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Harrods luxury food hamper

Bond gets a food hamper at Harrods for Georgi Koskov

The bottle of Bollinger R.D. in the hamper is very similar or even the same as the bottle seen in this Bollinger advertisement

In the movie The Living Daylights (1987), M asks James Bond (Timothy Dalton) to pick up a hamper at Harrods, as a gift for General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé). Bond brings the basket to Bladen's Safe House.

The hamper contains a bottle of champagne, foie-gras and caviar, which General Koskov immediately starts eating ("Caviar, that's peasant food for us, but with Champagne it's ok"). Because the brand of champagne that M suggested was "questionable" according to Bond, he took the liberty to fill the hamper with a bottle of Bollinger R.D. champagne (see image on the left of the type of bottle and label that is seen in the film, although in the film we can't see which year it exactly is).

A hamper is a primarily British term for a wicker basket, usually large, that is used for the transport of items, often food. Harrods sells ready-made food hampers and provides customers the service of compiling a custom hamper for them, which may involve company staff (in the case of The Living Daylights, Bond himself) going shopping for requested specific items on behalf of individual customers. Food hampers are a popular gift item in the UK and Ireland.

Harrods offers a large selection of hampers (in the stores as well as on the Harrods website) ranging in price from €25 to £25000, and you can also create a custom hamper.

The basket seen in The Living Daylights is a wicker basket, similar to a picnic hamper with a lid.

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