December not only brings cold weather and Christmas, it also brings our family’s favorite fruit – clementines (only available November-January). Did you know clementines are a type of mandarin?
I don’t think I ever had a clementine until college. I remember visiting my friend Amy in Minnesota and her mom having a bowl of them on the table. She gave me one, I easily pealed it and was hooked.
Matthew loves citrus and is so thrilled this time a year when clementines come home from the grocery store. This year, we literally have been eating two bags of Wonderful Halos every week, so when they sent me an email asking if I would be interested in doing a sponsored post and writing about them, I happily say yes.
Both my kids are slightly picky eaters (though Elias is improving), and Halos are an awesome way for me to ensure they are at least eating some fresh fruit every day. Adeline will happily eat them all day long.
I love hearing her say, “Can I have a baby orange, mama? I love ‘dem.”
She will easily eat one in the morning, two at lunch and another as a snack in the later afternoon. Elias isn’t far behind her. Whenever I say, you need to have something healthy too, he always choose a Halo.
Clementines are not created equal, and Halos are definitely our favorite. We never had them before this year and now I won’t buy anything else. They are available nationwide. I usually buy ours at Target – shocking, I know.
Here are 10 reasons to love Halo mandarins
1. They are easy to peal
2. They are deliciously sweet
3. They are seedless
4. They are non-GMO
5. They are grown in the U.S.
6. They are affordable (usually around $5.99 for a bag of 25)
7. They are the perfect snack for at home and on the go
8. They are healthy
9. Kids love them
10. Grown-ups love them too
Does your family love clementines? Have you ever had a Halo clementine?