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ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

Today I got a package from ASUS, those guys that make netbooks and motherboards. Since I’ve gotten packages in the past from companies like ASUS, I thought this was just another piece of hardware that was in need of reviewing. We do often get things just showing up on our doorstep and I was just going to toss it into the pile to check out after Xmas till I opened it up and saw that it was just a little more special than what we normally come across.

The package was stacked five tiers tall and held together with an elaborate bow. It was like one of those fancy wedding cakes. The bow was topped off with a snowflake encrusted with sparkles. I know that ASUS has been experimenting with the unboxing experience with some of their products but nothing this elaborate. Could it be a prototype EeePC or maybe a new media player, cellphone or piece of hardware? I was excited.

ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

I took the bow off and saw that it consisted of five boxes of different sizes. I was leaning towards it being a new cellphone because obviously we need boxes for a charger, case and probably other accessories. Since BC is cracking down on driving and cellphone use, maybe it was an assortment of ASUS’ latest cellphone gadgets?

ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

I started with the smallest box and found some chocolates inside from Cheryl&Co, makers of high end gourmet brownies, cakes and fancy cookies, including seasonal cut-out cookies topped with a signature buttercream frosting. So of course, being me, I eat them and move on. But as I moved on, it revealed more and more tasty treats from Cheryl&Co but no gadgets. Hmm…

ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

So here I am surrounded by some tasty treats. In fact, a quick look at the Cheryl&Co website revealed that this little slice of dessert/cookie heaven was in the $49 buck price range. This definitely isn’t your typical COSTCO gift box of miscellaneous Xmas biscuits. Since I’m a bit of a connoisseur of all things edible I have to say that I’m quite taken back by just how tasty these high end treats are. Someone from ASUS was definitely reading my blog and knew how to butter up this Editor In Chief. More pics of this gift pack after the jump if you have a huge sweet tooth like me.

So as I’m sitting here stuffing my face with cookies, I’d like to take this chance to wish everyone Happy Holidays and  I hope that all your Xmas Wishes come true. Now go make me proud and demolish that Xmas Turkey, Stuffing and Ham ASUS Sends an Early Xmas Gift

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