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Mail Order Dried Fruit & Nuts? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

DaisyM Oct 29, 2007 11:34 AM

Can you suggest a company that does great dried fruit and nuts? I want to send some to a relative who can't be with us for Thanksgiving. Thank you!

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  1. 512window RE: DaisyM Oct 29, 2007 12:02 PM

    Try C.J. Olsen's in Sunnyvale, California
    http://www.cjolsencherries.com (I think.


    Great dried cherries and apricots, grown on their own farm.

    1. MsMaryMc RE: DaisyM Oct 29, 2007 12:11 PM

      I've liked what I've bought from Hadley Orchards' store, and I've heard very good things about their mailorder.


      1. zorra RE: DaisyM Oct 29, 2007 06:39 PM

        Fredlyn Nut Company in Houston does a lovely job with nuts, and the people to whom I've sent their gift packs have always been appreciative.


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          dukegirl RE: DaisyM Oct 31, 2007 06:08 PM

          I just got this catalog in the mail and some of the stuff looks amazing.

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            mjhals RE: dukegirl Apr 13, 2009 12:26 PM

            Dukegirl- I don't know if you're still around these boards, but thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been on the hunt for a very particular dried cherry that I used to buy from a specialty food shop in San Francisco. They've since closed so I can't ask them for their source. The memory of those little cherries haunts me to this day.

            The Meduri World folks call it a "raz cherry" and describe it as a bing cherry soaked in rasberry juice. From experience, I would describe it as a non-artificial marischino semi-dried cherry, or like a natural glace cherry. But they are awesome! I have an incredible sweet tooth and gravitate to very sugary candy (like red licorice, Dots, or jelly beans), these little guys are a perfect substitute. Love them. I'm placing a double order immediately.

            This is why I love chowhound! (Discussions of climate change and the amount of carbs in veggies, not so much.) So thanks again Dukegirl!

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