Harry and David
Deluxe All-Ocassion Gift Basket
Harry and David Review
Harry and David's Deluxe All-Ocassion Gift Basket includes the fruit and gourmet items that made the company's reputation what it is today - first and foremost, their deservedly famous Royal Riviera pears. Harry and David know what they are doing when they pack a basket. They know what they are doing when they grow and pack a pear and they surely know what gourmet items are crowd pleasers across the board.
pieces of fruit
pounds of fruit
4 Honeycrisp Apples
6 Royal Riviera Comice Pears
Milk Chocolate Moose Munch Caramel Popcorn Mix
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Honey Wheat Twist Pretzels
Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip
Barbers 1833 English Farmhouse Cheddar
Rogue Creamery Touvelle, Dry Salami
Four Apples - We believe these were Honeycrisp apples. Whatever they were they were out of control delicious. The best apples of all the baskets we reviewed. Very intense flavor and perfect crispy texture you always wish you saw in every apple but rarely find. These apples will be remembered by whomever gets this basket.
Six Pears - Harry and David became experts in growing the Comice pear, so much in fact, that they renamed it. This basket included their "Royal Riviera" pears and seriously - it is delicious. Be sure you know that the pears are not ripe when they arrive. There are several good ways to ripen them, so be sure "check the neck" before you bite into them. Once they are ripe they are heaven on earth.
Caramel Popcorn - Tasty mix of crunchy caramel popcorn mixed with almonds and about a third of the mix is covered in milk chocolate. Not too complicated, not too exotic just addictive, salty/sweet party mix.
Waxy Cherries Revisited - Harry and David's Bing Cherry Chocolates are no different than the ones that come in the baskets of Cherry Moon Farms, The Fruit Company, Golden State Fruit etc. If you are a returning visitor or have read any of our reviews on this subject you know we aren't huge fans of the "chocolate" covered bing cherries, They are hard, waxy and leave a dark red residue in your mouth. To me, they just feel like a kidsy, "non-food" item.
Good Cheese - We love when fruit baskets include real cheese, not a "pasteurized processed cheese food". Harry and David didn't skimp on the cheese. The Rogue Creamery Touvelle is handmade at a local creamery in Oregon and the Barber's 1833 English Farmhouse Cheddar is actually from England. I really applaud this since there are some companies we've reviewed that have some really lame "cheese food" rather than real cheese. The TouVelle is made from raw cow's milk and has a mild, sweet taste, though it is a cheddar. (TouVelle comes from the state park close by to the creamery). THe English cheddar was sharp and crumbly.
Oh Honey - The Honey Wheat Twist Pretzels were around the same quality of the honey twist pretzels in the grocery store but the Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip was so uniquely good. I am not a person who likes dijon mustard so I was a little reticent to dive into something with whole mustard seeds but for some reason it didn't bother me. It was sweet and sticky. The pretzels taste great with it or you can spread it on sandwiches, meats etc. It's really quite good.Salami - Harry and David's 8 ounce dry salami was covered in "herbes de provence" (thyme, sage, bay leaves, parsley, rosemary). The salami is typically served sliced with cheese and crackers but we found it was fun to dice it up and add it for flavor when cooking vegetables. The little log is covered in herbs, completely covered. It is really tough and salty, after all, it is dry salami.
ABOUT HARRY AND DAVID
Harry and David History and Overview
Harry and David was established through the entrepreneurial spirits of two educated brothers following the death of their father. These brothers were named Harry and David, of course! Their father was a successful hotel owner who sold out of that industry to go into growing pears. When he died he left acres of orchard to the brothers who came up with an innovative idea to propel the business forward.
Rather than sticking with local sales to people in their residential area, the brothers decided to sell their fruits to restaurants, hotels and other businesses in their area as well as in other cities and eventually other states. They made quite a few successful decisions to keep their business alive through very trying economic times, including focusing on one specific type of pear that was more marketable to restaurants and hotels.
