My Harry and David Experience

When I was a little girl, I used to walk home from school each day in December hoping with all the hope I could muster, that “the package” had arrived.

I’d walk into the house and unload jacket, scarf and mittens, then timidly tiptoe into the kitchen to check the mail on the table. As soon as I turned the corner I would know… if the Harry and David Tower of Treats had come.

Harry and David Card | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

This is a memory that is repeated throughout the entire course of my childhood.

Harry and David Tower of Treats | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

I couldn’t wait to carefully open each cascading box to see what edible treasure was inside:  apples, pound cake, various chocolates, and the end-all of holiday treats Moose Munch, a caramel corn mix with chocolate and nuts.

Harry and David Pacific Northwest Box | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

And let’s not forget the pears.

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Harry and David sent the most flawless, juicy, golden wrapped pears, that sliced like butter. We would ration them out after the package arrived, to ensure everyone in the family got their fair share.

Harry and David Pears | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Harry and David is the centerpiece of one of my fondest holiday memories and has made it possible for me to relive this nostalgic experience year after year.

Harry and David Jelly Candies | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Even now, I secretly hope each and every year, that a business associate, or a good friend will send us a box from Harry and David.

Harry and David Pear Orchards | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

So when I was invited to tour the Harry and David Orchards and Chocolate Factory, there was not a single moment of hesitation.

I would have crawled from Asheville, North Carolina to Medford, Oregon, to get there.

Harry and David Pear Orchard | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

What I learned about Harry and David once I arrived in Oregon, only enhanced my devotion to the company.

First and foremost, Harry and David is not just a pretty packaging company. They actually produce the majority of the items they offer.

Harry and David Pear | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

The breathtaking orchards spread across 19 farms in southern Oregon and boast 700,000 pear trees. These Comice or “Royal Riviera” winter pears are treated with as much care as newborn puppies.

Harry and David Winter Pear Orchard | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Harry and David hires approximately 330 professional pickers each year to gently hand-pick every pear. The pears are picked in the state of “maturity,” not ripeness to protect the skin.

The harvesters use a special hand technique and gloves to ensure no bruising occurs. Harry and David transports the pears with water flumes, specially designed trucks, and padded sorters to make sure every pear comes to you as perfect as it was, hanging on the tree.

Harry and David Plant | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Harry and David has spent years fine-tuning their method of farming to grow smaller trees that produce the very best fruit. They actually graft the comice pear trees onto quince root beds, causing the trees to stay small, so the orchards are safe for their pickers.

This is not genetic modification. Grafting roots is an agricultural art you can experiment with in your own backyard, if you happen to have a green thumb and a whole lot of patience.

Harry and David Pear Orchard Tour | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

On top of growing these magnificent pears, Harry and David makes thousands of chocolates and baked goods each year, right in Medford, Oregon.

Harry and David Chocolate Factory | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

The Head Chocolatier, Charlie (yes, Charlie) told us they make up to 130,000 truffles on any given day and pop 100 pounds of popcorn to make Moose Much each hour.

Harry and David Moose Munch | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

We watched bakers make tantalizing baklava, brownies, cakes, cookies and candies.

Harry and David Chocolates | ASpicyPerspective.com #Gifts #Holidays

We learned to hand tie the intricate bows that go on each package.

Harry and David | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

We met with packaging designers that spend countless hours making sure they have a basket, box, or tower to fit every occasion and personality.

Harry and David Packaging | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

We even got to build our own Harry and David basket on the packaging line. Mine kept falling apart–it takes a lot more skill than you think!

Harry and David Basket | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Harry and David also shared a surprise announcement with us. They’ve planted their own vineyards and are now producing the first batch of H&D made wines.

Harry and David Comice Pears | ASpicyPerspective.com #Gifts #Holidays

We were able to experience all nine of the wines they are offering. These wines will be available for purchase in early 2013. Make sure to try the Pinot Noir.

Harry and David Pear Orchard Party | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

Everyone we met at Harry and David had a different story of what the company has meant to them, yet the resounding message was clear:

Harry and David is GOOD to their employees.

Harry and David Employees | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

From our tour guide, to the pickers, packers, recipe testers, bakers, bow tiers, and package designers, most of the employees we met had been working for Harry and David for over ten years, and many have worked there for decades.

One tour guide told me she had resigned after finding out she had cancer and needed to focus on her recovering.

Harry and David Pear Dipping | ASpicyPerspective.com #Oregon #gifts #travel

She said the CEO immediately called her and ask why she was leaving. When she explained she was having some health issues, he told her, “You go get healthy. Your job will be right here waiting for you when you’re ready to come back.”

You just don’t hear stories like that anymore, you know?

Harry and David Group Shot | ASpicyPerspective.com #Gifts #Holidays

You can read more about Harry and David from friends that visited the orchards with me:

 Disclosure: Harry and David hosted me on this trip and provided the giveaway today. All H&D-loving opinions are my own.

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463 comments on “My Harry and David Experience

  1. Katieposted October 24, 2012 at 5:48 am Reply

    I had their pears once and they were amazing! I’d love to try them again!

  2. Katieposted October 24, 2012 at 5:50 am Reply

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  3. DessertForTwoposted October 24, 2012 at 5:54 am Reply

    I adore Harry & David! It’s not Christmas without them! My favorite memory is opening the packages my dad receives from customer’s as gifts around the holidays!

