, spirits like gin and vodka and liquers.

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The hamper includes Hedgerow Liquer, made from fruits of the English countryside like purple elderberries and black-blue brambles, and Sloe Gin, made from the finest blackthorn fruit gathered from centuries-old woodlands.

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Classic Christmas pudding, with fruit, cognac brandy and nuts, is made with flour sourced from a local mill. Sweets like champagne truffles, chocolate-enrobed ginger and fudge are also in the mix.

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This delicious preserve, made with organic strawberries and Marc de Champagne, is hand-cooked in open copper kettles. The hamper contains other spreads like whole-grain mustard, onion marmalade and tomato relish.

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These delicious Mediterranean-inspired green olive crackers are organic and certified by The Soil Association. Other savory items include Shropshire Stilton Savoury Bites, flavored with stilton and thyme, and chewy Scottish oat biscuits.

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You can take a peek at this year's Highgrove Christmas Hampers brochure here.


This holiday season, Prince Charles is selling exclusive wicker gift hampers filled with natural and organic food and drink products from his Highgrove estate.

The gift baskets range in price from £50 (about $82 at the current exchange rate) for the Taste of Christmas Hamper, which contains a modest selection of tea, butter, biscuits and sweets, to £475 (approximately $778) for the Christmas Gourmet Hamper, brimming with 34 items like champagne, fruit chutney, green olive crackers and bubbly-infused chocolate truffles.

A Highgrove spokesman says that the food and drink are "made to our unique recipes" and the collection "uses seasonal produce from the Highgrove gardens and farms" when possible, reports UK's Daily Mail.

Profits from the sale of Highgrove products go toward The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, a grant-making charity which supports a wide range of causes and projects.

Check out the slideshow above to find out what's inside the luxurious $778 Christmas Gourmet Hamper.

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