Saturday, December 14, 2013

Honeybaked Ham Review and Giveaway!

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for HoneyBaked Ham. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.”

Having Thanksgiving so late in November has really thrown me off. I don't think there is enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas normally, so this year I feel extra rushed. As someone put it, "Only 11 sleeps until Christmas!"

What?!

With Sean's time off, we want to be able to spend extra time with family and friends, but with the list of things that I need to do, I really don't have time to put together dinner for company right now. If you've been following my meal plan every Monday, you will have noticed that our own dinners have become progressively simpler the closer we get to Christmas. If I have extra time, I'd rather hang out with my family, than cook a big meal in the kitchen. Can you blame me? The kiddos will only want to snuggle for so much longer!
Last week, Honeybaked Ham asked if they could send me a gift certificate to try their products and enjoy a meal with my family. Uh...okay! I'd heard of the wonders of Honeybaked Ham, and I *think* I'd had a bite of one once, but my own ham? Done and done! And since we like to make the most of our opportunities to see friends, we asked Michael and Stacey and their five girls if they would like to help us eat it. 
It was my first time visiting the store, so I was really surprised by how it worked. I'm used to digging through the freezer section at the grocery store, pulling out a ham, and then having to let it defrost for several days in my refrigerator. It was completely different here!
A really nice employee asked if he could help me. He was very knowledgeable about the hams, and talked through how many people I wanted to feed and the ages of the kids. With his help, I settled on a 7 pound ham. He walked over to the cooler behind the counter, carefully picked out a ham, and then brought it back to where I was standing. And then he unwrapped it. That's what really got me. I didn't have to squint at a frozen ham through shrink wrap. Honeybaked Hams are already thawed, and I got to look right at the ham with nothing blocking my view. It was really pretty! (Who would have thought a ham could look like that!) Even better, he continued to pull out and unwrap hams, letting me pick the one that I liked the best. I like to think that that is what butcher shops used to be like instead of those meat sections where everything is wrapped in cling wrap.

I even had enough leftover on the gift certificate to also choose three sides, so we ended up with a Honeybaked Ham, Potatoes Au Gratin, Sweet Potato Souffle, and Broccoli Rice Casserole.
Heating it was easy. Everything, ham and sides, went into the oven for just over an hour, and came out ready to eat. It was almost too easy! I'm used to fighting with my ham for awhile.

And then we headed over to our friends' house for dinner!



As much as everyone enjoyed the sides, it was the ham that took center stage. How fun to enjoy such a gourmet meal with fabulous company, and have zero work on my part (plus I got a nap this afternoon. Seriously!)

I'd also like to give a special shoutout to Michael and Stacey for having us and our crazy two-year-old quadruplets over. They are a brave family! :-)

~Giveaway!~
Honeybaked Ham wants to help your family have an easy meal this holiday season too! One A Beautiful Ruckus reader will be the lucky recipient of a $25 Honeybaked Ham gift certificate to use on a ham or any of their other products. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Winning entries will be validated prior to announcing the winner with an alternate drawn if the entries cannot be verified.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The contest ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, December 19th. The winner(s) will be randomly chosen and contacted by email on Friday, December 20th. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email with their information so that the prize can be forwarded to them. A Beautiful Ruckus is not responsible for the delivery of the prize and is not responsible if the sponsor does not deliver. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. A Beautiful Ruckus received complimentary item(s) for review in exchange  for hosting this giveaway from Honeybaked Ham. No other compensation was provided.  This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.

104 comments:

  1. We've had a Honey Baked Ham and it was one of the most delicious Hams we've ever eaten! Mama

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  2. i love honey baked ham and will eat anything there!!'

    Nikki Worstell

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  3. ham! ham! and more ham!!! then have my sister's family, parents and MIL over to help eat the ham. Honeybaked Ham is an experience. love.it.

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  4. Yes, I love honeybaked ham. Hope to win!

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  5. I would like to buy a Tuxedo Mousse Cake. - CJ Godfrey

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  6. I would but the tuxedo mouse cake! Lol -Stefanie

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  7. Being a purist and having the pleasure of trying one of these fabulous hams I would go for the ham with the crunchy glaze! They really are different -- the Tiffany's of ham :)

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  8. I would get THE AUTHENTIC HONEYBAKED HAM
    Cynthia Conley

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  9. I would put it towards a half ham

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  10. I would put it towards one of the their spiral sliced hams.

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  11. I would use the gift card towards a honeybaked mini ham!

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  12. I'd love one of the Gently Smoked Turkey Breasts
    Mary Beth Elderton
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  13. I'd probably get the half ham and some sides!

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  14. I'd like to get the 6 lb. Half Ham

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  15. Their signature meat tray looks perfect for our family get togethers

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  16. I would buy the 7 lb half ham! LOVE it!! :) Thanks for the chance,
    Desiree H

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  17. I would get a 3.5 lb Honeybaked Quarter Ham. adriannebraun@yahoo.com

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  18. I would get a quarter ham and cinnamon apples.
    Melissa Moore Vandenbossche

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  19. i would put it towards a 6lb. honey baked ham.

    rypm25@aol.com

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  20. i want the Honey Baked Ham

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  21. Definitely the Sweet Potato Souffle! wowknk at gmail dot com

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  22. I would put it towards The HoneyBaked Mini Ham!
    Erika W.
    kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I think I would purchase Country Ham, Boneless

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  24. I've seen the store but never ventured in. Sounds so yummy....sides looked good too!

