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{taste it} sumo mandarins…

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While many of my snacks are of the sweet and chocolate-y kind, I'm also a huge fan of citrus fruit…especially rare breeds like blood oranges, pomelos, and yuzu. My current favorite is the sumo mandarin, a cross between an orange and a tangerine, and the size of a large orange. It's super juicy, both sweet & tart, and barely has any seeds. It's also super easy to peel thanks to the giant nubbin up top. So far, I've only been able to find them at Whole Foods and have been loading up for a refreshing treat! — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}

35 comments

  1. That looks delicious! We just harvested a bunch of tangelos from our backyard on a tree thought long for dead (One reason to be happy for all the rain here in L.A.) They’re both sweet and tart and ridiculously juicy.. which also makes for some tasty cocktails.

  2. Yum! I went through a phase last summer of trying fruit I had never had before…my fav was black grapes!! Can’t wait to try out a sumo mandarin now!

  3. I’ve never heard of this before. But what a fun name. I definitely want to find it and try it now. :]

  4. They had a great interview with David Karp this morning on NPR discussing the Sumo. I can’t find it on their site, but thought I’d share the corresponding article: http://lat.ms/eeMPvh
    His descriptions make them sound like heaven! Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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