Theresa's Mixed Nuts: My Top 5 Holiday Travel Must Haves & $50 Walmart GC Giveaway! #OVHsnacks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Top 5 Holiday Travel Must Haves & $50 Walmart GC Giveaway! #OVHsnacks

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


Next week kicks off the busy season for travel. Many of us will be joining the hustle and bustle of holiday travelers, hoping to get through the process in one piece. It's stressful business, but if I have my travel essentials handy, I know I'll get through it unscathed. They key here is making sure I pack my own suitcase so I know I have all the correct items. When we went to the Smoky Mountains over the summer, I asked Jason to pack my hiking shoes. Fast forward 3 states later, I pull out my shoes to discover that not only did he pack one of my shoes and one of Mariah shoes, they were both for the right foot! His excuse? They were both blue. Pft! The lesson of the story is, always pack your own bag. So, what am I packing in my travel bag this holiday? Let me tell you! 


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1- A comfy travel pillow that won't bunch or slide between the seat and car door.

2- My blanket. Jason's always hot, I'm always cold. So, if he can agree to keep the windows up, I'll keep the heat off and compensate with my blanket.

3- My e-Reader. Have you ever drove through Indiana? BORING! There's absolutely nothing to look at. A good story makes the ride more enjoyable.

4- Headphones. These aren't for me though. Christmas music will be playing 24/7 and I love to sing it. Very loudly. If my family can't tune me out, I might get tossed out of the car. So, I pack them for the family to use to ensure I arrive at our destination safe and sound.

5- Healthy snacks. Car trips and snacking go hand in hand, but that shouldn't mean you have free reign to go hog wild on chowing down on unhealthy options. I don't want to feel bloated or weighed down once we arrive at our holiday destination, so keeping healthy options on hand, like Orchard Valley Harvest snacks that we purchase at Walmart is one of my most important travel essentials.


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Orchard Valley Harvest snacks are a much better alternative than empty fillers like candy and chips. Not only is Orchard Valley Harvest committed to offering products with great quality and taste, they pick their nuts and fruits at their peak ensuring that they are minimally processed and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Also, all Orchard Valley Harvest snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, so you can feel good packing these snacks for all your travels! There's a nice mix of products in the snack line, so it's easy to find a package that you love!

Dark Chocolate Almonds
Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix
Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix
Dry Roasted Salted Almonds*
Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios*
Whole Natural Raw Almonds*
Cashew Halves & Pieces*

*available in snack size packs only

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Since they were designed with convenience in mind, you can find the snacks in Grab & Go sizes (1.1-2 ounce packs), as well as Multipacks (eight 1 ounce packs). They really are the perfect grab-and-go snack! You can find Orchard Valley Harvest nationwide at your local Walmart store in the produce section.

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To learn more about each Orchard Valley Harvest snack option, visit www.orchardvalleyharvest.com

Win It

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card to try Orchard Valley Harvest snacks! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 12/5. All entries are verified, so please make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries being removed from the giveaway.




What are some of your holiday travel essentials?



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orchard Valley Harvest . The opinions and text are all mine.

146 comments:

  1. 'tis true that some men just can't focus on details! And no matter how many times they make a mistake, they will repeat it again. I think it's their attention span. Thank God, I'm a purfectionist :)
    Seems like you have snacked yourself up with the supplies :)

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    1. You are a rare gem, Dezzy! Can you come give Jason a few pointers on perfectionism? I mean, seriously! The shoes weren't even the same color blue! And what was I supposed to do with 2 right shoes? Thankfully, Walmarts are everywhere here so I could go buy a new pair of shoes!

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    2. 'tis also possible that they have to fulfil so many orders from their ladies that at some point they become like robots :) so they're not really involved mentally while doing it, they just do it and thus the lack of focus and mistakes ;) I do get unnerved myself when people don't pay attention to details, especially in business.

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    3. That's why I cut Jason a lot of slack. I know he does a lot of work outside the house, then comes home and does even more. He can definitely run circles around me, so we didn't yell too much about lack of shoes on the vacation ;)

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    4. I like all kinds of nuts: almonds pistashios and salted nuts.

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  2. They have lots of great varieties to choose from, but my favorite that I would like to try is their Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios.

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    1. I like Pistachios and Almonds. And many other kinds of nuts.

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  3. Healthy snacks are a must. Since we always eat out so much when we travel, I try to limit the snacks and when I do, I definitely like to keep it as healthy as possible.

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  4. I like the dark chocolate almonds. I like the individual packs so they stay fresh longer.

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  5. haha good at least you let them tune you out. Too funny with the shoes, so why packing things yourself is so much better.

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    1. I'd tune myself out if I could lol. I'm an awful singer, but who can resist holiday tunes?

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  6. LOL - I always sing too - my husband is always telling me he would rather hear the song, and not me...but I just keep belting away. : ) When we are travelling we always bring travel bingo for the kids, and kindles with ear plugs - my kids like to watch movies or listen to music - I prefer to read.

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    1. Our poor husbands. Probably need to get together and have a beer after listening to us! Hahaha! We are the same. I prefer a book. The girls want movies and music. As long as we are all happy (with the exception of our husbands lol) it's all good ;)

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  7. I'd love to have: Dark Chocolate Almonds. Dark chocolate anything is wonderful!

