Love Infusion with Anjou Pear

The winners of our annual recipe contest in Hong Kong were recently announced.  We received over 60 food and drink recipes competing for supermarket gift cards to help the winners buy – what else – more USA Pears (but other groceries, too).  The entries were judged by a popular magazine in Hong Kong based on the recipe’s creativity, tastiness and nutritional value. One of the winning recipes below sounds delicious – but also quite interesting.  And with a name like this, I’m only sorry that I didn’t have it in time to make for Valentine’s Day.  It’s easy to make – give it a try at home and let us know how it turns out!  I’m interested to hear about the milk/cream/sugar concoction and what flavor it adds to the recipe.  You can tell everyone that you’ve prepared an authentic recipe from Continue reading

Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year celebrations kick off on January 23 this year.  We’re joining in the celebrations for the Year of the Dragon in many countries in Southeast Asia.  Shoppers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Taiwan will see special USA Pear displays and giveaways with purchase.  In some markets, customers receive a “6-pack” USA Pear gift box so that they can mix and match varieties. The color red is considered lucky in Chinese culture, so whether it be an addition to one of the traditional meals or as a gift exchanged between family and friends, Red Anjou pears are a perfect addition to the festivities! You, too, can ring in the New Year by incorporating Red Anjou pears into one of our Asian-inspired recipes, like Braised Pears with Soy-Ginger Glaze, Grilled Asian Shrimp Skewers with Pears, or Spicy Wasabi Pear Lettuce Continue reading


Since more USA Pears are shipped to Mexico than any other foreign country, we get to do extra activities from time to time, above and beyond our regular sampling in grocery stores – like the Marmaduke and Gulliver’s Travels promotions.  This year, it’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.  This was one of my favorite cartoons growing up – I can’t hear certain songs without flashing back to certain episodes (anyone else remember the chipmunks’ versions of “Bad to the Bone,” “Beat It,” and my personal favorite, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”?  But I’d better stop with the 80s nostalgia before I spend my afternoon looking for clips of these on YouTube…). Shoppers in Mexico can visit the USA Pears display at the grocery store to have their picture taken with Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, as well as Anjou, Red Anjou, and Continue reading

How Do YOU Say ‘Pear’?

As a foreign language student in my school days (Spanish and French), I enjoy any opportunity to pick up new words in any language. It’s helpful for travel, communication, and has even taught me more about my own native English than I learned in any language arts class growing up. So here are a few words to add to a more international vocabulary – the pear-fect building blocks for discussing our favorite topic: pears! Language: Spanish, Italian Pronunciation: PAIR-ah Language: Arabic Pronunciation: koumathra Language: Russian Pronunciation: GROO-sha Language: German Pronunciation: Bir-nuh Add your language to the list in the comment section! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn

Savvy’s Latin America Tour

Savvy has wrapped up its tour of Latin America, but the group has just released its Spanish-language song, “Tanto Amor”! Click below to have a listen and to see some new footage from the concerts in Mexico! Meanwhile, shoppers in Mexico, both kids and adults alike, showed their love for the band and for USA Pears by donning the costumes famously worn by Savvy in the “I Want a Pear” music video.  You can peruse the adorable – and in some cases, hilarious – photos by clicking on the albums section of the Peras USA Facebook page! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn

New Season Prep

Here at Pear Bureau HQ, the warehouse holds all of our USA Pear promotional materials: from signs and posters that are sent to grocery stores to brochures and recipe handouts.  And everything in between!  Before harvest, as we’re getting ready for the new season, we put together shipments of all these goodies to send to 39 countries around the world. These little guys are on their way to Russia as we speak!  They’ll be used as giveaways at the grocery store or handed out to kids during school activities.  We often hear stories about shoppers that come back, year after year, asking for Pear Buddies when they buy their USA Pears at the grocery store.  Pear Buddy collections have been spotted sitting in the back window of cars, hanging from backpacks, and lined up on desks at offices. You, too, can peruse Continue reading

Kids in the Kitchen

These adorable budding chefs in Mexico have the right idea – “pear”-ing USA Pears with summer fruit for a refreshing snack or side dish!  You and your kiddos can also enjoy Pear Kabobs with Strawberry Dipping Sauce, and the recipe is so simple that they can help put it all together.  Check out more kid-friendly recipes here! Pear Kabobs with Strawberry Dipping Sauce A fruity interpretation of the traditional kabob, this treat is as fun to make as it is to eat! Makes a pear-fect after-school snack! Ingredients 1 cup vanilla yogurt 4 tablespoons strawberry preserves 2 Green or Red Anjou USA Pears, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 bananas, cut into 1-inch slices 1 can pineapple chunks, drained 2 cups strawberries, stems removed 6 wooden skewers Directions In a small bowl, combine the vanilla yogurt and strawberry preserves. Continue reading

Get Them While You Can!

I came across this beautiful illustration from Belgium in our archives.  What a great reminder that USA Red and Green Anjou Pears are still in season!  Both Anjou varieties are sweet, juicy, and delicious!  They’re also very versatile: you can eat them out-of-hand (for me personally, a sliced Anjou is a great addition to my lunch on a daily basis), in salads, as part of an entree, or dessert.  The recipe section at has great options.  And because the Anjou pear doesn’t change color, remember to Check the Neck for ripeness! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn

Savvy & Peras USA hit Mexico City

Back in December, I posted a video about our upcoming promotion with The Wannabes Starring Savvy.  Shoppers in Mexico can find USA Pear and Savvy displays in grocery stores, as well as participate in contests to win prizes. Savvy just wrapped up a visit to Mexico City and two concerts sponsored by USA Pears.  Audiences were treated to awesome performances, a meet and greet with the band, the chance to win Savvy posters and t-shirts, and gift bags full of USA Pear goodies! Since not all of us were lucky enough to be there in person, here’s a look at the fun! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn