Hey Everyone. Don’t know if you have heard of Mooney Farms, but odds are you’ve seen their products in stores. They are the company responsible for Bella Sun Luci Tomato products. I was able to get a great selection to review, but before that I want to tell you a little about Mooney Farms.
Mooney Farms is a family owned company that started in 1987. They began in kiwi farming selling their goods in Northern California farmer’s markets. Eventually, they began making sun dried tomatoes and were off when they made their first sale to Price Club South San Francisco. They are now a third generation company! In fact, I was quite impressed and humbles when the contact from the company came from a Mooney, rather than a hired marketing/administrative person. As a consumer, it made me feel even better about their products as it’s my experience that companies ran by families care more about the quality of their products.
They are sticking to the family recipe and use 100% pure olive oil. I was able to try the following products
- Bella Sun Luci Dried Halves and Julienne Cut in 100% Pure Olive Oil and Italian Herbs
- Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts
- Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta
- Bella Sun Lui Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Basil and Julienne Cut with Zesty Peppers
All of the products I received are in the picture at the top of this post. We used them in various recipes and enjoyed them quite a bit. The dried tomatoes were an amazing flavor booster to salads! They are our new favorite *healthy* salad addition explosion! Left us going back for more! They’ve definitely replaced bacon bits for good! The dried tomatoes, with their respective flavor additions are all really good, though they tend to be overpowered by the tomatoes and olive oil. The flavor additions aren’t quite strong enough to compliment, rather they are hidden beneath the tomato flavor. Despite that, all of the products were really great. They made a delicious addition. We used the jarred tomatoes as an addition to sauces and the savory flavor was fabulous.
Originally posted 2013-05-18 19:54:43.