Jan 8, 2010

CLOSED - Nature's Peak Frozen Fruit - review and giveaway!




I LOVE fruit. It's why summer is one of my favorite times of year, and winter is by far my LEAST favorite! Frozen fruit has always been a go-to for me during the colder months, it tends to be comparably priced but much fresher than the shipped-in offerings in the produce section. When Mom Central offered to let me try out Nature's Peak frozen fruit, I was ready for it! I received the Sun Ripened Trio (a mix of peaches, strawberries and mango), and the Sunburst Mango to test out.

PhotobucketNature's Peak frozen fruits have no added sugar and are quick-frozen at the peak of ripeness for the best possible flavor. When I opened the bag, the fruit pieces were brightly colored and not pale from being picked too early or frozen incorrectly. The bags are resealable, which is a HUGE bonus - unless I'm going to use the whole bag in one sitting, I want to know that the bag will still protect my food!

I made a smoothie for myself from the Sun Ripened Trio, and it was SO convenient to be able to toss the ingredients together into my blender without having to chop, pit, and clean up! The smoothie was a yummy way to start the day, too! The Sunburst Mango had a great recipe for Mango Salsa right on the bag (their website has a recipe section if you're looking for new ways to incorporate frozen fruit into your meals!) but I actually used it for baby food! I pureed some of the mango chunks, mixed it with a little baby cereal to thicken it up, and my 5mo old LOVED it! I used both varieties as mix-ins for my homemade yogurt as well. It was so much easier to use than fresh fruit and I love not worrying about wasting fruit because we didn't eat it often enough, or having to buy something that's less-than-fresh because it's out of season.

Nature's Peak has mixed fruit blends in Berry Quartet, Paradise Fruit, Sun Ripened Trio and Summer Fruit Salad. They also have single-fruit varieties in Harvest Gold Pineapple, Country Strawberries, Cranberry Harvest, Ruby Raspberries, Sunburst Mango and Wild Blueberries. They are currently available in the following areas:
Florida (All Regions)
New England (All Regions)
New Jersey (All Regions)
Maryland (All Regions)
Virginia (All Regions)
Washington (Seattle Area)
Oregon (Portland Area)
California (Los Angeles, San Jose Areas)
Arizona (Phoenix Area)
North Carolina (South West Area)
South Carolina (North West Area)
Georgia (South East and North East Areas)
Missouri (Northern Area)
Louisiana (New Orleans Area)
Arkansas (Little Rock Area)

I have TWO coupons to give away for a FREE bag of Nature's Peak frozen fruit!

For your first (mandatory) entry, visit the recipe section at the Nature's Peak website and tell me what you'd like to try with your coupon! **be sure to leave your email address in any comments so that I can contact you if you win!

For additional entries (one comment each):
- Follow me on Google connect
- subscribe to me via email or in a feed reader
- Follow me on twitter @scorbett and tweet about this contest! You can copy and paste the following: I just entered the Nature's Peak Frozen Fruit giveaway at The $200 Mission! Ends 1/21! @scorbett http://tinyurl.com/y9jvvbx
You can tweet once per day, comment with the link to your tweet.

Giveaway will close on 1/21 at 10PM EST. I will choose TWO winners via Random.org and notify them via email. Winner(s) will have 72 hours to reply and confirm before the contest is re-drawn.



I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Nature’s Peak and received a sample to facilitate my candid review as well as two coupons to giveaway. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. This review reflects my honest opinion based on my experience in using the product, and this post was not edited or reviewed by anyone.



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26 comments:

Risingsouth said...

My family would love to try the Raspberry Mocha Mousse Parfaits.

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Risingsouth said...

I am a subscriber.

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mindy2780 said...

I would definatly try to berry quartet cheesecake.
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mindy2780 said...

I already subscribe to your email

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Tamara B. said...

I would love to make the Creamy Berry Smoothie recipe.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a follow through Google Friend Connect.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber by email.
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I am a subscriber in RSS.
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Linda said...

I'd like to try the Bluberry Cobbler recipe

Kate O'Brien said...

I would like to try the smoothies and making my own popsicles-they looked great!!!




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Charity said...

I would love to try the Creamy Berry Smoothie! I normally make smoothies but only with Frozen Strawberries. Never tried with a mix of berries. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!

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Charity said...

I am also an email subscriber:)

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mary b said...

I got an immersion blender for Christmas, so I would have to try the Three Berry Smoothie using the Sunburst Mangoes!

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mary b said...

I also subscribe via my google reader!

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sunnymum said...

The Waikiki Fruit Salad sounds tasty!
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sunnymum said...

Following on google friend.
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sunnymum said...

I'm an email subscriber. cbeargie at yahoo.com

Melissa O. said...

Yum! Creamy Fruit Smoothie looks good. And my kids would love the popscicles!

Ashley's Allowance said...

I would get the Frozen Berry Quartet so that I could try the Creamy Berry Smoothie!
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Ashley's Allowance said...

I am a follower!
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Ashley's Allowance said...

I subscribe via email!
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Ashley's Allowance said...

I follow you on Twitter (AshsAllowance) and I tweeted this giveaway!
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brooke said...

I'd like to try the strawberry mango smoothie recipe.

Evan and Brighid said...

I would love to try the Fiesta Tropical Crepes : )

Evan and Brighid said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect : )

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Email Subscriber : )

 
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