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Old 02-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Tip: Buy Cara Cara Oranges NOW

So the local paper had a coupon last week for "exotic" citrus fruits from Sunkist. I picked up some honey tangerines (meh), the nicest blood oranges I've ever found, and, best of all: CARA CARA Oranges!

The first unusual thing about these is that the flesh is (or can be) pinkish, though the rind is as orange as ever. Next, they are the tastiest, sweetest, seedless orange I've ever had. The little pulpy things inside are extra fat so you can actually feel them explode one by one in your mouth! I googled them and found out that they are only available Dec-Mar, and that they are more nutritious than any other orange. Sunkist calls them the Power Orange. If you are lucky enough to see these at your store BUY THEM!

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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thanks for the heads up. I don't know if my local store has them but maybe Wegman's will.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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are they grown in germany?
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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no one near me had any.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:31 AM   #5
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Aww too bad, I went this week to stock up for the third week in a row, and I could tell it was the end of their supply. Keep an eye out in the future. If you ever see them, think of me!
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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One of my grocery stores has had them on sale the last few weeks. It's the first time I had seen them. They are fabulous!!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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We went a couple of days after you posted this, they are great! DW and the kids really loved em and they went fast.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
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I took your advice and got some today... I am SO GLAD I lurk on this forum. SO delicious.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:36 PM   #9
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my grocery store had them , tho they are expensive 3 for $1.99 . I only bought 3 because hubby was not too happy about the cost. At least I got to try them.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #10
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my grocery store had them , tho they are expensive 3 for $1.99 . I only bought 3 because hubby was not too happy about the cost. At least I got to try them.

Well, now you can tell him what a bargain you got, because they were $0.99 a piece here. Shoulda stocked up! Glad you got to enjoy them.
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