Citrus Showdown: Clementine v Satsuma + a Giveaway

by on December 28, 2012

One of my favorite things about winter—besides snow—is that citrus fruits are in season. I love grapefruit and oranges, but the citrus fruit I get most excited about are clementines. They’re sweet, seedless and easy to peel. I remember the feeling I had when I tried them for the first time, I couldn’t believe how delicious they were. I was in clementine heaven…

Then something happened… this December I was introduced to the satsuma at my local Whole Foods when they were offering samples of them as part of their Citrus Showdown, an epic taste test battle between clementines and satsumas. One juicy bite of a satsuma segment and my mind was blown! I didn’t think there was another citrus fruit that could be as good (or better) than a clementine, but I was mistaken.

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Satsumas are seedless and just as easy to peel as a clementine, but they have a bolder flavor that’s intense, tangy and perfectly sweet. I also noticed the flesh of the fruit is more delicate than that of the clementine. I still love clementines but satsumas are definitely a top contender as my favorite citrus fruit now.

A couple easy ways to spot satsumas:

  • Many of them will still have their leaves attached
  • They have a loose rind
  • Most have a distinct “top knot”

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Love top knots! :)

So back to the showdown… after trying the satsuma at my local store, Whole Foods reached out to me about hosting my very own citrus showdown here on EBF complete with a few recipes and a giveaway! I’ve been in the kitchen a ton this holiday season and have used both satsumas and clementines equally.

As you’ll notice, most of the recipes I’m posting below involve clementines. This occurred for two reasons: 1) I had a boatload (aka one of those small wooden boxes) full of clementines 2) I enjoy eating the satsumas plain as a snack a little more than the clementines. Just remember that you can pretty much use the two mandarians interchangeably in recipes.

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite recipes:

Skinny clementine cheesecake bites

No Sugar Skinny Clementine Cheesecake Bites

Cookie bake3

Dark Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt (This would work great with satsumas as well.)

green beans

Green Beans with Pecans and Clementine Dressing – I brought this dish over to Isaac’s parents’ house for Hanukkah and everyone loved them.

clementine yogurt bread

Mini Satsuma Chocolate Chip Loaves – These loaves were a huge hit with everyone that tried them.

Other recipes that I want to try before the clementine/satsuma season is over:

Last but not least, Whole Foods was kind enough to allow me to host a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card giveaway for EBF readers. I knew you all would love this and I’m super pumped that it’s right before NYE so the lucky winner can use their gift card to stock up on healthy food (including a few mandarins) for the new year!

To enter to win the gift card simply leave a comment with which mandarin is your favorite: the clementine or the satsuma. And if you haven’t tried the satsuma, definitely pick one up next time you see them, they are delicious! The giveaway will end Monday night at 11:59PM ET and I’ll announce the winner soon thereafter.

**This giveaway has ended. And the winner is Robin. Congrats! :) 

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Dyan December 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I adore my clementines, but I’m going to have to give the satsuma a try! Although, “Oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’ satsuma,” doesn’t have quite the same ring…

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Leah December 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Clementines were a childhood staple for me, but I haven’t had a Satsuma in years, so I’m biased

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Michelle December 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I love them both!

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Vicky s December 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Mini satsuma chocolate chip loaf looks delicious! I’ve never seen anything like it!! I’d give the satsumas a whirl :)

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Alex December 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I hae never tried satsumas so I would have to say clementines although the satsuma sounds delicious!!

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Bonnie December 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Always looking for new bright foods to get me through the dark Wisconsin winters.

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NikkiB December 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Satsuma hands down. So easy to peel!

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Bonnie December 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Always looking for bright foods to help me make it through the dark Wisconsin winter.

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Brittany December 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I love clementines!! Butt i am going to have to try the satsumas!!! I love trying new fruits!!

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Tara Falasco December 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I’ve always enjoyed clementines but will keep my eyes and mouth open for satsuma! Thanks for the article! :)

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Karen December 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I love clementines. Will definitely try a satsuma, as I like bold and tangy!

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Lindsay December 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Just had my first satsuma and I am a big fan! In the winter, with fruit variety at a minimum, I am excited for either a satsuma or a clementine.

