Happy Friday everybody! I've had a bit of a stressful week due to a difficult
Last grocery trip I spotted this bag of pixie tangerines next to the other citrus and on a whim threw them in the cart for my first this week. I've been a little more adventurous grabbing new-to-me ingredients since starting Friday Firsts - how about you?
I think what intrigued me most was the promise of being sweet and juicy right on the packaging. I absolutely hate grabbing fruit of any kind and then realizing it's a dud. A beautiful red watermelon tasting like sour nothingness, or a promising orange peeled to reveal shriveled, dry tasteless wedges. It's such a let down!
After some quick googling I learned that these tangerines are grown in the concentrated area of Ojai, California. They were developed in the 1920s and have been available to the public since the 1960s. They're usually seen in stores late Spring and just have one crop a year, so I'm glad I snatched them up!
They were ridiculously sweet and juicy, some were almost like taking bites of a candy orange. They're easy to peel with a thin skin and are completely seedless, which is convenient. BUT let's not skip the most exciting part of these fruits...
They're itty bitty, adorable, and teeny tiny!!! That is one with a regular old quarter for perspective! Most were about the size of a ping pong or golf ball, a few were a little larger. I don't know about you, but their cuteness made me love them that much more! Also, I bet kids would have no problem getting in their suggested fruit servings if you had these around the house!
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