Citrus Showdown: Clementine v Satsuma + a Giveaway

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”


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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  1. 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…

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

  3. I love them both!

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

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

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

  7. Satsuma hands down. So easy to peel!

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

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

  10. Tara Falasco says:

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. Hayley @ Running Down the Runway says:

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

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

  18. I love clementines!

  19. A satsuma is my favorite!

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

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

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

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

  24. clementines for the win!

  25. 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.

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

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

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

  29. 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!

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

  31. Never had satsuma. Must try soon!!!

  32. Clementines will always be my favorite!

  33. A satsuma is one of my favorites.

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

  35. Satsuma for the win!

  36. 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!

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

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

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

  40. Jennifer Flood says:

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

  41. Clems!!!!!!! mmm….

  42. clementine!!

  43. 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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  45. 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!

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

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

  48. Melissa Witte says:

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

  49. 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 🙂

  50. I haven’t tried a satsuma before! I’ll be sure to pick some up next time 🙂

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

  52. clementines have my heart right now… but i think it could change once i try a satsuma!! 🙂

  53. Clementines! I enjoyed sharing them with my nieces over the holidays 🙂

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

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway 🙂

  55. Katy Penrod says:

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

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

  57. 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!

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

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

  60. Elizabeth V. says:

    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!!

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

  62. 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!

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

  64. mary morgan chastain says:


  65. Sara Leptuch says:

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

  66. Clementines!!

  67. I love clementines and their portability!

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

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

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

  71. Never actually had a satsuma but I love clementines! They instantly remind me of winter 🙂

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

  73. Clementines for sure 🙂

  74. Nicole Hasty says:

    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!! 🙂

  75. Satsumas, mmmmm

  76. Christina M says:

    Clementines, yum.

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

  78. 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!

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

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

  81. 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

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

  83. 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!

  84. 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!!

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

  86. clementine for sure!

  87. 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.

  88. I have to say clementines are my favorite.

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

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

  91. I love clementines!!!

  92. Becky @ Olives n Wine says:

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

  98. 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!

  99. 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! 🙂

  100. 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.

  101. 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:)

  102. Jill Hartley says:

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

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

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

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

  106. I have not tried the Satsumas yet.

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

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

  109. Clementines are my favorite!

  110. those cuties, I think are clementines, soo sweet!

  111. Love clementines, and will look for satsumas!

  112. I love both but clementines are my favorite!

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

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

  115. Clementines are my favorite. Love those cuties!

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

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

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

  119. I have not tried the Satsumas yet but Clementines are soooo good. 🙂

  120. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  126. katherine d. says:

    clementines all the way!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  127. Cellabella says:

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

  128. 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 🙂

  129. Alyson Drost says:

    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?

  130. i agree, satsumas!!! delicious!

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

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

  133. I love clementines! 🙂

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

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

  136. I haven’t tried a satsuma but love clementine!

  137. I wouldn’t turn down either one, but I prefer a clementine cutie 🙂

  138. 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!

  139. 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!

  140. 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!

  141. 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.

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

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

  144. Alexandria says:

    The clementines are my favorite.

  145. Clementine! 🙂

  146. Clementines are my faaaaavorite! 🙂 Awesome giveaway!

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

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

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

  150. Ive never tried a satsuma but I would love to!

  151. Clemetine is my fave!

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

  153. I’m a fan of the clementine!

  154. Lisa Brake Herring says:

    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 🙂

  155. I love Clementines!

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

  157. Clementine! 🙂

  158. 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!

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

  160. Angela Willis says:

    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

  161. I’ve never tried the Satsuma, but I do love the clementine! 🙂

  162. 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. =)

  163. 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!

  164. 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!

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

  166. Clementine!

  167. Teri Pastorino says:

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

  168. I love them both, but satsumas are my favorite.

  169. 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!

  170. 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.

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

  172. 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 ^_^

  173. Joanne Hammond says:

    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.

  174. Satsumas for the win, but this is mostly based on the cuteness factor. 🙂

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

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

  177. I love the clementine!

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

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

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

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

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

  183. satsumas!!

  184. Clementine!

  185. Jennifer K. says:

    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.

  186. 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!

  187. 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!

  188. Just bought clementines at whole foods! So good

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

  190. 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!

  191. 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 🙂

  192. I love , love clemetines! I have a 3 pound bag currently I’m plowing my way through 😉

  193. I love , love clementines! I have a 3 pound bag currently I’m plowing my way through 😉

  194. Jackie Smith says:

    Satsumas fresh from a tree, for the win!

  195. I love satsumas.

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

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

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

  199. I love clementines but have never had a satsuma!

  200. I recently tried satsumas and love them!

  201. 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!

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

  203. 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.

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

  205. clementines!

  206. clementines!

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

  208. 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!

  209. I vote for clementines.

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

  211. 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!

  212. I prefer the satsumas! Very tasty!

    Happy New Year!

  213. Love the clementines!

  214. I prefer the tartness of the Satuma.

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

  216. Satsuma!! Love top knots too 😀

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

  218. 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!

  219. Mmm…definitely the satsuma! Delicious mouth explosion!

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

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

  222. Satsumas are so beautiful and delicious! 🙂

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

  224. 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.

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

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

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

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

  229. 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!

  230. 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. 🙂

  231. Ian Stanway says:

    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!!!

  232. Brocklebank says:

    Both of them are wonderful, of course, but if you’re anything like as lazy as I am you’ll go for Satsas, at a pinch. Because the skin of a Satsuma doesn’t so much “peel” off – the whole dam fruit simply shakes itself loose from a jacket that often seems way, way too big for it.

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