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Erin December 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I love clementines and so does my three year old! We can go through the whole bags within a few days ;)

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Trisha December 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I have to say… My favorite by a close margin would be after my most loved Body Shop body butter scent…. Satsuma. Just recently picked one up randomly at whole foods and was VERY pleasantly surprised!

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Stephanie December 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I thought I would be loyal to clementines since I grew up eating box-loads of them every winter, but I had a sample of sataumas at my grocery store and I am hooked! Sataumas are my new favorite.

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Hayley @ Running Down the Runway December 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I have two satsuma’s packed for work tomorrow- I love them!

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Marisa December 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I will have to say clementine….until the next trip to the store to buy some satsumas to try.

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Erin December 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I love clementines!

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Melissa December 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

A satsuma is my favorite!

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Rachel December 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I have never had a satsuma, so I’m going to have to go with clementines for now : )

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Kristen December 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I’m not sure iLife had a satsuma, so I know what I’ll be looking for on my next grocery trip :)

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Kristen December 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I’m not sure if I have had a satsuma, so I know what I’ll be looking for on my next grocery trip :)

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Emily December 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I’ve never tried Satsumas! Sounds like I need to soon!

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Kay December 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

clementines for the win!

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Jordan D December 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Who can resist a clementine? They remind me of being a kid and they’re so sweet and easy to peel lol. I’ve never tried a satsuma, though.

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Bri December 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I love Clementines and had not heard of Satsumas. Now I will have to be on the lookout for them. Thanks!

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Corey H December 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Satsumas! They grow locally near where I live, so extra bonus points!

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Jess P December 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I’ve never even heard of a Satsuma! I’ll have to try and track one down to try it.

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Anna December 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I was at Whole Foods the other day and was inspired to try a satsuma (I’d never heard of one before!)….and I really loved it! I could see buying them more often, but considering I have only seen them in Whole Foods (and I don’t shop there weekly), I think I won’t be picking them up as often as I purchase clementines :-( Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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Natalie S December 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I love the clementine and I think it will always be my favorite!

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Becky Mullins December 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Never had satsuma. Must try soon!!!

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Brittany Mullins December 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm

We can make sure that happens. :)

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Natalie S December 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Clementines will always be my favorite!

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Marci December 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

A satsuma is one of my favorites.

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Deb@funrungirl December 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Love the Clementines. They are by far my favorite fruit.

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Bridget December 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Satsuma for the win!

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! December 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I never knew that clementines were considered mandarins! I’ve loved them all my life, but I recently discovered the wonders of satsumas – and I think I have to say I like satsumas more. They’re just so aromatic and flavorful!

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Doris December 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I have never tried the satsuma. Enter me for the giveaway.

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Eric December 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm

All I know is Clementine, but I will try the other kind after reading your blog.

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Mariam December 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I think Clementines will always be my favorites! Grew up on those.

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Jennifer Flood December 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I have never tried a satsuma, but I am now excited to try one. I do really enjoy Clementines though.

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melissa December 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Clems!!!!!!! mmm….

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Rebecca W December 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

clementine!!

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cristina December 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I LOVE clementines. I’ve seen satsumas but didn’t know they were palatable as is like a clementine. Will def sample one next time I’m at WFM.

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Brittany Mullins December 29, 2012 at 5:41 am

You saw me in a magazine!!!! I’ll have to find out which one, I think I missed it!

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jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur December 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

Your recipes all look delicious! My favorite mandarin is the satsuma, but my favorite citrus over all this season has been the cars cara navel orange. They’re so delicious and have the prettiest pink hue!

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Jeanette December 29, 2012 at 12:16 am

I haven’t tried satsumas yet, but thanks to your blog, I’m going to. The chocolate dipped ones look especially refreshing!

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Tam December 29, 2012 at 12:20 am

I’m currently a fan of clementines. However, I need to try the satsumas. They sound delicious!

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Melissa Witte December 29, 2012 at 12:22 am

Clementines because I don’t know if I’ve had a satsuma..will have to try one…

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Melissa December 29, 2012 at 12:46 am

I love both, but I think I’m leaning toward the satsumas for right now. I actually just bought some from Whole Foods today, so this post was quite relevant :-)

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal December 29, 2012 at 12:47 am

I haven’t tried a satsuma before! I’ll be sure to pick some up next time :)

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Mariell @ healthypantz December 29, 2012 at 12:50 am

Clementines all the way. I may or may not have housed 4 of them just now.

