Harry and David Fruit
Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:06 AM
Is it still perfect?
I noticed that even the "donut peaches" in stores, suck now. I think they gas them too.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 01:20 PM
The pears are great. The "Maverick" pears, which are irregularly shaped, are a relative bargain by H&D standards.
I specifically called to find out what variety of apples would be in a gift, and got the dreaded red delicious (haa! ) instead of what I was promised, but they DID refund the price....so IF the peaches were not satisfactory, they would most likely adjust your account on request.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 01:26 PM
I bought some nectarines the other day and they tasted like WATER...not sweet, not sour, nothing
I want to know that there is good fruit out there. I also had organic strawberries the other day that tasted gross
Posted 27 June 2007 - 01:41 PM
Ill buy the Pears at the H&D store. HHmm, Maybe Ill buy the pears at the store and JUST peaches from the catalog.
Is it hot enough for you Sheena?
Posted 27 June 2007 - 01:48 PM
hot enough? You mean the weather? Geez it's only 95 here..how's philly?
Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:12 PM
It didn't seem any better than what I was getting from my local fruit market at that point, though it was all coming from South America then.
I remember the actual H&D Oregon pears as being stellar, considerably better than the late winter stuff. Hopefully they still are.
I can't imagine their peaches being better than local stuff though. Don't you guys in Philly have better available?
Edited by ghostrider, 27 June 2007 - 05:13 PM.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:55 PM
Personally we've just ended our second year of fruits of the month from them and will not be signing up again. Maybe we'll buy a box or two of Riviera Pears when they're available but that's about it.
We signed up for the H&D fruit club because, being in a very rural area, our local selection of fruit is dismal at best. Sure it's at a premium but fresh top-notch fruit, delivered, in season, from the packer right to your door? Not a bad deal in theory. We've had just about everything from them: apples, grapes, strawberries (ridiculously, individually cradled in foam), pears, oranges (that came with cutesy bibs "they're SO juicy!"), pineapples, mangoes, papayas, peaches, nectarines, etc. Aside from the pears it was all about on par with what I can get locally. Sure, some of it was very pretty, or exceptionally large (the grapes were HUGE!) but flavor? Texture? Aroma? Not so special.
They are real experts at packing fruit for shipping to have it arrive in good shape, I'll give them that. Because of our remote location and their bizarre practice of shipping some things FedEx, some UPS and some USPS we had more than one shipment go bad in transit, but I think that for most of the civilized world this would not be an issue. They were also good about replacing the fruit or crediting our account when bad things happened en route.
They are also very good at marketing. I think of them now as the Hickory Farms of fresh fruit. That's not particularly a compliment.
What are your recent experiences?
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:19 AM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:35 PM
The above article didn't mention whether customer satisfaction with product was a factor in the decreased sales. The above comments make me thank that customer satisfaction likely is a factor - even if they are now aware of it.