Bella Viva Orchards – A Review and a Giveaway!

I love fruit – in salads and side dishes, by themselves, in yogurt.  However, I’m awful about buying too much (this usually involves Little Miss asking for some fruit and then not eating it), and some goes to waste. 

Bella Viva Orchards has an AMAZING line of dried fruits – and since they’re dried they’ll last much longer!  Farming the rich soil of the Central Valley is a Martino family tradition Bella Viva carries out with pride. They produce and sell exceptional fresh and dried fruit, nuts and chocolate across the country. 

I got to try a selection of 1 bag of organic pears, 1 bag organic yellow peaches, 1 bag of organic bing cherries, 1 bag of organic nectarines and a tote bag with their name on it.  When I saw these fruits, I could tell they weren’t going to be ordinary – these looked like they were dried by hand, not by some machine.  Nothing was left to go to waste – you might find a stem part and definitely some skin parts in there. 

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The taste was exceptional.  I love cutting the dried fruit into small pieces as a salad addition.  I think it would also be great to use in a salsa.  I have a rice dish I plan on making using the cherries – plan to see that recipe next Monday!  All of the fruits had a wonderful sweetness to them, and I felt they really captured the essence of the fruit.  Not to mention they were all organic! 

They also have a great selection of chocolate covered fruit – can someone please send me some chocolate covered bing cherries??

Be sure to check out their great selection of Easter gifts – Use code greenmom to get 15% off anything on their website!  This coupon code is good until May 16th.

WIN IT:  One lucky US reader will win the same organic fruits and bag that I got to try!  Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with this selection! 

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  1. I’d love to try the Organic Dried Orange Slices. I bet their good.

  2. Tara Oliver says:

    ooooo the Dual Indulgence please! the dried fruit really looks delicious.

  3. debra pearlstein says:

    I would love to try the goji berries and the dried oranges! So many wonderful chioces.

  4. Dried mangos look mouth watering!

  5. I would love to try the goji berries!

  6. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would also like to try their Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries.

  7. I’d like to try the Dried Rainier Cherries!

  8. Leslie T says:

    dried pears – never had those before

  9. Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries

  10. I’d like to try the pineapple.

  11. Rachel Miller says:

    I’d like to try some of their diced fruits for my baking 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Lori Davis says:

    Eco Fruit Tote!

  13. Eco Fruit Tote is what I would love to try!

  14. Jennifer Donohue says:

    Love to try the Dried Mediterranean Apricots!

  15. Debra Guillen says:

    Dried Cranberries

  16. Anne PErry says:

    Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, 8 oz

  17. I would love to try the Mixed Dried Fruit!

  18. Amanda Kinder says:

    I’d love to try the Dried Banana Chips!

  19. I would love to try any of these fruits.

  20. Kelly Nicholson says:

    Mixed Dried Fruit, 16oz

  21. Ashley S says:

    The White Fresh Peaches look divine.

  22. alicia wallace says:

    The Dried Cherries

  23. Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to try the Trail Mix & Gorp!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  24. liz carlin says:

    Sounds so good.

  25. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries.

  26. DeeAnn S says:

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts. Thanks.

  27. Cynthia C says:

    I’d love to try the
    Organic Dried Mediterranean/Turkish Apricots

  28. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Bella Viva Orchards’ Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries

  29. judy gardner says:

    chocolate covered bing cherries

  30. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to try the dried pears. Thanks for hosting!

  31. I would like to try the fruit and nut trail mix

  32. Kristen m says:

    I would love the mixed dried fruit!

  33. Barbara Montag says:

    Would love to try this – The Sampler.
    Thank you.

  34. Mary Calabrese says:

    the dried cherries look great.

  35. elven johnson says:

    Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries!!

  36. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I love dried apricots and would like to try them.

