Monday, February 18, 2013

Melissa's Produce Review

Melissa's Produce sent me some items to review on my blog!
Here's some info about Melissa's Produce:
Think tasty, creamy, tangy, aromatic, tart, sweet, crunchy and delectable. Within the 280,000 square feet of the Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc. warehouse, one is sure to find the freshest fruits and vegetables -- quality products with exceptional value and first-class service.
Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc. is currently the largest distributor of specialty produce in the United States. With over 1000 items available at any given time, Melissa's imports and distributes exotic fresh fruits and vegetables from around the globe.
Located in the Vernon district of Los Angeles, California, World Variety Produce began strictly as a source of specialty produce, selling to retailers in the Southern California region. Over the years the company's Food Service Division has become a full-service operation that supplies culinary professionals with staples, exotics and Melissa's full line of organic produce.
Joe Hernandez, a Texas native, founded the business with a decade of produce industry experience in a small, rented produce warehouse lunchroom. The original office had three telephones and four chairs -- no one could have guessed that, within a few short years, the company would grow to occupy a newly renovated and expanded 280,000 square foot office, warehouse complex, and state-of-the-art CCOF/QAI Certified Organic Packing Facility.
Family is a big part of World Variety's success. Through the years, the company has found stable growth thanks to the support of very loyal customers and a close-knit family of employees dedicated to customer service. After all, Joe Hernandez has made the company philosophy straightforward: "Give the customers what they want and keep them happy!"

My Review:
Dried Mangos: 9/10. These were nice and chewy and flavorful. 

Cranberries: 10/10! MMM!!! These were my favorite! Jared and I enjoyed snacking on these during the UL basketball game. They were a good flavor, not too tart like some of the other cranberries I've eaten before.

I gave the Baby Beets to Jared's grandmom and granddad because they love them! They enjoyed these as well. :) 

Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes: 9/10. First of all, they were SO CUTE! Itty bitty pototoes! haha :) They were tasty and easy to bake. Perfect little bites. 

I gave my mom the Lentils because I am NOT A FAN AT ALL. She LOVES them, so I let her enjoy them all to herself!

They also included a wonderful cookbook that I am looking forward to trying recipes from!
"This alphabetized encyclopedia contains information about the 50 most nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables.  The health benefit of each produce item is highlighted and paired with tips on how to buy, store, and, of course, cook each item, with 150 recipes for simple sides and main courses."

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