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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Savory Summer Sponsor Spotlight: Bella Viva Orchards Organic Fruit and Nuts *Review*

I received the beautifully packaged fruit gift basket, pictured above, from Bella Viva Orchards Inc, to review. I am a huge fan of fresh fruit as well as dried fruit. My husband is a fan of nuts, especially almonds!

Before I go into detail on how the fruit tasted, I want to point out the gorgeous, eco-friendly package it came in. The box used to hold the fruit in place is made of peach wood, from their old peach tree! A peach tree that would have been burned up, when cut down. Now, if that doesn't make you want to get one for yourself, then maybe this will...

Everything in this basket is Organic!
The raisins are absolutely the freshest and juiciest I have ever tasted. My kids love raisins and eat them almost daily. These went QUICK! My three girls did most of the damage. We ate some as a snack and I also used some for a popular recipe in my house, Picadillo. The raisins were my favorite of the bunch! I found myself questioning...how can a dried fruit be so juicy!?

Apricots and peaches are not among my top favorite fruit but I was quite pleased with these as well. The apricots looked tasty and were very flavorful. More flavor than I was imagining. The peaches looked a little on the dry side and were pretty chewy, but had delicious flavor. After reading up a bit on their dried fruit, I found that it is as simple as rinsing the fruit in water, draining well and putting back into the bag, to make them juicier. That's good to know! So if your dried fruit is too dry...just add water :)

Overall, I am very pleased with this Organic Dried Fruit & Nuts Gift. This would make a lovely Mother's Day gift as well as an any day gift.

To purchase an Bella Viva Orchards product, please visit Bella Viva Orchards Inc.

Use the code "blogdiscount4x713" at checkout for a 15% off discount! (*Leave out the quotation marks when redeeming your discount)

The generous folks at Bella Viva Orchards would like to give one lucky Green Mam-a Jam-a reader a Organic Fruit and Nut Gift, just like the one I received! Thank you so much Bella Viva Orchards for sponsoring this review and giveaway!
This giveaway is part of the Savory Summer Event and will be one of many prizes!

The Savory Summer Event Runs from May 16- May 30! Make sure to check back and enter to win!
**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.
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.


  1. I will have to check this out - never heard of the company before!

  2. Sweet, I'd use this for baking cookies if I won. :-)