Saying that we were excited when we opened the box that contained these two trays is a huge understatement and we were eager to dig right in! We opened the box and found another box and some bubble wrap to protect the goods and as you can see on the right side both trays arrived in perfect condition!
The first 24oz. tray is packed full of sun-dried apricots, white nectarines, pears, peaches and Moyer plums. My favorites were the white nectarines, apricots and pears. I don’t like fresh pears but in this sun-dried form I LOVED them! fresh pears to me have a sort of grainy consistency that I don’t like but these were delicious! The 2nd 24 oz. tray is absolutely filled with roasted lightly salted almonds and pistachios. We LOVE the pistachios and everyone has been attacking them. I just used a bunch of the almonds in my garden fresh zucchini bread I just made from our first ripe zucchini straight from the garden to the sink and then shredded for the bread. The almonds were chopped up and tossed in and was a huge hit! I haven’t had zucchini bread in years and the almonds tossed it just made it superb and EVERYONE agrees. Here’s a look at the nutrition facts for both trays I received. This is definitely a lot better than a lot of the snack choices out there and a nice change from our regular fresh fruit snacks.
My two youngest boys thought they were going to enjoy the plums best because they look like the biggest raisins they have ever seen (which they both just love), however they decided their all-time favorite is the white nectarines. My 12-year-old daughter cannot decided between the white nectarines and the pears. My oldest daughter has enjoyed the plums but can’t give me a firm answer on which fruit is her favorite. These are NOT dehydrated they are dried so they are soft and chewy not crunch or hard. We really enjoyed the consistency of these fruits and I can’t keep their hands off the pistachio’s. Lastly, I thought this was a neat note that is attached to the trays that tells you a bit about Bella Viva and what they stand for.
Bella Viva Orchards has the most amazing looking packages and baskets that everyone is sure to find something mouth-watering they are dying to try. Bella Viva Orchards has everything from dried fruits, gift baskets and fresh fruits to trail mix/gorp to Chocolates!
I love this 11 pound organic gift basket.
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