As the fifth most populous city in New York, Syracuse has attracted immigrants from all over the world. The city offers extreme ethnic diversity in its citizens including Hispanic (Puerto Rican in particular), Irish, British, French, Asian, Bosnian, German, Greek, Italian, African, Asian, Bosnian, Jewish, Lebanese, Pacific Islander, Polish, Syrian, Ukrainian, Welsh and Native American communities. What better way to acknowledge this cultural “melting” pot than with a Syracuse gift basket delivery. Full of gourmet goodies that literally “melt” in your mouth, our gift baskets feature fresh picked fruit, baked-to-perfection cookies and roasted nuts, all hand-dipped in decadent chocolate.
In addition to being rich in culture, Syracuse contains a major salt and limestone supply. During the middle of the Devonian Period, (roughly 400 years ago) the land we now know as Syracuse was submerged beneath a salty sea. Over time the sea water evaporated leaving layers of halite and seashells behind, which were eventually buried beneath earth’s surface. From this prehistoric period, two essential elements emerged in the 19th century: salt and limestone. Syracuse’s Onondaga Lake and the Onondaga Salt Springs Reservation later provided the basis for commercial salt production from the late 18th through early 20th centuries.
Until 1900, the bulk of the salt used in the United States came from Syracuse, so our gift baskets pay tribute to the city’s salty grounds. We loaded our Syracuse gift baskets with handmade, “sea-salted” gourmet chocolates and thick, gooey caramels. And anyone from the area is sure to smile with our Syracuse food gift baskets containing bittersweet “salt-water” taffy.
While no longer home to the NBA’s 76ers, Syracuse still houses several professional sports teams and many sports fans. The Syracuse Chiefs, (Minor League baseball) Syracuse Crunch, (American Hockey League) Syracuse Silver Knights, (Major Indoor Soccer League) Syracuse Chargers (Rugby Club) Syracuse Shock Wave (American Basketball Association) and the popular Syracuse Orange (college basketball) all draw diverse sports crowds. If you or someone you know is a fan of one of these teams, or perhaps on a sports team, then our sports-themed Syracuse gifts are the way to go. Syracuse birthday gift baskets, for example, could include hand-dipped strawberries and chocolate covered cookies and cake pops in colorful basketball, football and baseball shapes. These tasty treats will brighten someone’s special day or help sweeten up a team’s celebration!