  4. Kelposted October 24, 2012 at 6:12 am Reply

    The company is new to me. I am excited to try their pears!

  5. angelaposted October 24, 2012 at 6:25 am Reply

    wow those baskets look great. haven’t tried one before, but would sure love to. yumm pears.

  6. angelaposted October 24, 2012 at 6:25 am Reply

    i follow harry&david on Facebook and you too!

  7. Sarahposted October 24, 2012 at 6:32 am Reply

    LOVE Harry and David pears (and chocolate and, and…) –
    we have an H & D outlet store 3 miles down the road and anything from that company is a very special treat.

  8. ladywildposted October 24, 2012 at 6:36 am Reply

    The fruit. For sure. I love me some pears. I love nuts too.

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  12. neonmoon10posted October 24, 2012 at 6:38 am Reply

    I’ve never had their moose munch but its making my mouth water.

  13. Wendy Farmerposted October 24, 2012 at 6:52 am Reply

    I use to love going into the store with my dad and buying a bag of the chocolate covered cherries and eating the entire bag in one sitting. Or getting the moose munch for my mother in law. Good memories of them both.

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  18. Rachel Cooksposted October 24, 2012 at 6:56 am Reply

    What a fun trip–I’ve loved reading everyone’s recaps. My dad always got Harry & David packages from work–they were the best!

  19. Wendy Farmerposted October 24, 2012 at 6:57 am Reply

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  22. sandyposted October 24, 2012 at 8:07 am Reply

    I have receved the tower as a gift for years it is now a tradition to eat Moose Munch for Christmas breakfast.

    • Sommerposted October 24, 2012 at 8:32 am Reply

      Sandy, I LOVE that tradition! We may have to copy you…

  23. sandyposted October 24, 2012 at 8:08 am Reply

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  24. Karenposted October 24, 2012 at 7:08 am Reply

    I want to try those pears! They look delicious. Thanks!

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  26. sandyposted October 24, 2012 at 8:09 am Reply

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  28. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted October 24, 2012 at 7:36 am Reply

    I love love love their moose crunch!

  29. Erin Bposted October 24, 2012 at 7:46 am Reply

    I love those pears. mmmm… drool.

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  39. Erin Kposted October 24, 2012 at 8:03 am Reply

    I must admit, I’ve never heard of them before but their company sounds great. I love the variety of products and that they’re coming out with a wine. Supporting a local business who is great to their employees is also important. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! E

  40. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted October 24, 2012 at 8:32 am Reply

    we never had harry & david growing up, but i’ve always heard about their pears. i would be so excited to just get my hands on one of those bad boys!

  41. Evelyn Rposted October 24, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply

    H&D pears are always a special treat! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. AnneBGposted October 24, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply

    H&D packages are amazing. I love the story about the CEO. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Davidposted October 24, 2012 at 8:45 am Reply

    I loved seeing the label on the package from mom in college because I knew I would devouring Moose Munch in minutes!

  47. Lizvcposted October 24, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

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  48. Lizvcposted October 24, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

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  50. Amanda Christensenposted October 24, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply

    My favorite memory of Harry and David involves my mom and me standing over the box of beautiful Royal Riviera pears that a family friend sent to us during the holidays. You’d think they had sent us gold bars! Our mouths hung open as we lovingly admired their beautiful, russet-tinged skin. But the best part was getting to eat them! I’ll never forget how smooth, sweet and flavorful they were. I’ve never had another pear like those.

  51. Lizvcposted October 24, 2012 at 8:58 am Reply

    My former boss and I used to buy bags of Harry & David’s truffles and then she and I would each enjoy one in the afternoon as our “daily reward”. Sweet times!

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  57. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 24, 2012 at 9:11 am Reply

    I remember when I first walked into a Harry & David store, I fell in love. All their products sounded simply amazing and were affordable. It was like gourmet on a budget, which for a new cook, I was SUPER intrigued by! I instantly fell in love with their Moose Munch (uh, how could you not?) and was super sad when the store closed nearby :( I have yet to try a famous pear and am dying to!

    BTW, so happy you got to experience a stay with Harry & David! That sounds like the trip of a lifetime!

  58. Athena Rposted October 24, 2012 at 9:26 am Reply

    I lvoe the Moose Munch! Yummy!

  59. Jeanne Cummingsposted October 24, 2012 at 9:27 am Reply

    EVERYthing from Harry & David’s is DElish!!..I lived in SW Washington for 5 years & was also lucky to have a store in Scottsdale close by!!..and the caring company they are is truly evident in their superb product!…and ohhhmymy those pears! To. Die. For.

  60. Athena Rposted October 24, 2012 at 9:27 am Reply

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  65. katieposted October 24, 2012 at 9:29 am Reply

    I, like, you, remember eagerly waiting during the month of December for our Harry & David basket to arrive from my aunt. I looked forward to it each and every year!

  66. Angelaposted October 24, 2012 at 9:32 am Reply

    I used to work for Harry and David. EVERYTHING they sell is delicious!!

  67. Larisaposted October 24, 2012 at 9:41 am Reply

    I have never heard of this company. But looking at the pictures who wouldn’t want to try! Everything looks delicious!

  68. Hollyposted October 24, 2012 at 10:05 am Reply

    I love going to the Harry & David Country village, picking out the perfect items for a gift, and having them make a beautiful basked with everything! There presentation is truly captivating!