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  8. Dark chocolate almonds are an easy choice.

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  9. I like the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix. I think this would make a great snack to send to school with my kids.

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  10. Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix sounds so good, I love mixed chocolate and nuts!

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  11. I would love to try the dark chocolate almonds. They sound delicious

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  12. Oh the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix looks so good to me! I am a huge lover of cashews!

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  13. .I have not tried this brand before but the dark chocolate almonds would probably be so good.

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  14. I like the Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios best.

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  15. Luckily I never have to travel more than an hour for the holidays

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  16. I like the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix. - I love nuts and fruits!

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  17. I need my headphones/music and a good book when I travel too.. helps to keep me entertained and my mind off the long journey hours. These are excellent travel snacks and would be so fantastic for school lunches too! been looking around for ideas for Lil Pumpkin's lunchbox since I plan to prep them daily next year :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  18. I have been looking for a new healthy snack to eat at work! I would love to try the DRY ROASTED SALTED PISTACHIOS the most.

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  19. They have so many great options!. I want to try the almonds dark chocolate

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  20. Only you, Theresa, could make healthy snacks look so yummy.
    That's funny about your boots, though you probably weren't too amused at the time.

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  21. I would like the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix

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  22. I would love to try the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix, it sounds delicious!

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  23. I would love the Dark Chocolate Almonds and the cashews!!! They all look so delicious!

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  24. I'd love the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix, or the cashews, or the chocolate almonds! Hard to decide!

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  25. The CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX looks fabulous. I always love a good trail mix.

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  26. I would love to try the almonds and dark chocolate. Sounds yummy.

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  27. It was difficult to pick one - they all look so good!
    I'll go with the Dark Chocolate Almonds.
    thank you

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  28. My favorite Orchard Valley Harvest snack is the DRY ROASTED SALTED PISTACHIOS followed by the CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX. I love to eat nuts as a snack and stay away from all of the crackers, chips, etc. I have never seen this brand in the stores where I live. I would love to try these out.

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  29. Dark chocolate covered almonds look so good. I haven't tried them before but I know I'd like them.

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  30. Dark chocolate almonds because I need my chocolate fix everyday!

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  31. Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix sounds good.

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  32. Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix sounds good.

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  33. We have never tried these before, but the Dark Chocolate Almonds sound yummy! We'll definitely be trying those soon!

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  34. I'm a chocolate fan,I think I'd like the dark chocolate almonds the best! The dry roasted pistachios also sound delicious!

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  35. The dark chocolate almonds sound so good, wish I had some now! The salted pistachios would also be a favorite!

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  36. Dark choco is my weakness so the dark choco almonds sound awesome. But the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix sounds great too.
    jenncutie at hotmail dot com

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  37. I would love to try the DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS!! Those are my new favorite snack!

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  38. hands down, it would have to be the dark chocolate almonds that would be my favorite...yum! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  39. I want to try the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX. i live chocolate and raisin.

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  40. I think the dark chocolate almonds would be yummy

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  41. Ah, they had me at chocolate. I want the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX!

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  42. I'd love to try the dark chocolate covered almonds, they look delicious.

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  43. I'd like to try the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix. Thanks so much.

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  44. I would like to get Orchard Valley's Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  45. I think the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix looks amazing!! That is also something that I KNOW for a fact that my kids will love too!

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  46. I just started eating Dark Chocolate and I want to try the Dark Chocolate Almonds! I love nuts covered in chocolate. So healthy!

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  47. I would like to give the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX a try. It would be a great snack for my girls' lunch boxes. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I think I would enjoy the CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX, but there's not one variety that does not sound delicious.

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  49. The Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix would definitely be my first choice!
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  50. I like the dark chocolate almonds. I really love all their choices.

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  51. I would like to try the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix.

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  52. The darrk chocolate almonds is my favorite

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  53. I like the chocolate raisin nut trail mix

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  54. I love cashews, so a big bag of salted cashews sounds great to me!

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  55. Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios would be my go to! They have some great selections!

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  56. I would love to try the dark chocolate almonds. They all sound so good.

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  57. I visited and I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Almonds variety.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  59. The chocolate raisin nut trail mix is one of many that I would like to try :)

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  60. My favorite is the Cashew Halves and Pieces.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  61. I like the Orchard Valley Harvest Dark Chocolate Almonds the best.

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  62. I would love to try the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX!

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  63. I would love to try the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix.

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  64. I think I'd most like the Dry Roasted Salted Almonds. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I would probably love the Dark Chocolate Almonds the best!

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  66. I'm allergic to peanuts, but my hubby loves them and said The Cashew Halves and pieces
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. CHOCOLATE Raisin Trail mix is what I would love to try.

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  68. I would absolutely love to try the chocolate raisin trail mix. Thanks for the opportunity

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  69. I Love to snack on trips . I find that snacking helps keep you aware of whats going on while driving !

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  70. I would love to try the dark choclate almonds, they are my favorite.