  37. Teh Doll says:

    Dried Cranberries
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  38. Monique Rizzo says:

    Chocolate covered bing cherries. YUM
    Thanks for the chance.
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  39. I would love to try the goji berries

  40. Suzanne K says:

    I’d love to try the Dual Indulgence

  41. I’d like to try the Chocolate Covered Walnuts ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  42. California’s Organic Gift Basket 11lbs

  43. heatherzilla says:

    I would like to try the Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries, 8 oz .

  44. Kyl Neusch says:

    the goji berries

  45. Dried mangoes

  46. I would like Gourmet Fruit Gift Basket 4.6.

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  47. Joanne Schultz says:

    I’d love to try their Fruits & Nuts Trail Mix!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. chocolate walnuts

  49. I’d like to try the dried pineapple.

  50. robyn paris says:

    chocolate covered peaches

  51. I would like to try dried cranberries

  52. tamatha hunter says:

    the chocolate covered bing cherries would be my first choice

  53. tracy davis says:

    chocolate covered bing cherries

  54. Theresa Shafer says:

    Organic Dried Strawberries,
    Dried without preservatives or sweeteners, our Unsweetened Dried Strawberries emit distinct, luscious, sweet and tart flavors only produced from the best California strawberries.

    Sounds yummy

  55. I would love to try the Chocolate Grapes

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  56. judy gardner says:

    i commented on polenta two ways in recipes

  57. I’d like to try the dried Persimmons.

  58. Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says:

    Would love to try the dried tart apple rings

    mneuhouser at gmail dot com

  59. sara durst says:

    You cannot go wrong with chocolate covered bing cherries.

  60. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries

  61. Cindy Merrill says:

    The Spring Crate would be a nice Easter Gift.

  62. Holly S. says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate covered almonds.

  63. I’d love to try the chocolate covered peaches!

  64. Carolyn G says:

    I want to try the Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries, 8 oz

  65. Jennifer H. says:

    chocolate covered bing cherries
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  66. yum..I’d try the mixed fruit

  67. Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, 8 oz

  68. s riches says:

    The Seedless Black Monukka Raisins.

  69. Christina says:

    The Dried Rainier Cherries!

  70. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Cherries Jar,!

  71. I would love to try the chocolate apricots. YUM!

  72. ky2here says:

    Chocolate Walnuts Jar looks wonderful

  73. I would love to try the Persimmon.

  74. david basile says:

    Chocolate Covered Grapes, 8 oz

  75. I’d like to try the best of everything! Mixed Dried Fruit, 16oz

  76. Christine says:

    the goji berries

  77. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’d go with Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries

  78. I would love to have the Chocolate Apricots Jar – 12 oz. Thanks for the chance to win these yummy goodies! 🙂

  79. I’d love to try some of their diced fruits for baking!

  80. Mmmm dried pears!

    Thanks!

  81. Pauline M says:

    I would love to try the white nectarines!

  82. Holly Hook says:

    I’d like to try their chocolate covered bing cherries.

  83. Sarah Z says:

    Would love to try their cranberries (especially in a salad!)

  84. I’d love to try the Mixed Dried Fruit and get a taste of everything (apricots, peaches, plums, pears, apples and nectarines). They all sound delicious, although I think the apricots would be my favorite.

  85. I would like to try the Chocolate Peaches Jar, 12oz.

  86. Dual Indulgence 4lbs looks awesome

  87. Russell Moore says:

    the dual indulgence, so we can try everything.

  88. I’d love to try the California’s Organic Gift Basket

  89. Kathlyne says:

    i’d like to try the dried organic white nectarines.

  90. Heather Garcia says:

    Dried Rainier Cherries

  91. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    pineapple yummy
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  92. Caryn S says:

    I’d like to try the California White Apricots

  93. Organic Dried Pineapple Rings, 8oz
    $6.50

  94. Jessica hays says:

    The dried fruit looks great!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  95. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    I adore the prize and we would so enjoy sharing it with my 90 year old Mom (!) – she loves dried fruits. In fact, I love to give her the Roccoloto Gift Box (12.25) as she also uses the dried fruits to make this marvelous Swedish Fruit Soup (delish!) and when she has company over (yes she still does that!) she always likes to put out bowls of nuts (she hates fast food/junk snacks!)

