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.