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Emily December 29, 2012 at 12:51 am

clementines have my heart right now… but i think it could change once i try a satsuma!! :)

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Bethany December 29, 2012 at 1:25 am

Clementines! I enjoyed sharing them with my nieces over the holidays :)

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Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner December 29, 2012 at 2:03 am

I love eating Clementines but I love the scent of satsuma fruit!!

Thanks for a fabulous giveaway :)

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Katy Penrod December 29, 2012 at 2:06 am

Im a satsuma fan, I eat them nonstop while theyre in season!

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Tiffany December 29, 2012 at 2:29 am

I’ve never had a Satsuma, but I’ve got a bag of clementines on my counter!

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Monica G December 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

Satsumas are my new-found love – I used to be a clementine girl (Cuties, anyone?) but when I discovered satsumas several years ago I fell in love. They are so easy to peel, and are never ‘dry.’ Yum :)
And thanks for the giveaway!

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Bre December 29, 2012 at 3:13 am

I do love them both, but have to say that the satsuma wins :) I can’t wait to make the clementine cocktail though!

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dorre December 29, 2012 at 4:56 am

clementines , however this is subject to change when i jump over to whole foods today to try a Satsuma.

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Elizabeth V. December 29, 2012 at 5:40 am

My husband and I were in Whole Foods the other day and saw Satsumas for the first time. So glad we decided to buy a few to try because they were delicious! That being said…..we are definite Satsuma fans!!

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Beth December 29, 2012 at 5:58 am

I’ve never had satsumas before, but I do love clementines!!

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Crystal December 29, 2012 at 6:14 am

I’d pick clementines as my favorite, but only because I haven’t tries satsumas. Guess I need toget to whole foods and take the challenge!

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Meryl December 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

Clementines. I like satsumas, but they’re taste is too floral for me.

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mary morgan chastain December 29, 2012 at 6:49 am

Satsumas!!!

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Sara Leptuch December 29, 2012 at 7:11 am

I would have to say the clementine as I haven’t tried the other!!

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Meg December 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

Clementines!!

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Jessica December 29, 2012 at 7:26 am

I love clementines and their portability!

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Courtney December 29, 2012 at 7:29 am

I like clementines, but have never tried satsumas; I’m excited to find out if I like them too!

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Amanda December 29, 2012 at 7:34 am

I think I’m a clementine kind of girl – they are so cute and easy to take anywhere!

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Lily December 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

I love clementines (cuties)! I never tasted satsumas but would love to try one!

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Juliette @ Finish Your Broccoli December 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Never actually had a satsuma but I love clementines! They instantly remind me of winter :)

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Joy December 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

Though I’m eating a Clem right now I adore satsumas more

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Lauren December 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

Clementines for sure :)

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Nicole Hasty December 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

I love clementines but I’ve never tried satsuma! I’m so excited
to buy some next time I go to the farmers market :-) Reading the recipes
made my mouth water!! :-)

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cori December 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

Satsumas, mmmmm

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Christina M December 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

Clementines, yum.

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Heather December 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

I love clementines. I keep them on my desk at work to snack on when I have a sweet tooth.

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Amanda December 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

I have been eating at least one clementine a day lately, and so has my 18 month old. I haven’t seen satsumas at my local grocery story but I’ll definitely be on the hunt for them now!

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Ashley W December 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Clementines by default because I have never had a Satsuma before!

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Helen December 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Clementines are my favorite but I’ve never had the satsumas

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Tim and Mary December 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

Those chocolate dipped clementines look amazing — so clever! Haven’t tried the satsuma’s yet so will have to pick those up next trip to the store. Thanks for all the citrus inspiration!

Tim & Mary

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jess s. December 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

just had a satsuma for the first time and i think it’s a new favorite.

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Joanna Murnan December 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

I have been craving clementines throughout my first trimester! My poor husband buys them and doesn’t have a chance of getting any :)

I’ve never tried a satsuma, so I’ll have to pick some up!

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Kristin December 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

Clemetines would be my favorite but the truth is I have never tried the other but after this I am definitely going to check it out!!! Thanks..and I sure hope I win the gift card…its been a rather rough year financially… Good luck to us all!!

