I recently suffered a change in my health. This change now requires me to take medication daily, to consume copious amounts of high quality H2O, and to weigh myself on a daily basis. There have also been a few… side effects.
One of those side effects seems to be a new addiction to tangerines/mandarins. These small orange balls of citrus fruit seem to be the only thing that I can consume that both does not have a negative effect and places me back in balance with myself when I feel “off”.
Now in all honesty, I never really gave tangerines or mandarins much thought. My mother would occasionally add them to the fruit plate in the dining room, and they were good once in the blue moon. Now that I consume multiple of them a day, well, I never realized the sheer variety. Here are just a few of the brands I’ve had the pleasure of consuming:
- Little Buddies – these are my favorites, a bit bigger than the others, very juicy, average sweetness, and very easy to pop the core with the peel
- Cuties – these are possibly the smallest of the bunch (possibly genetically designed for small hands) but just a juicy although surprisingly not as sweet, with an easy peel but hard to pop the core with it
- Delights – these are of average size, easiest to pop the core with the peel, and semi-juicy with an average sweetness
- Sunkist Smiles – these are also pretty average size, the most difficult to pop the core with the peel, juicy but not that sweet
Unfortunately, while at my local bodega looking for some Little Buddies, I was informed that tangerines are falling out of season and they didn’t expect anymore in. Guess
Anyone have any substitution suggestions?