Delicious Mixed Fruit and Nuts from Bella Viva Orchards: Review and Give Away

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Posted by Dina N

We love our sweets in my family. To keep it healthy, we eat lots of fruit. Sometimes I want fruit with an extra sweet kick - but without the extra sugar. Dried fruit fits the bill there. We eat raisins, of course, but also dried apricots, dried mango, and dried plums. Our other favorite snack is nuts - almonds, edamame, home-roasted peanuts... There's always a jar of some yummy nuts in the pantry.

Bella Viva Orchards sent us 3 whole pounds of yummy goodness: their California's Fruits & Nuts Tray. It's full of wonderful treats: sun dried apricots, white nectarines, pears, peaches and moyer plums. I will not tell you how long - or rather short - it took me to devour all that delicious fruit. That's the best dried fruit I've tried, hands down. It's full of flavor, pleasantly chewy, and all around irresistible. I can't decide if my favorite was the plums or the nectarines. I could hardly bring myself to share them.

The second 24 oz tray we received was filled with roasted almonds and pistachios. Mmmm, the perfect snack. The kids could not crack those pistachios open fast enough. The nuts tasted fresh and perfectly roasted, and lasted just a couple of days in my house. It seemed like every time I looked, someone was grabbing a handful of almonds or a few pistachios. Those were some seriously good nuts.

Last but not least, the dried fruits and nuts were packaged in pretty cardboard trays, complete with ribbons. Perfect for gifting! Except I would not be able to part with them once they come to my house. Ship directly to the lucky recipient, perhaps? 

In addition to the fantastic 3 lbs California's Fruits & Nuts Tray, Bella Viva Orchards has gift baskets, chocolates, trail mix, and even fresh fruit. I would love to try their organic dried fruit - and some chocolate-covered fruit, of course.

You can get a 15% discount 15% discount on all the delicious goodies available at Bella Viva Orchards with coupon code blogdiscount2x720. It will expire on 7/20/12.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a 3 lbs California's Fruits & Nuts Tray from Bella Viva Orchards!

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94 comments:

  1. Connie Bolick Lee said...

    I like the Sampler
    lclee59@centurylink.net

  2. BethElderton said...

    Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  3. kellyr78 said...

    I liked the Latching Fruit Basket
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  4. Jane said...

    I liked the Pistachios Tray.

  5. Charity and John said...

    Chocolate Nut Tin.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  6. Maryann D. said...

    I liked California's Fruit & Nuts, 3lbs
    Item Id: 701024850120

    twinkle at optonline dot net

  7. Dealsfan32 said...

    I like the Eco Fruit Tote, 9.5lbs

    Claudia

  8. Rusthawk said...

    I liked this Mother's Day crate: http://www.bellaviva.com/crate-gift-mothers-day

  9. wanda f said...

    Roasted Salted Pistachios and the Chocolate Covered Almonds are my top two favorite items in the store love love love them

    flanagan@mebtel.net

  10. ann said...

    the chocolate cherries - I shared to FB

  11. Sharon said...

    I like the Dried Rainier Cherries
    wdwfla at gmail dot com

  12. debijackson said...

    like the pistachhios

  13. Sylvia said...

    I like the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

  14. Alicia said...

    i liked the fresh organic peaches

  15. Joanne said...

    Everything look so yummy. I like the Dual Indulgence 4lbs.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  16. janetfaye said...

    I liked Californias Package 2.5lbs - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. AnneLoyd said...

    I liked the Dried Cranberries!

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

  18. amanda hardesty said...

    I liked the Orchard gift tower
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo dot com

  19. freddie said...

    I liked Dual Indulgence. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  20. Kapumaka said...

    Dried white apricots from Cali

    kapumaka@hotmail.com

  21. pauline15 said...

    I liked the California Pistachios tray!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Anonymous said...

    I would love to try the dried cranberries. Patricia

  23. latanya said...

    California's Organic Tray, 16oz

  24. theladya said...

    Love the Eco Fruit Tote, 9.5lbs. ~ Angie Bailey

  25. Diane said...

    The organic dark chocolate looks yum! :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

  26. Renee G said...

    I like the NEW Mother's Day Crate
    Item Id: 701024902911
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  27. Margie said...

    I'd like the Fresh Yellow Organic peaches. (I don't think my previous comment attempt went through.) Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  28. ProjectHope7 said...

    I FB liked the corporate gift basket with a leather tote and a little bit of everything... dried fruit, nuts, cheese, crackers, salami, jam, sparkling cranberry juice... all looks like an incredible, incredible gift! you can see it at : http://www.bellaviva.com/corporate-gift-basket

    Cathy B pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom
    palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

  29. ufg8trj said...

    I like the mothers day crate
    ufg8trj at yahoo dot com

  30. Brittany said...

    The chocolate covered bing cherries, yum- Thanks for the giveaway! bnichole87 at gmail dot com

  31. coliebear said...

    I like the mother's day crate.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Carrie Phelps said...

    I liked the Roasted Salted Pistachios; Carrie Phelps

  33. Fawn said...

    I liked the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries (Fawn Hammons)

    alsmalu at hotmail.com

  34. Anonymous said...

    Liked Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries

    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

  35. Noelle said...

    I liked the Roasted Salted Pistachios. 25lbs? Yes Please!

  36. BlackAsphodel said...

    I liked the dried cranberries: https://www.facebook.com/BlackAsphodel/timeline/story?ut=76&wstart=1335855600&wend=1338533999&hash=-3915505934745996032&pagefilter=3

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

  37. 1porkchop said...