Over time Harry and David took their business to new limits by offering their fruits for delivery New York and other areas that weren't hit as hard by the Great Depression. This was when their business started to struggle and the brothers ventured out further and further from their orchards to sell their fruits.
Through their entrepreneurial spirits and never-give-up attitudes, Harry and David continued to prosper until the economy revived. They are now known as a leader in the fruit baskets and gift baskets industry.
Harry and David fruit baskets are known for being full luxury and all gourmet. They offer the ripest, sweetest, juiciest fruits in season and are often combined with other gourmet treats such as chocolate and glazed nuts.
The Harry and David Difference
What sets Harry and David fruit baskets apart from many other companies now delivering gift and fruit baskets is their hands-on attention to every fruit and gift basket ordered. The boxes that the fruit baskets are shipped out in were designed by the company for a super tight fit that doesn't allow the fruit baskets to wobble and spill.
Each fruit basket is hand packed by real people and every piece of fruit is hand selected the day it is packed. The appearance of the basket is tended to just as much as the taste of the fruit the baskets include. The designs are beautiful and rich in appearance so recipients can't help but stare at them and admire them before consuming them.
Harry and David also takes an eco-friendly approach to the fruit baskets business. They use sustainable farming methods in their orchards and get a lot of their business over the Internet so they don't have to rely upon paper catalogues and advertisements as much.
As one of the oldest companies in the fruit baskets delivery business, they are also one of the most forward-thinking companies!
Harry and David Fruit Baskets
You can find Harry and David fruit baskets designed specifically for upcoming holidays or special events as well as for general purposes. They can be ordered for your own benefit or as gifts for anyone that you really want to impress.
The fruit baskets offered may include a single fruit, such as their signature Riviera Pears or it can combine a couple fruits such as pears and delicious cherries. There are even some fruit baskets that come with artfully chocolate dipped fruits, dried fruits, chocolates, and a variety of other treats.
There are even some Harry and David fruit baskets that come with wine beautifully paired to the fruits inside the basket or box!
Some of the fruits that can be purchased as gifts or as a treat to yourself include:
- Giant Sweet Strawberries
- Cherry-OH! Cherries
- Golden Pineapple
- Sunrise Papaya
- Royal Riviera Pears
- Royal Oranges
There are also organic fruit baskets that combine a variety of organic fruits with other organic treats. Organic strawberries can also be ordered in bulk. These fruit baskets may be a bit higher in price than non-organic fruit baskets, but they are farmed in a different manner to be extremely healthy and friendly to the environment.
Shopping with Harry and David
Part of the fun of shopping with Harry and David is looking at the elaborate designs offered in the fruit baskets and gift baskets. These hand-assembled baskets are artfully designed and may be in traditional baskets or a variety of other creative boxes and holders.
You can even find fruit gifts that keep on giving when you select from the Harry and David fruit of the month clubs. These clubs will have fresh fruits delivered to your chosen recipients every month for the number of months you select. Different fruits are delivered each month depending on what is in season and readily available for the service.
Harry and David gift baskets are so beautiful your recipients won't want to take them apart! They include ribbons, bows, and other decorative features that make them look as if they belong in paintings. These are gourmet quality, higher end fruit baskets that include hand selected fruits approved by the brothers.
Shopping with Harry and David is comforting since the brand name is so familiar and has been trusted for so many years. This is not a fly-by-night company that will deliver questionable produce. They deliver the best produce, much of which has been grown in the company's own orchards with sustainable farming methods. You can trust the fruits and other gourmet or organic treats that come in their gift baskets.
The Harry and David website can be browsed by the type of fruit of basket you want to purchase or by holidays and major events that you might want to purchase fruit baskets or gift baskets for. You can find what you want quickly, check out securely, and have your fruit baskets and gifts delivered right to your recipients.
Harry and David pioneered fruit gift basket giving by mail and ships more fruit gift baskets than all of the other U.S. fruit basket companies combined. They have an unmatched business gifting division with corporate branding and is the only one we could find that is committed to business practices that are environmentally responsible and sustainable.