    • Hollyposted October 24, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply

      Oops! *their*

  69. Hollyposted October 24, 2012 at 10:07 am Reply

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  71. Hollyposted October 24, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  72. Hollyposted October 24, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

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  73. julieaposted October 24, 2012 at 10:18 am Reply

    I pinned a picture of the beautiful flower arrangement.

  74. julieaposted October 24, 2012 at 10:18 am Reply

    I am following all your boards on Pinterest. Thank you so much.

  75. julieaposted October 24, 2012 at 10:19 am Reply

    We had a Harry & David tower from my husband’s employer one year at Christmas and the pears were truly amazing.

  76. Alyssaposted October 24, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply

    When my sisters and I were little, my dad’s clients used to send us Harry & David baskets every year for the holidays. Whoever saw the basket first got dibs on the best stuff!

  77. Paula - bell'alimentoposted October 24, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply

    What a great trip! I absolutely love getting Harry & David Gifts! I get excited when I see those boxes : )

  78. Alyssaposted October 24, 2012 at 10:51 am Reply

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  82. Valerieposted October 24, 2012 at 11:03 am Reply

    My dad is a doctor and he would usually get a gift basket sent to his office during the holiday season. His staff would pick over it but he was always able to bring home a pear or two. We’d slice it thin and savor it!

  83. Betsyposted October 24, 2012 at 11:05 am Reply

    I loved when we got our Harry and David box’s in the mail. The fruit was always so good and fresh.

  84. emily willinghamposted October 24, 2012 at 11:20 am Reply

    I don’t have a favorite Harry & David memory, but I am dying to try those luscious-looking pears!

  85. emily willinghamposted October 24, 2012 at 11:21 am Reply

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  87. Heliana O.posted October 24, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply

    The lovely and perfect Pears are most absolute favorite! Lovely post about an awesome company!

  88. emily willinghamposted October 24, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply

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  94. Genna Eposted October 24, 2012 at 11:45 am Reply

    Mmmm definitely their Moose munch! Yum!

  95. JulieDposted October 24, 2012 at 11:49 am Reply

    Great pictures, Sommer! I’m sad I missed this trip!

    I love Harry & David, Curtis’ boss always gives us H&D pears around the holidays…love them!!

  96. Nicoleposted October 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm Reply

    My favorite Harry and David memory is getting a gift basket from there every year from my grandmother!

  97. Nicoleposted October 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

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  103. vaishaliposted October 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to sink my teeth in those gorgeous pears..:)

  104. Melissa Mposted October 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm Reply

    never had Harry and David…looking forward to it all

  105. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingsposted October 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm Reply

    Those pictures of Medford, Oregon are amazing!

  106. Jan Rposted October 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway…PLEASE!

  107. Sheila Torresposted October 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm Reply

    When I think of Harry and David, “Moose Munch” comes to mind! The first time I ever had it was a few years ago when my HR Director sent it to me as a “thank you” for helping with the health insurance enrollment at our organization! I was a fan from then on. It’s always a part of our holiday season!

  108. Jan Rposted October 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm Reply

    I subscribe via email.

  109. Carole Resnickposted October 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm Reply

    I love the pears from Hary & David

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      I lke Harry & David on FB

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  112. Betty Schmittposted October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Great story and pictures about the company. I’ve purchased Harry and David candies for gifts in the past and they were loved by all!

  113. Geraldyneposted October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm Reply

    I’d love to try the Moose Munch!

  114. Judy Guillettposted October 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Love all of their things. You have to wear a bib when you eat the pears and all the fruit. The clubs are wonderful gifts. You can keep giving all year long.

  115. Kim C.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply

    I am most excited to try the CHOCOLATE!!

  116. Betty Schmittposted October 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I liked Harry & David on FB

  117. Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I don’t have a favorite memory. I do love their pepper and onion relish though mixed with cream cheese. Great party dip. Thanks for chance to win.

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    I follow Harry and David on FB and Twitter.

    • Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply

      Just realized I should have made this 2 entries. Previous will be FB. This one will be for Twitter follow.

  122. Kirstinposted October 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I have not grown up on H & D but a few years ago I was in Medford for a soccer tournament and remember Sandy mentioning their store so after the tournament my girls and I headed over there and enjoyed perusing through their awesome store.

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    • Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm Reply

      Should have made this 3 entries. Previous is for following you on FB. This entry is for following you on Twitter.

      • Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

        This entry is for following you on Pinterest.

  128. Betty Schmittposted October 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

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  130. Cassieposted October 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Beautiful baskets! I so wish I could have been on that trip!

  131. Teresa Cposted October 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm Reply

    My sister in law sends us Harry and Davids every year for Christmas, I love the pears and the moose munch. Its always so exciting to get this package.

  132. Kirstinposted October 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

    I like H & D on FB

  133. Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

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  135. Kirstinposted October 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm Reply

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  138. Judyposted October 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply

    A former supervisor of my husband used to give my husband a Harry and David tin each Christmas. We so enjoyed this gift and really miss the H&D Christmas treat!

  139. Kirstinposted October 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply
  140. Tami @Nutmeg Notebookposted October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Years ago we got our first Harry & David gift tower and it’s been a yearly event since then. It’s so exciting to see whats in each box. The fruit is beyond spectacular!

