Anyone who has ever sunk their teeth into one of Harry & David’s Royal Riviera Pears knows how unbelievably sweet and juicy and luscious they are. I’m a fan. So, it was a no-brainer when Harry & David asked if I would be interested in partnering with them and talk about their Thank You Gifts.
I chose to review the Applegate Gift Basket Deluxe because it features not only my favorite pears, but also crisp apples, giant cashews, roasted almonds, trail mix, dried fruit, and granola. This mix of snacks walks the line between healthy and delicious – perfect for keeping those New Year’s resolutions going strong.
When I was a poor student, I would oftentimes suck it up and shell out the too much money for a box of granola. It was my go-to snack. Healthy, delicious, and perfect for snacking on. One day, I was over my friend Emily’s place, and saw that she had a Nalgene full of granola in her freezer. I wasn’t too surprised. If you know Emily, you’ll know she’s smart, sassy, and what I like to call preppy crunchy. Think pearls and Patagonia, sailing on the Cape andâ€”Em, what is it they do in New Hampshire? Apparently they make amazingly good homemade granola.
Now that I am a poor writer, I’m glad I have Emily’s recipe on hand. Crunchy, nutty, sweet, slightly salty, and full of that baked goodness that you can only get with brown sugar and your oven. It’s better than the boxed stuff by far. You’ll never want to pay for overpriced cereal again.