Harry & David is a well-known retailer that specializes in gourmet gifts including pear & fruit gift baskets, gift towers, and a huge selection of Fruit-of-the-Month Clubs.
One of their club offerings — the “Favorites Club” — allows you to sample many of their most popular products via a convenient monthly delivery. Each month you’ll receive a new favorite like their rich and creamy signature truffles, handpicked fresh fruit, Moose Munch popcorn, cookies, and hand-packed gift baskets & boxes filled with their tastiest treats.
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Favorites Club subscriptions start at $99.99 for 3 months. — For a limited time, you can get FREE shipping on all orders $75+ with coupon code “RBFREESHIP“!
Let’s see what’s in the November 2018 Harry & David “Favorites Club” box!
Everything was shipped in a small (but heavy!) box and delivered via FedEx.
A peek inside! — November’s selection was “Royal Riviera Pears” and included 12 pieces of the freshly picked fruit.
According to the information card enclosed, Royal Riviera Pears can be traced back to 19th century France and were brought to Oregon’s Rogue Valley in 1897. The sweet & juicy fruit became the foundation of Harry & David’s Fruit of the Month Club gifts when they first started shipping them across country over 75 years ago and are still the most popular item they harvest today.
I love having a steady supply of fresh fruit in the house and these pears looked so nice stacked inside of my pretty pink stoneware bowl. — Lovely to look at, tasty to eat. 🙂
To determine if the pears are ripe, you’ll need to apply gentle pressure to the flesh at the base of the stem. If it yields slightly, it’s good to go! Once ripe, they should stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
After doing the ripeness test, I found that my pears weren’t quite ready to be eaten. While I wait, I’ll be researching different ways of enjoying them. I normally just eat them “as is”, but I might try to make a pear crisp by tweaking a peach crisp mix I received in a different subscription box last month. Yum!
November’s Harry & David “Favorites Club” provided subscribers with the sweet & juicy pears that became the foundation of their club over 75 years ago. They arrived in perfect condition and once fully ripened, I’m looking forward to enjoying each and every one. With the holidays closing in on us, the Favorites Club (or any offering from Harry & David) would make a simple, but much appreciated gift! — Remember, for a limited time you can get FREE shipping on all orders $75+ with coupon code “RBFREESHIP“!
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