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Danica @ It's Progression December 29, 2012 at 9:04 am

I love clementines, but I’ve never tried a satsuma before!

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Kayla December 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

clementine for sure!

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Katie M December 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

I don’t know that I’ve paid attention to WHICH fruits I’ve been eating the past few weeks. Based on your description, I currently have clementines, and they are TASTY! But I may have had Satsumas a few weeks ago, and honestly, all of the citrus I’ve eaten so far has been DELICIOUS. But, since I am seriously enjoying my clemetines at the moment, I’ll say clementines are my favorites.

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Lisa December 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

I have to say clementines are my favorite.

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Sara December 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

Clementines… however, that’s only because I haven’t tried a satsuma!

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Tori L December 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

I can’t resist the cute little and juicy-delicious clementines, but I’d love to try a Satsuma next time I buy groceries!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots December 29, 2012 at 9:42 am

I love clementines!!!

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Becky @ Olives n Wine December 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

Since I’ve not had the chance to try a satsuma, I’m going to go with clementines! I will definitely have to pick some up next time I’m at Whole Foods.

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Kel December 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

I have not tried the satsuma, so I would have to say a clementine. thanks!

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Sayrah December 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

I really love both – but I did try both at wholefoods earlier this month….the clementine is my overall favorite! So juicy and sweet!

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Minerva December 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

I’ve never tried a satsuma…but I love pretty much love all citrus fruit., especially dipped in dark chocolate ;)

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Karen L December 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

Satsuma for sure, looking forward to trying the satsuma chocolate chip bread today. Baking to keep warm since more snow is coming our way!

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Coco December 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

I haven’t tried a satsuma, so I will have to go with clementine!

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keira December 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

ive never tried a satsuma! I just kind of assumed they were the same as clementines when i’ve seen them in the store! Now i want to try one!

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Alex December 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’m pretty sure the satsuma wins, though its been awhile since I had one so I should probably win the gift card so I can go pick some up! :)

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Angela @ Health's Angel December 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

You’ve sold me on the satsumas just by your description of them! I never never tried them, let alone heard of them until now, but I’ll definitely be checking them out.

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Devin Self December 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

Clementine is my favorite because I have never had a satsuma!!! I was never really sure what it is but I heard it is similar to a persimmon!! I would looove to receive this whole foods gift card because it is my favorite place ever! Being a college student, it is often hard to shop there because of money. This would help so much! Love your blog:)

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Jill Hartley December 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

Well, I’ve never had a satsuma, but they sound delish!!! I’ll have to say the clementine!

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Yesle @ D is for Dentist December 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love clementines because they are small adorable & easy to find everywhere. I always throw a few in my bad for running around.

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Yelle December 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

I’ve never had a satsuma but I love eating clementines one after the other!

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Robin December 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

Satsuma – I tried my first one last year and I loved it!

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Deanna G. December 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

I have not tried the Satsumas yet.

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Leah December 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

Love clementines and I actually have a ton in my fridge at the moment!

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Alicyn December 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

I tried my first satsuma this year too. It was in my vegetable delivery program one week. Like you, I was instantly hooked!

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Kayla M December 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

Clementines are my favorite!

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judy Lies December 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

those cuties, I think are clementines, soo sweet!

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Mo December 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Love clementines, and will look for satsumas!

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hippierunner December 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I love both but clementines are my favorite!

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Leah December 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’ve never had a satsuma, so it’s clementine by default!

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Denise December 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’ve never heard of the satsuma either, but I do really like clementines, and I’m going to watch for satsumas!

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Karen December 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Clementines are my favorite. Love those cuties!

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Emily December 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I haven’t tried a satsuma, but I must now! Clementines have my <3 by default.

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Diana H December 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I love satsumas! I grew up eating them and didn’t even try a clementine until I was in college!

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Kim December 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Clementines! Happy to say that my two kids are hooked too.

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Evelyn December 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I have not tried the Satsumas yet but Clementines are soooo good. :-)

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kim@hungryhealthygirl December 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I really love the flavor of the Satsuma, so if I had to pick it would be my fave! But Clemintines are just so cute and so easy to eat. Either way, I’m a fan of both.

