Saturday, December 12, 2009


from California!

Mandarins -- seedless, juicy, and sweet.

Even the labels stuck to their skin are cute. One says, Cuties: Seedless! Another says: Root for the Cute!

I'm rooting, all right, cutie juice running down my chin.

I pop a wedge in and wonder, What's the difference between a Mandarin and a Clementine? None as far as size and taste are concerned. At least none according to my palate.

Happily, I can look them up, so I do.

What I discover confirms what I taste: there are two varities -- Clementine mandarins and Murcott mandarins.

One of the websites says:

Cuties® are great because…
  • Seedless
  • Excellent quality
  • Easy to peel (zipper skin)
  • Super Sweet
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Naturally fat, cholesterol, sodium and trans fat free. Check out our nutrition label.
  • Snack-sized and portable
Another tells me, happily, that there are 143 days remaining in the Cutie season.

Hopeless Cutie fan: that's me!

Now if I can just figure out how to word-process and zip the skin at the same time . . . .

1 comment:

KUWC WAC said...

I love that you have a post about Cuties--we ADORE them in our house! :)