Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears
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We're well known for growing a lot of pears, and naturally, some of our Royal Riviera® Pears don't meet the premium standard we use for the gold foil-wrapped pears that we put in our gift baskets and towers. Sometimes there aren't enough leaves to protect them from the sun and they get a little redder than others. Sometimes they grow too close to the branch and have a funny shape. However unique these Royal Riviera® Pears look on the outside, one thing is for sure, on the inside they're just as juicy and sweet as their more photogenic siblings.
  • Approx. 9 Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears (5 lb)
  • Net Weight: 5 lb

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Harry & DavidMaverick® Royal Riviera® Pears
 
4.5

(based on 291 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (226)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (40)
  • Quality brand name food (32)
  • Recipient loved it (29)
  • Great presentation (24)
  • Good variety (12)

Cons

  • Did not look like picture (4)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (50)
  • Christmas gift (14)
  • Thank you/appreciation gift (13)
  • Birthday gift (12)
  • Congratulations (11)
    • This was purchased as a:
    • Self Purchase

       

      66% 

      (45 reviews)

      Gift For Someone Else

       

      Sent to me as a Gift

       
    • Who would this item be appropriate for:
    • Family & Friends

       

      Business Clients

       

      Kids

       

      College Students

       

      Everyone

       

      53% 

      (36 reviews)

      Yourself

       

      Other

       

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Order Taker Harry and David

I have worked for Harry and David's for the last 3 years and just tried out the pears for the first time this year. After two years as an order taker and a year...Read complete review

I have worked for Harry and David's for the last 3 years and just tried out the pears for the first time this year. After two years as an order taker and a year as a pear packer also I have to say these are the best pears I've ever eaten.
I love pears and now I will not buy them anywhere else. If you have a fondness for pears you must try the Royal Riveara's. These are on my wish list next year.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sub-Par Mavericks

I love Harry & David products; their Royal Riviera pears clearly have no peer! But although Mavericks are in theory just smaller, less perfect versions of the Rivieras, I've had bad luck...Read complete review

I love Harry & David products; their Royal Riviera pears clearly have no peer! But although Mavericks are in theory just smaller, less perfect versions of the Rivieras, I've had bad luck with them, particularly after the holidays when the pickings are, I suppose, slim.

Even after iffy experiences with Mavericks in the past, I purchased a box of Mavericks at an H&D outlet store last November, but found that half of them were tough, grainy, and not very sweet. I complained to H&D customer service (for the first time ever), and they immediately sent a replacement box that, although labeled Mavericks, were clearly a much higher class, just like the Royals: big, sweet, juicy, smooth, etc.

So I ordered another box of Mavericks two weeks ago, on sale. After arrival, they took over a week to soften (torture, I tell you!), and found, again, that only half were edible. After a week, the pears that do ripen seem to become grainy, and the skins become tough and bitter so they have to be pared.

My advice is to avoid the Mavericks. Once you've become spoiled by the superb quality of the primo variety, you'll have to keep ordering the Royals. Or simply take advantage of the extraordinary H&D guarantee if your order is below par... I just feel kinda guilty taking advantage of their generous guarantee.

So remember: These pears have no peer, but pare any sub-par pears!

Yslip

Reviewed by 291 customers

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5.0

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By Candice

from Richmond Hill, Ga

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Pros

  • Large Sweet Juicy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any occasion

    Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

    Ordered for own use. We ate just as is. They were the sweetest pears we have had in a long time.

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    5.0

    pears

    By bee

    from new jersey

    Pros

    • Good variety

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any occasion

      Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

      very good no complants

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      5.0

      IT'S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS

      By PEAR AFICIONADO

      from BEVERLY HILLS, CA

      Pros

      • Big Fat Yummy Pears
      • Good value
      • Great presentation
      • Quality brand name food

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any occasion
        • Birthday Gift
        • Christmas Gift
        • Thank you/Appreciation Gift

        Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

        THESE PEARS WERE MARVELOUS, FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE PICKY, SIMPLY PEEL THEM. I PEELED SOME WHOLE AND POACHED THEM IN CABERNET SAUVIGNON. . . EXCELLENT.

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        5.0

        Delicious!

        By 5280girl

        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

        • Good value
        • Great presentation
        • Quality brand name food
        • Recipient loved it

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any occasion

          Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

          These pears are just as delicious as the Royal Pears. All were in great shape when they arrived, and they have lasted for several weeks now without becoming overly ripe.

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          5.0

          Great Pears at a Great Price

          By PK

          from Denver CA

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Great presentation
          • Quality brand name food

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any occasion

            Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

            I was surprised how well the pears held up as we had such a deep freeze. That might have contributed to the fast ripening...but they were fabulous.

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            5.0

            Great Value

            By LN

            from St. Paul, MN

            Pros

            • Recipient loved it

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any occasion

              Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

              Seamless transaction!

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              5.0

              This is a perfect purchase and/or a gift

              By Dick

              from Highland park, Illinois

              Pros

              • Best Pears Ever
              • Good value
              • Good variety
              • Great presentation
              • Quality brand name food
              • Recipient loved it

              Cons

              • There Are Non

              Best Uses

              • Any occasion
              • Birthday Gift
              • Christmas Gift
              • Congratulations
              • Corporate Gift
              • Sympathy Basket
              • Thank you/Appreciation Gift

              Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

              Keep up the quality of product

              I have never tasted a better pear

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              5.0

              Best Pears ever

              By diasy

              from Prince Georges, MD

              Pros

              • Recipient loved it

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

                  Perfect sweet juicy pears.
                  I wish the grocery stores would sell something similar.

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                  5.0

                  Definitely a keeper

                  By perfectly "paired"

                  from charlottesville virginia

                  Pros

                  • Good value
                  • Good variety
                  • Great presentation
                  • Quality brand name food
                  • Recipient loved it

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any occasion

                    Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

                    delicious. We have eaten the pears everyday with breakfast.

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                    5.0

                    I have bought pears here, many times.

                    By Pearlover

                    from Midland, Tx

                    Pros

                    • Good value
                    • Quality brand name food

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Any occasion

                    Comments about Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears:

                    Great taste, large and really good.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was prompt and arrived in good condition.

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                    • Q:

                      Is there a difference between Maverick royal Rivera pears and royal Rivera pears?
                      Asked on 1/25/2014 by Michele from Charlotte NC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The difference between our Maverick Royal Riviera Pears and Favorite Royal Riviera Pears is purely cosmetic. Though they may have bumps or be lightly sun burnished, our Mavericks are as sweet and as juicy as our Favorite Royal Riviera Pears.

                        Answered on 1/27/2014 by Customer Care from Medford, Or
                    • Q:

                      How do we care for the pears while they rippen?
                      Asked on 12/25/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        To ripen, keep enclosed in box, at room temperature. Check daily. They are ripe when the flesh at the base of the stem yields slightly to gentle thumb pressure. Once ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

                        Answered on 12/27/2012 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
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