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Andrew S. December 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I grew up on satsumas in Louisiana! I had a love affair with clementines, but they will never capture my heart.

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Alex December 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I’ve never heard of a satsuma, but I can’t wait to try one!

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Kirsten December 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I love both, but I tend to buy satsumas because of the fun greenery that is usually attached. :)

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Christina December 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I love this season for clementines. I will definitely have to try satsumas since I love citrus fruits!

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Jessica December 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I love clementines and have never tried a satsuma- now I’ll be looking out for them!

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katherine d. December 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

clementines all the way!

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Cellabella December 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I really like clementines, although I wouldn’t pass up a satsuma ;) And I have to try your satsuma chocolate chip loaf looks delicious!!

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Sarah December 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I love clementines! They grow in my parents back yard so I was always eating them straight off the tree growing up. I want to try them dipped in chocolate :)

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Alyson Drost December 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I LOVE clementines!! I have never tried satsumas before so I will definitely pick up a few at the store next time! Are they seedless like clementines?

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Susie December 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

i agree, satsumas!!! delicious!

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Traci December 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I enjoy both but I think satsumas are my new favorite! I just bought some from Whole Foods the other day. Love the tanginess.

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Lauren December 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I would pick clementines by default because I’ve never tried a satsuma.

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Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I love clementines! :)

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cassie December 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

i love clementines. they are such a great snack during the day. i haven’t tried satsumas yet.

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Ashley December 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Amazing giveaway!! I have never tried a satsuma but I’d love to!

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Karen December 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I haven’t tried a satsuma but love clementine!

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Kasey December 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I wouldn’t turn down either one, but I prefer a clementine cutie :)

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Amy J December 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’ve never tried a satsuma (i’ll have to soon!), so I guess clementines are my favorite by default. If I win the giveaway, I’ll definitely purchase a satsuma or two to try though!

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Cayce December 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I a going to go with clementines. I have never tried a Satsuma but I have a feeling I would love them because they’re seedless! I love uniquely flavored fruits so I bet they are delicious. I will definitely be on the lookout from now on!

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Cayce December 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I am going to have to go with clementines. I have never tried Satsumas but I bet they are delicious. I prefer my citrus fruits without seeds so I will be on the lookout from now on!

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Julia@cookandburn December 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I haven’t tried a satsuma before, but I will the very next time I see one.
It took until just a few weeks ago for me to seed my first pomegranate (awesome!).
So, right now, love clementines.

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Brittany @ Barr & Table December 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I’ve never had a satsuma but I’ve heard they’re better than clementines. I’ll have to keep any eye out!

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Calli December 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love clementines; I’ll have to try satsumas too!

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Alexandria December 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The clementines are my favorite.

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Stephanie December 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Clementine! :)

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Liz @ iheartvegetables December 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Clementines are my faaaaavorite! :) Awesome giveaway!

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Becca December 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I lovee clementines! Now I’m wanting to try the satsuma!

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Ashley P December 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I haven’t tried a satsuma yet but I have heard they are great. I definitely want to try one!

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Lori December 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I love cuties. I have never heard of satsumas. I am excited to try them.

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Sarah December 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Ive never tried a satsuma but I would love to!

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shaunie December 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Clemetine is my fave!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’ve never tried a satsuma so I have to say clementine!

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Mami2jcn December 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I’m a fan of the clementine!

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Lisa Brake Herring December 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I just recently tried some satsumas from a shop in Birmingham that sells only local products, and they are amazingly delicious. I’m officially a satsuma convert!

Thanks for the yummy recipes, as always!!! Can’t wait to try the cheesecake bites :)

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Emily December 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I love Clementines!

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Ilene December 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I love clementines. Never tried satsuma but would love to.

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Kaitlin December 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Clementine! :)

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Laura December 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I grew up with satsumas (I’m from New Orleans) but since I’ve moved to Chicago some 25 years ago, I have yet to see anything but clementines! Oh how I miss satsumas!

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Jennifer December 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Clementines for the win!! However I have yet to try a satsuma…time to hit up Whole Foods for a new citrus goody!

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Angela Willis December 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What a fun giveaway! Santa has always put fresh citrus in the toe of our stocking (ever since I was little)! Clementines are my favorite! My youngest son loves the “Cuties”-b/c they are easy for him to peel and eat!

