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Clementines

I bought a box of clementines for the first time last week, and they are delicious! Price was the deciding factor, as Florida tangerines were about 50 cents each, but an entire box of the clementines was only 4.99. So I got them, and I actually think they are better than tangerines. They're smaller, but sweeter, and really easy to peel.

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  1. I really like them, too. They seem to be less acidic, and so easy to peel! Good value.

    1. I love when it's time for Clementines, I just can't get enough of them when they're ripe.

      1. Love Clementines! They're tasty, easy to peel and the perfect size for my kids (plus they have very few, if any, pits).

        Last year I tried Nigella's Clementine Cake, and, while I'm generally a chocolate fanatic, this was nice for a change.

        http://www.nigella.com/recipes/recipe...

        1. I just bought a box and they were only $3.99! I was surprised at the great bargain.

          1. They're fantastic, but their season is too short. They start to get larger and less sweet with more pits. By the way, the wood box they come in is great for using in the fireplace as kindling, or to put on top as a fire show!

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            1. re: jnk

              If only I had a fireplace!

            2. Ah, clementines...I've already had 3 today...Nature's perfect food. I do not tire of them(granted, their limited availability mean that there isn't enough time for their sweet, tangy, balanced flavor to become played out...)

              My holiday goodie bags this year had a clementine/orange and chocolate theme (clementines, chocolate fudge, clementine-chocolate biscotti, orange tuile sandwhiches with either orange or chocolate buttercream, clenmentine-pecan oatmeal mix and hot cocoa mix with clementine/cinnamon sticks)...Yes, I'm a pusher...Clementines are my citrusy drug of choice and I aim to get everyone hooked!

              1. I'm making Clementine Marmalade tonight with my box - so the flavor will last longer!

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                1. re: bakinggirl

                  Do you peel each slice when you make the marmalade? I usually use bigger citrus to make marmalade, b/c my recipe calls for peeling each one, which is a pain.

                2. my only problem is that the 2 of us cannot eat the entire box before they go bad!

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                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    I don't know if you have a population of homeless folks, like we do here, but you could take some of those clementines, and pass them out before they go bad. Just a thought - hate to waste food! Or share with a neighbor. I have 2 elderly ones that appreciate little things like that.