12 Jul

london 2.06pm 22C sunny sunday 2020

these are clementines.

these i bought yesterday from lidl, they were priced at 69p for 500mg, but when i paid at the till, i saw they were priced at 49p, so i went back and bought another pack. they are not sweet, but nice enough and at that price, worth it to go back and buy some more. i have not seen what clementines look like, now i know. the skin is very thin, so you do get a lot of fruit for your money.

2 Responses to “clementines”

  1. Garfield Hug Monday July 13, 2020 at 3:57 am #

    Funny how this is called Clementines at your end in UK as here in my lil red dot, I am an idiot for types of oranges and other than regular Sunkist sliced oranges, to me the rest are Mandarins. I do like the tiny ones from Hanoi, Vietnam that is available during their tet. Small ones, not Kumquats. Now at least when I go to the stores, I will read the fine print and see if it is indeed Clementines!

  2. alifesgayventure Monday July 13, 2020 at 8:29 am #

    like you i too thought they are all called mandarin oranges, because that was what we call them in malaysia too.and google tells me that is the collective name for them. but here in uk there are many hybrids for eg, satsumas, tangerines, clementines, though the stores give them a general name,’ easy peelers’, haha. the differences between them , if any, is too subtle for me. i cannot tell them apart. they are all easier to eat than oranges.
    google says ‘Stefan said: “Satsumas are softer in texture, easier to peel as they have a looser skin and have a lighter citrus flavour, whereas clementines are firmer, relatively easy to peel and have a sweeter flavour than satsumas.’
    these clementines i got are not sweeter, not that easy to peel, as the skin is thin and very tight against the flesh, i have not eaten tangerines, so cant say what they are like.
    we dont sell kumquats here, unless they are tangerines… ?no, google say no. haha. looking at pictures of them, the mandarins all look the same to me. kumquats look very different. and it seems you can eat them skin and all.

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