10 Reasons to Love Halos Mandarins

by jessicaturner on December 16, 2013


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.IMG_1627


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?

Halos box
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

becca December 16, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’ve tried multiple brands but always go back to Cuties. I’ll give these a try since you did a review! Would love to see some coupons come out from the company!


jessicaturner December 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

We have been long-time cuties fans, but since stumbling on Halos they are all I buy. They just as so consistently delicious. I think you will really love them.


Raechel Myers December 16, 2013 at 9:42 am

Haha – Just bought a bag of Halos at Target last night – $5.99! Actually, just finished eating one as I read this! :) Now I want another…


Laura December 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

Halos are actually the original Cuties. They changed their name. Paramount Farms is the company that owns them.


jessicaturner December 16, 2013 at 10:36 am

Well then that makes sense why I used to buy cuties and now I only buy Halos. :) Mandarin oranges for the win!


Penelope December 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I didn’t know that about Cuties and Halos. My kids love them too, and my little girl has that same Jelly the Pug dress that Adeline does! Too cute!


Anne December 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I’ve never seen Halo brand, but I’ve never looked for them in Target. It’s always Cuties around here. Loooove clementines though!


AMie December 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

They sound delicious. I didn’t realize they were only $6!


Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride December 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm

My boys either eat a Clementine or an apple every day for breakfast. And they make the best stocking stuffer!!


Sharon Miller December 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Great ideas! My son loves fruit but he’s never tried these–I’ll have to get some.


Ellen Christian December 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

She’s absolutely adorable. We love Halos too!


blair @ wild and precious December 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

we just got these!! i have to put limits on how many my two year old eats cause she would eat all of them at once! she loves them!!!


Alice smith December 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Just started eating them last week and we’ve been through about 4 bags already they taste great not to sweet not to tangy easy to peel we love them.


Saint James January 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

I love clementines and I eat huge numbers when they’re in season. I used to buy whatever brand was handy, so inevitably I sometimes bought Halos.

However, since Halos started their truly obnoxious ad campaign showing bratty children terrorizing their parents because they’ve run out of Halos, I now will buy any brand EXCEPT Halos. If there is more than one brand in a store, I buy the other one. if halos is the only brand a store carries, I go to another store.

Ads like these are offensive and only serve to deepen the cult of parents bowing down to kids at any cost. lose them. You’ve already lost me.


MarATL80 January 19, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Whoa! Easy! Don’t let the marketing department of the company deter you from eating only the best darn snack fruit for kids and grownups alike. Chill. Coincidentally, that’s how I LOVE my Halos — chilled! Yum. My daughter, and now my granddaughter will eat these things forever.


rh January 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Cuties are the best


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