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  25. I'd buy the turkey breast AND some of the ham. Everyone would be happy that way.

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  26. I would buy a Honey Baked Sliced and Glazed Turkey Breast.

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  27. I would use it toward a purchase of a glazed ham

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  28. The Golden State Deluxe Fruit Collection because we already have one of their hams.

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  29. We have gotten Honey Baked Hams for Easter, and they are wonderful! I would definitely get a ham if I won. (There wasn't a place to put our names in the Rafflecopter comment question.)
    --Gena

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  30. I'd use it towards the purchase of a Prime Rib & surprise my husband.

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  31. I want to try the The HoneyBaked Turkey Breast, ddganey@comcast.net

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  32. Spiral-sliced, HoneyBaked Ham.

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  33. I would use it towards a ham. We buy one every year at Christmas and again for Easter.
    my2below@aol.com

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  34. I would get a ham! My aunt is constantly telling me how yummmmy they are

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  35. I would love the Chocolate Covered Almond Toffee

    Darlene Owen

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  36. Never had one of their hams before, but would get the 10 lb half ham!

    sarah.zaengle at yahoo dot com

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  37. I would get a half bone in ham for Christmas!!! We love Honeybaked Ham!

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  38. I would definitely get a ham...the whole family loves it!

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  39. My inlaws give us a honey baked ham each year for Christmas but I have never tried anything else from their store. My husband loves cheesecake, so I would probably try the cheesecake sampler or the sweet potato souffle sounds yummy too.

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  40. I would use it towards a Honeybaked 7 lb. Half Ham.
    reejen at comcast dot net

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  41. Usually for Christmas Eve, we get a platter of mixed ham and turkey from Honey-Baked Ham and find it delicious. In the past, we've also purchased their bone-in hams, and they are so tender and tasty, it is unbelievable!! Well worth spending the money on them!! Marie Stuver

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  42. I would buy the ham! We usually get it once or twice a year, but would love to be able to get it just because!

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  43. We love Honeybaked Ham. We get a big one every year for Christmas dinner with my side of the family. They are so good.

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  44. Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin for xmas dinner

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  45. I would buy the ultimate smokehouse collection....yum.

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  46. I would use it and try the Sweet Glaze Bacon

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  47. The side dishes of: 1 quart of cheesy scalloped potatoes, cream corn and cranberry salad. This go along perfectly with the Honeybaked Ham.

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  48. I love Honeybaked Ham! Lori S.

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  49. Oh I would love to get the Stuffed Frenched Bone-In Pork Chops! Those really look good!

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  50. Easy......I'd get a HAM! Love it! -Fallon C.-

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  51. I would get honeybaked ham and mashed potatoes!

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  52. No doubt about it, we would get a ham! They make the best!

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  53. I would love to have their bean and ham soup there.

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  54. I like the garlic mashed potatoes.

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  55. I would get the HoneyBaked Sliced & Glazed Turkey Breast.

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  56. BBQ Pork Roast YUM! That's what I would buy!

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  57. I would get the 7 lb. Half Ham for Christmas!

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  58. If I won, I'd get the Mini Ham Dinner. My husband and I just welcomed our baby girl and we would like a nice, quiet Christmas dinner at home. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  59. I'd get a ham and some cinnamon apples.

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  60. I would get the Old Fashioned Pound Cake.

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  61. I would get a quarter honey baked ham.

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  62. I would get a half ham--I had no idea that they had so many choices!

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  63. The authentic honeybaked ham! denisekonkel@gmail.com

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  64. If i win i would get the quarter honeybaked ham

    sarah cool
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  65. I would like to try their BBQ PORK ROAST

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  66. I'd love to get their Sweet Endings Sampler!

    casiekersey@gmail.com

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  67. I want to try that Tuxedo Mousse Cake. Yum!

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  68. I would put it towards the sliced ham!

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  69. I'd use it to help purchase the Triple Chocolate Cake!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  70. I would buy some sandwiches that they sell.

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  71. I would put it towards the Sweet Potato Puffs!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I would buy the Quarter Honey Baked Ham.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I would use gift certificate towards the purchase of a 6 or 7 pound ham.
    Lorina Padgett LB4padgettlp@hotmail.com

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  74. I would buy the Broccoli Rice Casserole, Yukon Mashed Potatoes and Southern Pecan Pie

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  75. i like the Roasted Turkey Breast

    JOSEPH GERSCH

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  76. I would like to try the turkey breast.
    Rose O.
    rmo210 at sbcglobal dot net

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  77. my hubby and I both would love the BBQ Pork Roast sounds good

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  78. Cheesecake Sampler
    Francine Anchondo

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  79. I would try the cinnamon apples.

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  80. Omg, they have the best ham ever! I'd get the The HoneyBaked Mini Ham, and also the Mini Key Lime Pies!

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  81. The Ham Classic sandwich looks good

    Susan Smith

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  82. i would like to get a quarter honey baked ham

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  83. They have the best hams there!

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  84. I think I replied as anonymous last time. Not trying to get 2 entries, but I would like the one entry because I would for sure get a ham from the store. Love the brown sugar crispy glaze.

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  85. I would buy the 6 lb. Half Ham!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  86. Ooooh the roasted turkey breast Mmmmm nummy!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway… we would purchase a HoneyBaked Boneless Ham
    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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