  141. Susan H.posted October 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm Reply

    I tweeted about the giveaway. @sebh55

  142. colleen bposted October 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply

    I was most excited years back to receive a gift of H&D from a family member – oh YUMMIE. I was again rewarded with a delightful gift package of different sweet treats from a company thanking me for my business – how’s that for some awesome customer service/appreciation!

  143. Ashley Hayesposted October 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Moose Tracks by far my favorite. Always in the stocking :)

  144. Debposted October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story… ! I’ve been lucky to have Harry and David pears a couple of times and they are wonderful…!

  145. Sueposted October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I have never tried anything..but the pears sound wonderful!

  146. Ashley Hayesposted October 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply

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  149. Jennifer Chiodoposted October 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm Reply

    I would love to try their pears…they do look like they would slice like butter! I know my kids would love to try the Moose Munch! Looks like an awesome trip!

  150. Mollieposted October 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Used to live in Oregon and would always stop at Harry & Davids when driving through Ashland. Love them!

  151. Mollieposted October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm Reply

    Liked Harry & David on Facebook!

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  154. Jeffreyposted October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I’ve never had any of their stuff but those pears look quite appetizing. From the photos I gather they go to great lengths to make sure their products are top notch before leaving their facility.

  155. Jeffreyposted October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I Follow Harry and David on Facebook.

  156. Toni | Boulder Locavoreposted October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm Reply

    Sommer I loved reading this and I TOO would have crawled to Oregon for the tour! Like you I have distinct childhood memories of my grandparents sending us H & D Pears in December. They were always wrapped so beautifully.

    I especially loved the production area photos of your tour. One would never imagine that scene between the trees and the box! Fascinating! Thank you for this.

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  161. Stephanieposted October 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply

    My friend always gets the Harry and David tower from her dad and she thoughtfully shares it with me and my family…..my kids LOVE it too!
    Your experience there really makes me want to use Harry and David a lot more. Loved the narrative and the pictures. Thank you.

  162. Jeffreyposted October 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm Reply
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  164. Emily Schuermannposted October 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply

    Eating their juicy pears- and thinking- I didn’t know a pear can taste this good!!!

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  166. MaryBposted October 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    When we lived for a couple of years in the Midwest, we loved it but we sure missed the fruit we had in the Pacific NW. A friend sent us a gift box of Harry and David apples and pears. What. a treat it was!

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  171. Shellyposted October 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm Reply

    I’ve never tried any of it, but the Moose Munch sounds yummy!

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  178. Janie Stokerposted October 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply

    When I saw the photo of the Tower of Treats it immediately brought me back to a Christmas when my five children were still fairly young. My father used to send us a gift box from a little store in the Georgia hills that contained a HUGE block of ‘farmers cheese’, a package of crackers that were more like cardboard, and a bottle of Glog. This was not exactly something young children looked forward to each year. It was kind of my father to think of us, but I think it was more to his liking than ours. To make a long story short (even though I have already made it long, sorry) one Christmas a box came that was different than the cheese box. We all gathered around to see what was inside. Wow!!! It was a beautiful tower of boxes all wrapped in a bow. We each took turns opening the different boxes, getting more and more excited with each unwrapping. No huge block of cheese or cardboard crackers! Hooray! It was actually delicious treats that all of us enjoyed immensely. I would love to say that my father continued with the Tower of Treats from then on. Alas, no, that was our only year for the Tower of Treats. Imagine my children’s faces the next Christmas when the ‘cheese box’ was delivered. I had to remind them how grateful we should be for the gift and make sure to send out thank you notes acknowledging his thoughtfulness. My father told me years later that he wondered about whether it was truly enjoyed after receiving a letter from one of my sons thanking him for the ‘hunk of cheese’.

  179. barbara nposted October 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm Reply

    I love Harry and David and my husband has sent gift baskets as Christmas gifts for his boss!

  180. Erinposted October 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm Reply

    my grandmother used to send us a box of harry and david pears every year at christmas. I remember how pretty the packaging was, especially the gold wrapped pears.

  181. Angieposted October 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I use to love getting to split the Harry and David baskets among the girls at the office that I use to work at.

  182. Sarahposted October 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I should start building these kinds of memories. I’m very intrigued by said Moose Munch.

  183. Sarahposted October 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm Reply

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  187. Jeanposted October 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm Reply

    I have drooled over the H&D catalog for years and would love to have that show up on my doorstep!

  188. Gailposted October 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Will share on FB/Twitter/Pin it – My favorite memories are when we had a store here at the mall – I would go in once a week or whenever I was in the mall – sample all their goodies and look at the sale table and always leave w/a dark choc Moose Munch Bar – Love those things. Miss You Harry & David – please come back to Boca.

  189. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted October 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm Reply

    You always have to go with what they’re most famous for, so I’d pick the pears!

  190. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted October 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm Reply

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  191. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted October 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply

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  192. Michelle Lposted October 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm Reply

    My father in law who passed away last year sent us a tower of treats every Christmas. The pears are the most amazing part- never found any like them anywhere else!

  193. Maureen Degnanposted October 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply

    I love the MOOSE MUNCH! My mom and dad buy it for me every year – he even sent me care packages with it in them when I was at college and couldn’t find it anywhere. Best holiday treat ever :)

  194. Laura Hposted October 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm Reply

    I have fond memories of the pears. . My mother was always the pie maker in our family, but she had a set 4 or 5 fillings only. About 20 years ago I took over the pie baking for special occasions and I developed a recipe for a pear pie that has been a family favorite ever since. It is the most requested pie that I make and two years ago it won First Prize at the fair. Yum.

