Move over Cuties!
We don't have a great selection of fruit at most grocery stores in Montana. Usually your standard stuff like bananas, apples, grapes, etc. Once time I found a starfruit. Otherwise it seems like a pineapple is about as exotic as we get. Kind of a trade off for living soooo far from a tropical climate. So, when I saw these giant "oranges" at my IGA store last week, they caught my attention.
Ok, so they are not oranges. They are a type of mandarin called dekopan and they were developed in Japan in the early 70's. These were branded as Sumo Mandarins. They are a little pricey at $2.99 each. But they are AMAZING. And HUGE. Above pic is a standard, slightly-larger-than a golf ball Cutie, next to the gigantic Sumo. They peel super easily, just like a Cutie and they are seedless and extremely juicy and sweet. If you see them in your favorite store, do yourself a favor and try these out. I was saving one for this morning, but apparently the kid found it before me. Of course he did.