    As for me and my Honey/Hubby, we’d love the Chocolate Fruit Tin and the Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries sound heavenly! Thanks!

  96. tropical organic gift basket

  97. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I like the best of all world’s so I would like to try the California Fruit and Nut 3 lbs. assortment.

  98. Brittney House says:

    fruit and nut trail mix!

  99. Angela H says:

    I would love to try the Fruits & Nuts Trail Mix.

  100. Karen Gonyea says:

    I’d LOVE to try the Goji Berries 🙂

  101. Paula Tavernie says:

    The Chocolate covered Grapes sound good! Id love to try them!

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  102. Cindy Munkelt says:

    I would love the chocolate covered Bing Cherries!!!!!

  103. Organic Mediterranean Turkish Apricots

  104. I’d like the organic dried mango. Thanks for the giveaway.

  105. Amber Carter says:

    california sweet apricots

  106. Ed Nemmers says:

    I would like to try the Dried Tart Apple Rings!

  107. Jennifer R says:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Covered Grapes, 8 oz.

  108. Hana E Hornburg says:

    ohhhhhhh!
    dried oranges, how intriguing!

  109. Kylie C says:

    I’d love to try the dried black figs- they sound delicious.

  110. Dried tart apple rings.

  111. Colleen S says:

    Ive been craving figs lately, so that would be what I would head for!

  112. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to try the Dried Pears.

  113. I would so like to try the – Californias Package 2.5lbs

  114. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to try the Organic Dried Pineapple Rings, 8oz.

  115. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love the Dried Black Figs.

  116. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I wanna try the dried black figs.

  117. dried canberries sthanks

  118. dario moniz says:

    i would try the dry mangoes

  119. i am big dried cranberry fan

  120. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the Chocolate Almond Jar, 12oz

  121. Peter G says:

    Organic Dried Orange Slices because I have never tasted anything like this before.

  122. Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries, 8 oz sounds yummy
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  123. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to try the fruits and nuts trail mix!

  124. Andrea Henry says:

    California’s Organic Gift Basket looks amazing.

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  125. alyce poalillo says:

    Organic Almonds would do it for me.

  126. amy deeter says:

    white nectarines!

  127. shirley pebbles says:

    I would also like the
    Chocolate Cherries

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  128. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    I would like to also try the fruit and nut trail mix.Thanks!

  129. Katie J says:

    Would love to try the goji berries!

  130. Christy says:

    I’d like to try their chocolate covered bing cherries.

  131. Sheryll Stacy says:

    The pineapple sounds wonderful however, I am a huge fruit lover so they all sound good to me!

  132. Janea C. says:

    I would like to try the skinless dried apple slices.

  133. jeannine s says:

    I like the organic almonds

  134. Betty Curran says:

    I’d love to try the California Natural Dried Apricots.

  135. Patrice says:

    I would like to try the Mixed Chocolates Jar. Chocolate covered fruits and nuts sounds great!

  136. rachel h says:

    Sky’s the limit? The 11pd organic gift basket!

  137. Love to try the fruit and nuts combo. The cranberries sound wonderful

  138. I would love to try the Organic Dried Persimmons.

  139. I’d like Fruit & Chocolates Mix, 24oz

  140. jennifer j says:

    i’d like to try the dried bing cherries!

  141. Would love to try the Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries

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  142. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Covered Bing Cheeries, 8 oz.

  143. Michelle H. says:

    I would love to try their Dual Indulgence 4lbs.

  144. I would like the organic pears.

  145. Chris Noe says:

    The dried bing cherries look really tasty.

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  146. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I’d really like to try the Fresh Fuyu Persimmons

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