  195. cdmposted October 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm Reply

    I look forward to their annual catalog arriving. Then I know the holidays are upon us. Their baskets make terrific gifts.

  196. cdmposted October 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm Reply

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  201. cposted October 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply

    After spending Christmas with my parents, we arrived home to see the famous H & D box at our front door. We could hardly wait to dive in, but unfortunately we had a hard freeze during the three days we were away. Our son, age 10 was so disappointed that I called the next dy to order a duplicate box. I mentioned to the lady what had happened…..she sent a duplicate without charge…
    H & D – they are the best!

  202. Annposted October 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply

    I’ve never had a H & D experience and would like to try it, specially the pears!

  203. Annposted October 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm Reply

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  205. Meganposted October 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply

    I’ve never tried their products, but I’d LOVE to get my hands on one of those beautiful pears!!!!!

  206. [email protected]posted October 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm Reply

    My favorite Harry & David memory is from just a few years ago…I had just started a new job that required me to move to a new city. The vice president I worked for sent me a Harry & David package at Christmas, which was such a nice touch…I just loved receiving it and the packaging was lovely!

  207. Meganposted October 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply

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  213. Melissa Bposted October 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm Reply

    My memory of Harry and David is relived each October. They give out special samples to the participants in the Walk or the Cure. They give us huge bottles if water while walking.

  214. Ronna Fposted October 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm Reply

    I love receiving my Harry and David catalog in the mail before Christmas! I enjoy looking at every page! Of course I love giving and receiving Harry and David!!!!

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  223. Becky Jordan-Traceyposted October 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm Reply

    I’ve never had anything from Harry & David, but I’ve always wished someone would send me some of their pears!

  224. Becky Jordan-Traceyposted October 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply

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  231. Dawnposted October 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply

    I’ve never had Harry and David’s products but would love to receive those beautiful pears.

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  238. Jan C.posted October 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Their pears are amazing! Good to know they are a great company!

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  240. Cécyposted October 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply

    I had never heard of it before but the pears look so yummy!

  241. Lisaposted October 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply

    I grew up waiting for the box of pears to arrive at the holidays. There is something magical about those juicy sweet pears arriving at your doorstep! I always tried to beat my sisters to the box to have access to the pears first!

  242. Lori McLainposted October 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm Reply

    My most favorite gift every year is a box of Harry and David beautiful pears ! Then I just cross my fingers and hope to get candied fruit and other H &D goodies !

  243. Tracyposted October 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply

    My parents have sent Harry and David Towers of Treats etc. to employees and friends at Christmastime for many years, and we got the Fruit-of-the-Month subscription for us and for the grandparents one year (the pears, the pears!). When I studied abroad in college, my grandparents wanted to send me the pears, but couldn’t because of international shipping restrictions. So they sent me a tin of glaceed apricots and prunes. So delicious.

  244. Tracyposted October 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply

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  245. Michelle Sposted October 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply

    Pears & dark chocolate covered cherries :)

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  248. sheila vposted October 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

    that was a lovely experience. i always see harry & david sign on hwy 5 whenever we do a long drive from CA to OR and WA but never stopped by. i wonder if they do public tours. maybe next time we head that way we’ll stop by. i always associate h&d with office giveaways. my sister got two baskets from her office one time and so she shared one to me. that was my first time to taste the moose munch. it was good!

  249. Michelle Sposted October 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm Reply

    I follow Harry & David on Twiiter and like them on FB

  250. Michelle Sposted October 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply

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  252. Carla Sposted October 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply

    I received a gift box one year but the pears were spoiled. I called them and receivd a new box in a few days with profuse apologies. Great pears and great service

  253. Kim Catapanoposted October 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply

    I’ve really been wanting to try their Moose Munch since I’ve seen it in a few places recently.

  254. Kim Catapanoposted October 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm Reply

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  258. Emma Sposted October 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply

    My family doesn’t really do holiday gifts – we just buy each other different flavors of Moose Munch and split them at family movie night!

  259. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted October 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm Reply

    I think my most favorite H&D products are their amazing pears and Moose Munch!

  260. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted October 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

    What a great trip! I have always heard of Harry and David and I’ve drooled over the catalog but I’ve not actually tried any of their products. I think I would love the Moose Munch! Love your photos and it’s always to read about companies that treat their employees so well.

  261. Tereseposted October 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Moose Munch sounds yummy! I would love to try it!

  262. Jessposted October 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm Reply

    I had never even heard of Harry&David until two years ago when a beautiful box of pears appeared upon our ice laden doorstep. I’ve been smitten ever since.

  263. Tereseposted October 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm Reply

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  265. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm Reply

    What an experience! Thanks for sharing all those awesome pictures. I especially loved the factory picture from above – it looks like Santa’s Christmas factory! And thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway. I don’t have any memories of Harry and David but I am so excited to try their amazing, fresh pears!

  266. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm Reply

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  273. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted October 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Beautiful recap, Sommer! It was such a great time with Harry and David – I’m so glad we finally got to meet, YAY!!

  274. Heather Holdgraferposted October 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm Reply

    My favorite Harry and David item are the pears! To die for!

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  282. Sandy @ REposted October 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm Reply

    Sommer, I am so happy we met and can’t wait to stay in touch. It was the perfect trip, group, weather, food, treats … oh, and RUN :) You’re the best! Love and hugs from OR!

