May 232012
 

Our family loves nuts and we love dried fruits.  So when the opportunity arose to review Bella Viva Orchards Gourmet Fruits & Nuts, I saw the opportunity to try something we don’t normally buy – gourmet fruits and nuts.  I was sent a 3lb gift package, which is what you see below, and what a difference from the ones you buy at the grocery store.

When my package arrived and I opened the box I found two trays exactly as they are displayed above.  The trays consisted of single layers of fruits or nuts with styrofoam sheets beneath them, placed in the decorative tray, and wrapped with bows.

The first tray contained California grown Almonds and pistachios.  This tray was opened right off as my daughter can’t keep her paws off of either type of nut.  Personally, I was worried the nuts would be  too salty for my liking.  I was pleasantly surprised that they weren’t, and felt the brand lived up to their item description which reads, ‘lightly salted’ and that is exactly how I found them to be. 

The second tray consisted of sun dried apricots, white nectarines, Moyer plums, peaches and pears.  In taste-testing these, they were fresh to the touch and are not the average size you’d see at the grocery store. I would describe them as being at least the size of a silver dollar and quite meaty.  They were fresh to the palette even a week later.

I can honestly say that the only issue I had was the trays not having a cover of some sort.  It would’ve be nice to slide a cover over them so that the trays could’ve stayed on the table once opened. 

Would you like to try Bella Viva Orchards Gourmet Fruits & Nuts for yourself?  BellaViva is offering my readers a discount of 15% with the coupon code blogdiscount2x720 which expires on July 20, 2012. 

Bella Viva has generously provided my readers with a giveaway of their Gourmet Fruits and Nuts. Entering is simple and Rafflecopter powered.  Open to the US Only.  Good Luck!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  5 Responses to “Bella Viva Orchards Gourmet Fruits & Nuts Review and Giveaway”

Comments (5)
  1. I love the California Organics Basket

  2. I would love to enter to win this prize, I have refreshed the page several times but the rafflecopter has not appeared

  3. I would love to try the Fruits & Nuts Trail Mix!
    Thanks 🙂

  4. I would love to try dried pears

  5. Fave item: http://www.bellaviva.com/unsweetened-dried-strawberries

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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