Angela W
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Ashley December 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I’ve never tried the Satsuma, but I do love the clementine! :)

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Haley December 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I’m going with a Satsuma. They are juicy & sweet. Not to mention, I like how the rind is loose because it makes them easy to peel. =)

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Kim @ AQuietCouple December 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Oooh, I’ll have to keep an eye out for satsumas. Clementines are my favorite snack fruit ever. I would eat one of them over a candy bar any day. Is it possible that satsumas are comparable or even better? Must investigate!

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Molly December 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I love clementines since they’re so easy to pack in lunches. I haven’t tried satsumas before, but now I’m going to make it a point to pick one up!

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Alison December 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I haven’t tried satsumas yet, but I know I love clementines!

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Eva Pan December 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Clementine!

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Teri Pastorino December 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I have not tried satsumas yet. I love clementines though!

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Kerry December 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I love them both, but satsumas are my favorite.

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Corina December 30, 2012 at 12:09 am

I want to try a satsuma..everyone seems to love them! But for now, cuties are my favorite snack. I can’t stop at just one!

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CZ December 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh! I never knew they were called satsumas, I always thought they were just more organic looking clementines. But yes! I have tried them, and I do like them more, there’s just slight taste differences that make it taste better. Either way though, I love both.

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Maggie J December 30, 2012 at 1:42 am

I’m a clementine lover… Cuties are the best and so easy to peel!

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Doris December 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

I love Satsumas!! I was first introduce to them by my husband and mother-in-law when I moved to northeast FL about 10 years ago. They’re abundant up here; my mother-in-law has a couple of mature trees so I luck-out during this time of year ^_^

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Joanne Hammond December 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

I like the satsumas. I once had a carton of clementines that were sour — probably spoiled — and I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy them since then. The satsumas are a nice alternative.

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kiri December 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

Satsumas for the win, but this is mostly based on the cuteness factor. :)

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Eri H December 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

I’ve never tried a satsuma, but now I’ll be on the lookout. I LOVE clementines!

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Marilyn December 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

I love clementines, but I’ll be on the look out for satsumas now too.

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RedRobin December 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love the clementine!

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Nicole December 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

By default, clementines. I’ve never had a satsuma, but now im gonna have to try one!

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Rachel December 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love the satsumas, but have never used them in a recipe. I would love to try some of these!

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Emily December 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

I haven’t tried the satsuma yet – sounds awesome! The chocolate dipped clems with sea salt look so so so good!

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Katherine December 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Clemintines! I always loved the boxes that they sometimes come in.

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Amanda G. December 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Hmmm . . . I’ve never tried either. I’ll have to try some of these recipes.

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ayesha December 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

satsumas!!

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Haley S December 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Clementine!

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Jennifer K. December 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I had the opportunity to have some satsumas last winter on vacation in Louisiana and fell in love with them. They are so good! However, clementines are much easier to get a hold here up north (Iowa), so I eat them as often as I can.

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Lauren December 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I’ve never tried satsumas but I love clementines. They are perfect to throw in my bag for an on the go snack or fun to munch on at home. Yum!

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Ria December 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Definitely picking up a satsuma the next time I’m at the store. Clementines are my fav…so far ;) thank you for hosting a giveaway!

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Lauren December 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Just bought clementines at whole foods! So good

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liz December 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I have never had a satsuma so I’ll default to clementines, but I would love to try one!

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Stephanie December 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I LOVE clementines, and look forward to this time each year so I can eat as many clementines as possible. I overdid it with many of the baked goods this Christmas, so my back on track plan it to buy a crate of Clementines and just eat one every time a sugar craving hits…think its a winning gameplan!

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Emily December 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I think clementines for now. I tried a “satsuma” at the work farmers market and it was not what I was anticipating… I think it was just a mutant orange :)

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Tracy December 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I love , love clemetines! I have a 3 pound bag currently I’m plowing my way through ;)

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Tracy December 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I love , love clementines! I have a 3 pound bag currently I’m plowing my way through ;)

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Jackie Smith December 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Satsumas fresh from a tree, for the win!

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Chilopoda December 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I love satsumas.