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  284. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm Reply

    My heart melted when I read the story about how the employee was approached by the CEO in regards to her resignation. We don’t see anything remote to such humility, these days.

  285. Donnaposted October 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Their pears are truly the best. We are also quite fond of their cheesecake trio.

  286. Stephanieposted October 25, 2012 at 12:25 am Reply

    The first time I had their coffee I was babysitting another navy wife’s kiddos. One cup and I was completely hooked! I ended up getting it as a gift for Christmas from her that year too. Yum Yum Yum Yum!!!!

  287. Mickyposted October 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm Reply

    I would love to they any of the chocolate covered fruit.

  288. Sarah Lposted October 25, 2012 at 1:41 am Reply

    I’ve never tried Harry and David before, but I’d like to try the cheese. I love a sharp cheddar.

  289. MaryBethposted October 25, 2012 at 3:16 am Reply

    I was introduced to the deliciousness of Harry and David 6 years ago when my staff bought me a tower. It was almost too pretty to open. Every year now, they get me a gift basket or tower from Harry & David. And then we were lucky enough to get a store here, only ten minutes from home. My daughters love moose munch and my son in college looks forward to Harry and David goodies that I frequently send. And right now, I am completely addicted to the charred pineapple relish. I put it on everything! I’m at the store once a week and the employees are so friendly and helpful. YAY for Harry and David!!

  290. Mickyposted October 25, 2012 at 4:44 am Reply
  291. renee bposted October 25, 2012 at 6:42 am Reply

    I’ve never had anything of theirs, but once you said the pears slice like butter, that’s what I want to try!

  292. Jeanposted October 25, 2012 at 6:49 am Reply

    Liked Harry&David on Facebook, thanks!

  293. Shannon Cposted October 25, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply

    My grandpa used to send us a Harry & David gift every year for Christmas when I was a kid. I remember it so fondly :)

  294. Julsposted October 25, 2012 at 7:30 am Reply

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  296. Julsposted October 25, 2012 at 7:34 am Reply

    For years my mom has received a Harry & David basket from her boss. Even though I no longer live at home she always saves me a pear and some other treat for when I am home for the Holidays. One year I couldn’t come home and in my Christmas care package, there lovingly tucked was the pear. With tears in my eyes I enjoyed that pear listening to Christmas music looking at palm trees and wishing for snow and slush and the smells of my mom’s kitchen. If I win, I will share with my step-daughters and see if I can start a tradition with them.

  297. Maren Zposted October 25, 2012 at 8:09 am Reply

    We had a baby shower for a lady having twins and our theme was Pear (or pair). We live near a Harry & David’s outlet and bought all of our pear stuff there. Including the biggest, most delicious pears! Yum!

  298. Maren Zposted October 25, 2012 at 8:10 am Reply

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  301. Kimposted October 25, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply

    One Christmas we got a huge gift basket from Harry and David! It was amazing. Loved the pears! So fresh!

  302. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted October 25, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply

    Love all of the pics!!! Looks like you all had a beautiful time together. :)

  303. Claire (Lemon Jelly Cake)posted October 25, 2012 at 9:30 am Reply

    A friend of my mother’s was given a Tower of Treats by another friend, who didn’t know that she is allergic to chocolate! She gave all five boxes (chocolate or not!) to our family. This was YEARS ago and my little sister still has the boxes. ;)

  304. Katrinaposted October 25, 2012 at 9:55 am Reply

    I would love to try their pears! You make them sound too tempting to pass up :) I just know my mom would love them too!

  305. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted October 25, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    So glad you had a good time at Harry & David – looks like a fun and memorable experience…even better that you had a connection to the company beforehand through your childhood memories :) I’m most excited to have a Harry & David pear this winter!

  306. Lynetteposted October 25, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply

    I really want to try the Mousse Munch!

  307. Lynetteposted October 25, 2012 at 11:26 am Reply

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  309. Sachaposted October 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm Reply

    What I really want to try are the pears. I don’t usually like pears—it’s the texture, mostly—but I am intrigued by the lure behind those at Harry & David, plus the fancy box and gold wrapping would feel so special!

  310. Amy Tongposted October 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Oh…what a nice experience you had to visit the field and how they make these yummy treats. I’ve always wanted to try their sweet and juice pears! hm…then when I saw your picture of the fruit shaped jelly/candies, I wanted to try those too. So beautiful!

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  319. Donna Tillman Bardoczposted October 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I tweeted your awesome giveaway….Donna Bardocz [email protected]
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  320. Donna Tillman Bardoczposted October 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm Reply

    My favorite memory of Harry and David’s is going to the store and buying gifts at the holidays. My Dad LOVED the cherry jam and candies! Another favorite memory is sipping the awesome holiday blend coffee with my friend Chris!

  321. Donna Tillman Bardoczposted October 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm Reply

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    I pinned a couple of my favorites from your Harry and David photos and here is one of them:
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  323. Donna Tillman Bardoczposted October 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply

    I posted your giveaway on my own facebook page! :-)

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      Oops, I meant I follow Harry and David on Facebook! Sorry about the double.

  328. Donna Tillman Bardoczposted October 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm Reply

    I don’t know what I missed saying I did, but i did everything you had to do! :-) Thanks again for the opportunity to win your fabulous giveaway from Harry and David’s! That was very generous of you!

