Hello! I'm a mom of 4, a costume designer, small business owner, and I run a non-profit backpacking camp for girls. I write for two blogs -- one on sewing/costume design, and one on wilderness gourmet cooking.
I LOVE seeds in my raspberry preserves! Remember that this product is a preserve, not a jelly, so if you're looking for something seedless, then go for a jelly (which is made from the strained juice of the fruit, not the pulp)-- this is a completely different product. Just like my French grandmother used to make when I was little. Awesome.
LOVE this, and now the restaurant supply place carries it here! While I don't eat it plain, I use it for cooking all the time -- and the kids haven't noticed that I replaced their regular peanut butter with this lower fat version, either.
I buy over a thousand pieces a year (t-shirts and sweat-shirts for summer camp), and we love the Russell brand because of its quality and, more important, it's true-to-size fitting...which is important when people can't try on their items before purchasing them!
I run a backpacking camp. We send HUNDREDS of people to REI every year for good reason -- no one beats REI's pack fitters, no one beats REI's customer service, and no one beats REI's product quality. No one. We don't shop anywhere else for outdoor equipment, ever.
I run a backpacking camp. We send HUNDREDS of folks to REI every year, for good reason -- no one fits packs better than REI, no one beats REI's customer service, and no one beats REI's product quality. We don't shop anywhere else for outdoor items. Ever.