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Kelly December 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

its hard to beat clementines but i will have to try the satsuma! sounds like something right up my alley :)

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Brynn December 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I love love love satsumas but I don’t know if I’ve tried a clementine.

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SB December 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I have to say clementine, only because I haven’t had a satsuma in years and can’t remember what they taste like!

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shannon December 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I love clementines but have never had a satsuma!

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Dawn December 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I recently tried satsumas and love them!

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Lauren C December 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I LOVE clementines! Never tried a satsuma, but now I’m definitely going to keep my eye out. I just returned from FL where my parents have oranges/grapefruits/kumquats growing in their yard and I miss the fresh fruit!

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R. E. Maley December 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I’ve never tried a satsuma, but now I am eager to do so! I love seeing fruit with their leaves still attached.

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Liz December 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

Clementines all the way! I tried the satsumas (from, where else? Whole Foods), and I wasn’t a fan, which is ODD since I LOVE all citrus.

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Marisa December 31, 2012 at 12:45 am

Just bought a bag of satsumas today, wowsa! Love them both.

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cindy December 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

clementines!

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Tom L December 31, 2012 at 1:51 am

clementines!

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kristina December 31, 2012 at 8:30 am

Clementines, but only because I’ve never tried a Satsuma- they’re now on my Whole Foods shopping list for this morning!

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Shannon December 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

I know! I am a total satsuma convert too! I initially picked them up because they looked so cute with their stems and leaves…but then TASTE EXPLOSION! I have been telling everyone I know!

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Laura December 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

I vote for clementines.

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Molly M. December 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

i haven’t tried satsumas. I’ll have to try them out along with the clementine sparkler :)

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kim December 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

I JUST tried a satsuma at WF this weekend as well! I must say, they were pretty delicious, so my vote is for the Satsuma!

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Reba Cox December 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

I prefer the satsumas! Very tasty!

Happy New Year!

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Carissa December 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

Love the clementines!

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Bets December 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I prefer the tartness of the Satuma.

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Leah December 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I’ve never had a satsuma, so by default, clementines win!

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Mindy Nye December 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Satsuma!! Love top knots too :D

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Sara @ sarasmiles December 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I’ve actually never tried Satsumas, so I gotta go with Clementines!

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Marielle December 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I definitely love clementines, so I’ll say they’re my favorite, but I’ve never tried satsumas and I’d love to give them a shot too!

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Rebecca December 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Mmm…definitely the satsuma! Delicious mouth explosion!

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Tiffany December 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I love satsumas! I actually didnt know what they were called but I have them in my house all the time lol!

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Ziba December 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I’ve never tried a satsuma! I better pick one up soon next time I see one :) but I do love clementines

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Diana December 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Satsumas are so beautiful and delicious! :)

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Jeanne December 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I like both but if I had to choose I would go with satsumas.

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Marilyn December 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I was given a satsuma not long ago by an elderly lady that I work for. At first I thought it was a clementine. They are super delicious and I love them also!! Thank you for posting about these little sweet treasures.

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Shannon December 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Looove clementines; they just seem like such a happy little fruit!

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Ashley January 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I have relatives in Florida who frequently send me citrus awesomeness. I think, of these two fruits, my fave would be the clementine.

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Crystal January 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I have never had satsumas, but they are now on my list of new foods to try.

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Caroline January 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I’ve never tried satsumas before but sure would love to! So for right now, it’s clementines for the win :)

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Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! January 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I’ve never even heard of a Satsuma! I’ll have to be on the look out for them. I have a huge bag of clementines in my fridge right now!

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen January 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I know I missed the giveaway, but I had to comment to say that I was lucky enough to eat more than my fair share of satsumas over Thanksgiving in Georgia. One of the extended cousins has a tree (or three) in his backyar and ALWAYS brings us bunches to eat for the holiday. We have to fight over them a bit in my family, but I just love ‘em. :)

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Brittany Mullins January 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I’m so jealous! They are soooo good.

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Ian Stanway December 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

I know this is an old post, but i can’t believe how many people have never tried Satsumas! I presume they are not a common thing in the USA? I am from the UK and have eaten Satsumas since I was a child.

In my opinion, from the outside they look the least inviting citrus, but the taste is far and away better than any other citrus.

Satsumas FTW!!!

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