Sumo Citrus: Kudos to the Sumos


The midwest just got a whole lot sweeter! If you are like me (which I assume you are since you are reading my blog) then you probably enjoy a good piece of fruit. Especially deliciously sweet oranges when they are in season. But you know what the worst thing about oranges are? Peeling them! Ask my husband, it seriously takes me over 5 minutes to peel an orange. No joke. He actually says it is painful to watch me, and just peels them for me now. He’s awesome I know. But I was recently introduced to what I may now consider the best citrus ever, the Sumo Citrus®! Not only are these bad boys maybe the sweetest mandarin I’ve ever eaten, but they are huge, seedless, and my favorite…easy to peel! Consider them the big brother to the Cuties® or Halos®.



Originally developed in Japan, the Sumo Citrus® is grown right here in the United States on family farms in sunny California. You can actually read about the growers on their website so you know exactly where your fruit is coming from. Plus these are Non-GMO and they are packaged with environmentally friendly, safe, green, and 100% recyclable material. A big plus in my book!



Unfortunately you won’t be able to find these year round and are only is season February-May. But thankfully Kroger is one of only a few retailers outside California to offer the distinct Sumos at an affordable price. You will be able to find these at Kroger stores in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton for the next 6-8 weeks, so get your fix while you can. I know I will be packing a lot of these for lunch and be sure to stop back in a few weeks for recipes. I already have some dinner ideas using these sweet bad boys.



I had to add one last picture of my little sumo.


This post is sponsored by Kroger, but experiences and views are my own.

Kroger Simple Truth & Easy For You Event

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I had the amazing opportunity tonight to join other Cincinnati Bloggers at the new Kroger Oakley Marketplace to check out the store, taste some food, and sip some wine (ok I didn’t drink, I’m pregnant remember, but I’ve been getting good at remembering what it tastes like!) We even got a nice surprise to bring some products and food home for dinner, which was a double bonus stocking the pantry and not having to cook tonight!

First of all this Kroger is huge! It was the first time I was there and I could literally spend hours just exploring. I lost track of time in the clothes department stocking up on comfy sweats for my growing baby bump, that I didn’t even make it into the home department before I had to head on over and join the others. I will definitely be back soon to browse some more, I might even bring my hubby and he can drink beer at their craft beer bar while I shop!


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We were able to try 4 different kinds of fish and shrimp along with 4 different Simple Truth side dishes and my oh my things were tasty. My absolute favorite thing I tried was the dessert, yeah yeah of course the pregnant lady would say that right. But really, it was a Healthy Rice Pudding made with brown rice, almond milk, coconut sugar, currants and dates, and it was so warm and savory. I’m super excited they sent us home with this recipe because it is definitely something I will be making soon and sharing on this blog.

We then headed to the seafood department to pick out whatever fish you wanted to take home and make for dinner. I selected the Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon and had them season it with fresh rosemary, lemon, garlic, and butter. I wasn’t aware that you could have your fish seasoned in store, but it is part of their Easy For You Seafood program. Usually when I shop, I just buy the fish and have them wrap it up, but this is definitely another option especially if you are short on time.


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I came home, baked the salmon, heated up the sides, and me and the hubby enjoyed our delicious dinner. Doesn’t it look amazing?


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Special thanks to the Kroger Oakley Marketplace for hosting this event and for sending us home with dinner and these awesome Simple Truth Organic products. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I love Simple Truth Organic products, they allow me and my family to eat healthy AND on a budget, both of which are super important to me. I am so excited to see what new products they come out with next.


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Disclaimer: Kroger hosted this event and provided me with food to try. However all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.