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  71. The variety I would like best is the CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX

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  72. I like the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix the best

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  73. Nicole Carter (Weasley)December 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM

    They all look so yummy but I think I'd like the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX the best.

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  74. I would definitely choose the Dark Chocolate Almonds... I LOVE dark chocolate! :D
    thanks!

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  75. I would love to try the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix, a great healthy snack!

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  76. I have tried the dark chocolate almonds already and absolutely love them. I'd definitely try a new one and it would probably have to be the chocolate raisin nut trail mix, yum!

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  78. I have actually tried the dark chocolate almonds and they are a great snack and keep you full for a long time.

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  79. The Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix looks far too good to pass up!

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  80. This is a great prize, i would try the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX,CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX, and the DRY ROASTED SALTED ALMONDS

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  81. I enjoy the almonds the most,alot of great products o choose from.

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  82. I would loooooove the dark chocolate almonds!! I mean, they're delicious and all buy they have protein and magnesium so it's justified right? :)

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  83. my husband and I would love Cashew Halves & Pieces

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  84. I would absolutely love the their Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios.

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  85. I am a pistachio fiend so I would love the Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios.

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  86. i would like to try the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX

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  87. It's always nice to have something nutritious on the go. The cashews and pistachios are perfect to bring along on a day trip.

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  88. I would love the Dark Chocolate Almonds.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  89. My mouth is watering for the Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios right now!

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  90. I think the Chocolate Raisin Nut trail mix looks best. I love chocolate!

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  91. I'd like to try the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix

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  92. CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX is my favorite flavor!

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  93. I would really like to take the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix on family road trips.

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  94. I love all kinds of nuts ,especially cashews and pistachios

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  95. Great Scout, luv to try Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix. To die for. Wow, prize $50 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  96. I love trail mix and cranberries, so the CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX is a win win for me!

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  97. I like the Cranberry Almond Trail mix. I like almost all nuts with the exception of walnuts and pecans.

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  98. Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix sounds delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  99. I absolutely love the Dry Roasted Salted Pistachios the best because I am a pistachio lover anyways.

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  100. The CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX sounds absolutely delicious. Anything with chocolate in it is good with me. :-)

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  101. I like the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix the most of all of the flavors on the website.

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  102. Our family really enjoys cashew nuts, so I'd choose the CRANBERRY ALMOND CASHEW TRAIL MIX! And it would give a nice hint of red to display over the holidays, so festive!

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  103. I like the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix the best. I love chocolate covered raisins and and to have it mixed with nuts sounds so delicious.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  104. So many varieties that look delicious! The Orchard Valley Harvest Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix looks healthy and really yummy!

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  105. Everything looks so good! I would like the Whole natural raw almonds.

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  106. I really like the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix, it makes a perfect on the go snack.

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  107. My favorite would be the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix.

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  108. I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Almond. These are my favorite.

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  109. Oh' so many of there products look yummy. My first choice would be the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix. I know my hubby would chose the Pistachios. Thank you for the chance to win Theresa, it sure would help out with Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  110. I can't choose between the Cashew Halves and Pieces or the Dark Chocolate Almonds. Both sound yummy!

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  111. My favorite would be the Dark Chocolate Almonds. That combines two of my favorite foods.

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  112. I would really like to try the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  113. I like the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX

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  114. I would like to get the Cashew Halves & Pieces, cashews are my favorite type of nut.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  115. I like Cashew Halves & Pieces* best.

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  116. I think I would like the cranberry almond cashew best!

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  117. I like the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix , it is also would be a great snack for my grandson.

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  118. I wojuld like the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix sounds really really good!!!!

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  119. I love the choices. My favorite would be the almonds. I eat these almost every day

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  120. I would love to try dark chocolate almonds. I would love to try them all

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  121. I love all kinds of nuts, but dark chocolate almonds are my favourites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. I am most excited to try the Dark Chocolate Almonds, however, I know my hubby is going to love the Cashew Halves & Pieces, his favorite :)

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  123. The Dark Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail mix sounds great, I'd love to try it. It would be spectacular to have on a road trip over the holidays!

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  124. Cranberry almond cashew trail mix has all my favorites in the mix.

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  125. I like Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix the best.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  126. i think i would like the CHOCOLATE RAISIN NUT TRAIL MIX. it sounds sweet and salty.

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  127. I believe my favorite would be the Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix.

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  128. I like dark chocolate almonds the best, yummy!

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  129. I like both the Dry Roasted Almonds and the Dry Roasted Pistachios. I don't think I could choose just one.

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  130. I'd like the DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  131. I like several of their products. One that I would most like to try is their DRY ROASTED SALTED ALMONDS

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  132. My favorite variety of Orchard Valley Harvest snacks is the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix.

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  133. The dark chocolate almonds sound so good, my mouth is watering thinking about them.

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  134. I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Almonds

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  135. Chocolate Raisin Nut looks super delicious! I'm normally not even a big trail mix fan but that one has everything I like!

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  136. I would love to try the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix that comes in 8 - 1 oz. packages! It sounds delicious and I have to eat a snack every time that I take my medication! Thank you very much for your contest!

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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