  329. Valerie C.posted October 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm Reply

    We have relatives in 12 states! I love the thank you notes I receive after they receive Harry & David’s goodies!

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    repinned the 30 top bloggers that are the best and on facebook, twitter and now this one~! great giveaway!

  336. Nancy Longposted October 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I simply love their pears. They are best I’ve ever had – my best friend sends me a box of them every Christmas. Always look forward to that package in the mail.

  337. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I remember LOVING that summer sausage … mmmmm!!!

  338. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Followed H&D on fb …

  339. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Already follow ASP on fb …

  340. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Already follow ASP on Pinterest

  341. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Shared on fb with the link! :)

  342. Bethany Jonesposted October 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

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  343. Rhonda Cunningham-Phillipsposted October 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I’ve never tried Harry and David products, but I’m most excited to try the fruit. Thank you for the opportunity to win a basket from them too!

  344. Saraposted October 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply

    I would love to try the pears!

  345. [email protected]posted October 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm Reply

    I love Harry and David! My mom got me fruit of the month one year for my birthday – best gift ever! Yum!

  346. Kimbyposted October 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm Reply

    Found you on G+ and so glad I did! Truthfully, I’ve never even seen a Harry & David’s catalog, let alone sampled their products, but their name (to me) is synonymous with quality. (Such is their reputation.) Thanks for the ‘behind the scenes’ look at a caring company! Of course, I’d love to try their Moose Munch and pears, and, and… ;) Thanks for this give-away opportunity!

  347. Kimbyposted October 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm Reply

    I followed you on FB because of your way of writing about memories of food!

  348. Kimbyposted October 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm Reply

    I followed Harry & David on FB.

  349. Annalise N.posted October 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I remember getting a Harry & David package in college from my dad and I was soo excited that they sent it! It made me miss home (I’m from Oregon).

  350. Annalise N.posted October 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter

  351. Annalise N.posted October 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I like you on facebook

  352. Annalise N.posted October 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  353. Thanh L.posted October 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply

    I’ve never had Harry & David but would love to try their fruit!

  354. Cynthiaposted October 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Would love to try their fruit again.

  355. Louisposted October 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm Reply

    I’d love to try the pears!

  356. Merylposted October 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm Reply

    I’d like to try their fruit.

  357. Jeanetteposted October 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply

    What great pictures Sommer! I can imagine how fun this trip must have been. I’m a huge fan of Harry and David’s – we love their pears.

  358. Sue Ellisonposted October 25, 2012 at 9:03 pm Reply

    I have never tried their products but the pears look so good!

  359. Sue Ellisonposted October 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

    FB Fan of Harry & David

  360. Sue Ellisonposted October 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply

    I follow @HarryandDavid on Twitter as suebaby05

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  363. Sue Ellisonposted October 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

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  364. Sue Ellisonposted October 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm Reply
  365. Mikeposted October 26, 2012 at 12:19 am Reply

    I just started following Harry and David on Facebook.

  366. Mikeposted October 26, 2012 at 12:22 am Reply

    I spent at least an hour looking through all the items on the Harry and David site, but I couldn’t pick just one I’d want the most. I’d be super-excited to win the Bear Creek Gift Box!

  367. Mikeposted October 26, 2012 at 12:23 am Reply

    I already follow you on Facebook.

  368. Mikeposted October 26, 2012 at 12:28 am Reply

    I have most of the sharing options blocked, but I just linked to this giveaway on my Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/mike.dedmon.9

  369. Paula Wrightposted October 26, 2012 at 4:05 am Reply

    I want to try it ALL! But probably the one I want to try most is the Moose Munch! :) Pick me!

  370. Kimberlyposted October 26, 2012 at 5:21 am Reply

    I’m most excited to try their Moose Munch.

  371. Kimberlyposted October 26, 2012 at 5:22 am Reply

    I Follow A Spicy Perspective on Facebook.

  372. Kimberlyposted October 26, 2012 at 5:22 am Reply

    I follow you on Twitter as winsome6

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  374. Kimberlyposted October 26, 2012 at 5:23 am Reply

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    I Follow Harry and David on Facebook.

  377. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:21 am Reply

    I live just a few hours away from Medford and always visit their store when I’m there. I love the pepper and onion salsa like spread they have. Great with cream cheese or on a baked potato!!!

  378. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:24 am Reply

    I follow A Spicy Perspective on Facebook and Twitter

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    Oops, need a separate entry for following on Twitter! ;)

  380. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:25 am Reply

    I like Harry and David on FB!

  381. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    I follow Harry and David on Twitter too!

  382. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

    I follow you on Pinterest

  383. Kari Mposted October 26, 2012 at 7:28 am Reply

    We received a gift basket a few years ago for Christmas. It was wonderful!

  384. Megan's Cookin'posted October 26, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply
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    I shared on Facebook under Megan’s Cookin’

  386. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply

    I don’t have a memory with Harry and David yet so I’ll say I’m excited to try their pears…I’ll serve them with chocolate fondue and roasted hazelnuts!

  387. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Liked Harry and David on Facebook as Elena Vo.

  388. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Followed Harry and David on Twitter as @lifesdeepcolors.

  389. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply

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  390. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply

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  391. Elena Voposted October 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply

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  395. Kristen M.posted October 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    I remember my parents receiving a Harry and David gift box when I was a child. I thought it was the coolest thing and I remember that the items were good!