Harry and David had its beginnings just after the turn of the 20th Century by Samuel Rosenberg, father of Harry and David. Samuel was a successful hotel owner in Seattle, Washington, but his true love was agriculture. In 1910 he traded the luxurious Hotel Sorrento for 240 prime acres of pears in Southern Oregon's Rogue River Valley and named them Bear Creek Orchards.
Sam passed away four years later in 1914, and his two sons, Harry and David, took over the family orchard business. The brothers studied agriculture at Cornell University and Harry and David decided early on to specialize in the Comice pear for which there was a good export market to the grand hotels and restaurants of Europe. The Rogue Valley proved even better suited to Comice pears than its birthplace in France. Harry & David named their luxurious pears "Royal Riviera" to set them apart from varieties grown elsewhere. Throughout the Roaring 20's, the fame of Royal Riviera pears spread, and business boomed.
Then came the Crash and Great Depression and Harry and David's affluent market vanished. There was no question that the Royal Riviera pears were unsurpassed in quality, but how would Harry and David find new buyers?
Always innovating, the brothers came up with the idea of selling their pears by mail. In 1934, they made their famous sales trips to San Francisco and New York to visit the captains of industry and pitch their Comice pears as ideal business gifts. Soon orders were rolling in. It was the beginning of Harry and David as America's premier direct marketer of fruit and gift baskets. They are one of the nation's oldest catalog mail order companies. Innovation and bold marketing defined the company's early periods of growth.
Harry and David Fruit of the Month Club
In 1938, Harry and David came up with the idea of the Fruit of the Month Club, which allows customers to automatically send or receive fruit gifts throughout the year. The Fruit of the Month gift has proven to be one of their most popular gifts and competitors have come up with versions of their own Fruit of the Month. The Tower of Treats, introduced in 1947, is a fruit tower that provides holiday cheer to thousands of American families each year. These fruit towers and other Harry and David innovations, like the fruit of the month club, have been widely imitated.
Today, Harry and David continue to grow and plan for the future and develop new ways to capitalize on Harry & David's brands and our reputation for unmatched quality and customer service. Unique to Harry and David is the fact that they pack their own edible fruit baskets and fruit gift towers, grow their own pears, make their own chocolates, as well as make many of their own candies, cookies and chocolates.
Pack Baskets In-House
Harry and David design their own baskets in-house. Their own employees decorate each gift basket and ship them in sturdy containers which they also have come up with as a company. It’s what they call the Harry and David difference. Also, rather than outsourcing their packaging, they pack their own unique baskets in-house, by hand.
The in-house packing ensures the highest possible quality as well as a personal touch. Their fruit is either grown in their own orchard, or carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. If the item you chose is not available or does not meet the high quality standard, Harry and David will substitute items that are only of equal or a greater value.
Southern Oregon is where Harry and David started packing and shipping fruit over 70 years ago. They have honed and refined their passion for growing delicious fruits throughout the decades with their exclusive pears. This company grows these pears in their beautiful orchards in Southern Oregon.
Believe it or not, Harry and David make their own chocolates as well. It seemed the only way to guarantee the best chocolate and secure their customer’s pleasure and passion with each bite. Blending and tempering the chocolate in their own confectionary with perfect consistence and a flawless finish has set the Harry and David chocolate above and beyond many of their competitors.
They also bake their own cakes and cookies. It’s true. With private recipes that include sweet butter, fresh nuts and fresh fruit, Harry and David makes small batches with a home-style quality. It is this that makes the difference as people really do notice it. The Harry and David Company also build their own gift towers from ground up. Fruits, chocolates, ribbons, packaging, you name it. This is what makes every gift tower from Harry and David both unique and special.
The company of Harry and David boasts the strongest guarantee in the business. Not only will both you and your recipient be satisfied, you both must be delighted. Otherwise, they will send an appropriate replacement or a full refund; either way, it’s your choice. Everything is guaranteed. There is no other way around it. No questions or excuses.
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