    I am very intrigued by the chocolate covered grapes

  38. Carol M said...

    I like the California's Organic Gift Basket.

  39. Di said...

    I Liked the Roccoloto Gift Box

  40. Marti Parks said...

    I liked the mixed chocolates tray.

  41. Trung Nguyen said...

    I like the Fruits & Nuts Trail Mix, 12oz

  42. Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

    I have lots of "favorites" but the one I LIKEd and Shared on Facebook (I'm Jesselyn Andersyn) is the "Roccoloto Gift Box 12.25"

    Here is the link to my "Share"
    on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/jesselyn.andersyn/posts/311747948905118

    (Jesselyn A/Jesstinger)
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

  43. elangomatt said...

    I have liked the Organic Dried Pineapple Rings. I love those things, I've gotten pineapple rings that look just like that from Trader Joe's before.

    Aaron Bretveld

  44. Emily J said...

    I'm not a big fruit fan, but I do like the mixed chocolate tray

  45. peg42 said...

    I liked the mixed dried fruit.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  46. Amber said...

    I like the dried white figs! My FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  47. k. said...

    I want to try the dried white apricots.
    kathlynebrown at yahoo dot com

  48. danw78704 said...

    twitted this, california fruits and nuts

  49. Anonymous said...

    ALTHOUGH THERE SOLD OUT, I LOVE THE CHOCOLATE COVERED WALNUTS.


    LOVE3570@AOL.COM

  50. kroch said...

    I liked the mixed chocolate tray (Katie Roch)

    Dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

  51. RILEKAT said...

    I like the Artisan Gift Basket 8lbs on FB

  52. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

    liked Natural Dried Bing Cherries, 16oz

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  53. Christine Jessamine said...

    i like this one!

    http://www.bellaviva.com/californias-organic-gift-basket

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  54. Bleu said...

    Liked California's Organic Gift Basket, what a great give-away!

  55. Anonymous said...

    I would love the $30.00 mixed boxes of fruit, etc.

  56. Kristie said...

    I liked the Chocolate Covered Grapes! Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  57. Pat said...

    I liked the Roccoloto Gift Box
    pbabcock2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. dlhaley said...

    I like the Roasted Salted Pistachios.

  59. Caitlin McClure said...

    Organic California Apricots!

  60. psnyder said...

    Like the Rainier-NATURAL!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  61. Kelly N. said...

    Please "like" your favorite item from Bella Viva Orchards - just click on the Like icon on the product page - and leave a comment below with the item you liked.



    Fruits & Nuts Trail Mix, 12oz

    kelly nicholson

  62. bored2quickly said...

    I like their Zoom California's Fruits & Nuts 3 lbs box. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

  63. ossmcalc said...

    I Like the California's Organic Gift Basket 11lbs.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  64. clc408 said...

    I liked the





    Dried Cranberries, 16oz
    Item Id: 701024105015

  65. EMMAHORTON said...

    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE 8 Fresh White Peaches Organic

  66. sue14625 said...

    i like the Sampler Box 2.5
    Item Id: 701024920311
    sue14625@gmail.com

  67. skkorman said...

    I liked the dried Bing cherries!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  68. sksweeps said...

    I liked the chocolate apricots

    http://www.bellaviva.com/chocolate-covered-apricots-jar

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  69. hbbs55 said...

    I liked the walnuts!

    hbbs55 at hotmail dot com (fb)
    hbbs55 at gmail dot com (google)

  70. naturegirl said...

    I liked the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries. I'm logged into rafflecopter as Patrice.

  71. Kathleen said...

    I liked the Eco Fruit Tote, 9.5 lbs.

  72. kyl neusch said...

    liked California's Fruit & Nuts, 3lbs

  73. MarielDumas said...

    I like the latching fruit basket

  74. lisagee1234 said...

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/lisa.lo.31/posts/363421847045790


    fb shared

  75. Gala said...

    California's Organic Gift Basket 11lbs

  76. elizabeth p said...

    I liked the peaches, I would love to try those!

  77. Anonymous said...

    I like the Chocolate Covered Walnuts!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  78. April said...

    I liked the California's Organic Gift Basket

  79. karenb834 said...

    I like the Roasted Salted Pistachios, thanks so much

    karenb834atyahoo.com

  80. Deborah Hogue said...

    I like the Roccolotto Box, it looks amazing. I love dried fruit and Nuts

  81. The Busy Mom said...

    I liked the California's Grand, 4.5lbs. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  82. Cindy Merrill said...

    I like the dried Diced pears.

  83. missrantsypants said...

    i like the organic drued berries



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    melanie montgomery

  84. Jennafer211 said...

    The Dried Peaches look Yummy. thank you!

  85. Tara W said...

    I "Liked" the Unsweetened Dried Strawberries.
    Rafflecopter: Tara Woods

  86. Ashley T. said...

    I liked California's Organic Dried Fruit

  87. Kellie's Camera said...

    chocolate cherries!!

    kelliescamera at gmail dot com

  88. Amy Dalrymple said...

    This pistachios! Yum!

  89. danw78704 said...

    twitted this

  90. carol lewis said...

    Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries
    spcale at yahoo dot com

  91. laurasloves said...

    I liked the Dried Cranberries.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  92. michedt said...

    I "liked" the Roccoloto Gift Box 12.25.
    Thanks!
    Michelle Tucker

  93. purango said...

    I liked the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries. garrettsambo@aol.com

  94. dvice12 said...

    I liked California's Organic Gift Basket 11lbs
    Item Id: 701024902010

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