  396. Kristen M.posted October 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter. (@mclanek)

  397. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Thank you for this most entertaining, educational and inspiring recount of your trip. Make s me want to take one too.

  398. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply

    Christmas at my in-laws was never Christmas until the H&D box arrived form “Grandy”. She was an avid gift giver and very generous to send them a lovely box of fruits (ah, the pears!), chocloates, cookies..the treats were endless.

  399. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply

    My husband’s family became addicted to H&D as the classic and classy gift of the season. Whenever a surprise guest appeared on the list- voila, an H&D box to the rescue!

  400. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm Reply

    My favorite Harry & David treat were the chocolates– although the pears are so special..hum, hard to pick one!

  401. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply

    If you do twist my arm, I’ll finally have to pick the chocolates as my Favorite Harry & David’s treat

  402. Chrisposted October 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Harry & David Favorite? Let’s not forget the cookies/baked goodies… Christmastime we took turns at what each one got, so it was never teh same thing. Although some like this better than that, we never got the same thing two years running. How delightful.

  403. Schmidtyposted October 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I am excited to try the pears! What a wonderful photo essay and introduction to what seems like a very nice company — I enjoyed it very much.

  404. Schmidtyposted October 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm Reply

    I follow Harry and David’s facebook page

  405. Schmidtyposted October 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply

    I am one of your facebook followers.

  406. Schmidtyposted October 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter.

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  411. Carolsueposted October 27, 2012 at 1:53 am Reply

    I don’t really have any memories as such, but the Moose Crunch looks super yummy!

  412. Carolsueposted October 27, 2012 at 1:54 am Reply

    I follow Harry and David on Twitter as MsCarolsueA and Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
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  413. Carolsueposted October 27, 2012 at 1:54 am Reply

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  416. Carolsueposted October 27, 2012 at 1:59 am Reply
  417. Wendyposted October 27, 2012 at 10:40 am Reply

    We’ve had the tradition with my aunt and uncle’s family of sending each other Harry and David towers each year for Christmas. So exciting to dig into the tower each Christmas afternoon!

  418. Wendyposted October 27, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    I follow you on pinterest!

  419. Amanda Thompsonposted October 27, 2012 at 11:00 am Reply

    My best friend and her family would always go to Medford to pick out a steer for her daughter’s 4H project and bring back treats from Harry & David’s. So yummy!

  420. mirela skinnerposted October 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm Reply

    I love their cheese cakes and their chocolate and their salsas and their fruits. Thank you for this giveaway.

  421. Throuthehazeposted October 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm Reply

    I’ve never had anything from there before but I would love to try the pears :)

  422. Throuthehazeposted October 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm Reply

    like Harry and David on facebook: Rae Pavey

  423. Susanneposted October 28, 2012 at 6:38 am Reply

    Those pears look divine!

  424. Karen Lynchposted October 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply

    A moose munch bar in my stocking, love them.

  425. Ttrockwoodposted October 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm Reply

    Would love to try the pears and baklava!

  426. Ttrockwoodposted October 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Liked you on fb (terri)

  427. Ttrockwoodposted October 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm Reply

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  428. Alaineposted October 29, 2012 at 10:49 am Reply

    I am most excited about their pears.
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  429. Laura SVposted October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I love when pear season rolls around. Harry and David’s are the best, hands down!

  430. Nicole-Lynnposted October 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm Reply

    Aw, that’s so sweet of them to let her come back to work after she healed! I just love hearing stories like that. What a wonderful company!

    I remember trying their cashews and it was probably the best cashews I’ve ever tasted! I’m sure all of their other stuff is wonderful too! I’d love to try those delicious pears! If I won, I’d gift this to my friend and her hubby. They are closing on their first home soon. Thank you for the opportunity, for hosting this generous giveaway.

    [email protected]

  431. Savvy Julieposted October 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm Reply

    I’ve heard so much about the amazing Harry & David pears…would love to try!

  432. Susan Cposted October 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply

    My boss gave me H & D pears for Christmas a few years ago – still think about those luscious pieces of fruit!

  433. Susan Cposted October 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm Reply

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  435. Christina Zposted October 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply

    I am excited to try the pears and truffles. They sound like they are out of this world!

  436. Christina Zposted October 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm Reply

    I follow Harry and David on Facebook and Twitter.

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  438. Christina Zposted October 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply
  439. Sunnyposted October 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I love going into their store and enjoying their samples. I also love sending my mom their baskets.

  440. Kristenposted October 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm Reply

    My husband was given a Harry & David tower one year by a co-worker. I had such a hard time sharing any of the Moose Munch with him….and it was his gift!!

  441. Debposted October 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm Reply

    My favorite Aunt has send H&D gifts to us every year at the Holidays. She has done this for us for many years!
    I also send out H&D gifts to family that lives far away from us.
    A Harry & David gift is a gift of love and delicious goodness!
    Happy Holidays!

  442. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchenposted October 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm Reply

    I am most excited to try those pears!!! :)

  443. Reener Grantposted October 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I never taste Harry & David’s before and would live to win this prize

  444. Jennposted October 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Not familiar with Harry and David until today but those pears sound amazing!

  445. Jennposted October 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm Reply

    I follow you on fb

  446. Denise Attah-Pokuposted October 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm Reply

    Everyone Christmas I looked through the catalog until finally I went to a store..I was a kid in a candy store.

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