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Win Satsumas for Sharing

We love sharing the flavor of satsumas! In some cultures, it’s traditional to give citrus to friends and relatives for good wishes and we couldn’t agree more — satsumas make a perfect gift for the holiday season. Bring a bright spot of citrusy sunshine to your holiday season with a box of satsumas and gift one to a friend — on us! Leave a comment below by December 13th telling us who you would share satsumas with and why. We’ll pick 10 winners at random to receive a 13-pound box of satsumas along with another box for the giftee of their choice. A variety of mandarin orange and a cousin to the clementine, satsumas are super sweet, juicy, seedless and easy to peel. They’re only available for a short time (from October to December) so you’ve got to enjoy their sweetness while you can. You can use them in recipes, keep them on hand for easy snacks and as edible table décor…what’s not to love? Find more ways to enjoy satsumas here. So go on, share some sweetness — give someone (and yourself!) the gift of satsumas this season. Leave a comment by December 13th to tell us who would you like to share satsumas with and why for a chance to win! Remember to keep your eye out for an email message on December 14th — you’ll need to respond by Dec 15th in order for us to collect addresses and ship the satsumas for the holidays. We can send the gift box of satsumas to the winner for hand delivery to their giftee or we can ship to another US address. Enjoy! The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends December 13, 2011. Must be a legal resident of the US, age 18 or older to participate. (Sorry, no shipping on these satsumas to Canada.) Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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Jennifer C. says …

I would share them with my family as Christmas gifts!

Tawanna says …

I would share them with my in-laws in Florida. We don't see each other as often as we'd like and love to celebrate around food!

Burns Decker says …

I would share them with family and the guys at work..we all need healthy food especially this time of year

Amy Lynn Sobel says …

I would share the satsumas with my office coworkers or if can only name one person, then I would give them to Mary Ellen Labonte, my team lead who is always bringing in home baked treats and fruits. She is a thoughtful considerate person and is also an excellent team lead retaining a wealth of knowledge regarding our various customers, etc.

Pa m C. says …

I would share them with my grandmother. She is showing signs of dementia and I would sit down with her and reminisce about how oranges are her favorite fruit and how she used to pack them in my lunch. :-) Sweet memories indeed.

Asia Simonelli says …

I'd share my box with my boyfriend because he is obsessed with the free samples in store. I'd send the other box to my little sister who just had a baby!

katharine says …

satsumas are our families favorite winter treat. we always look forward to the season of satsuma. for the past couple years we have been giving bags of them to our relatives and friends. when a new to satsuma eater takes their first bite it is wonderful to see how their eyes light up and to hear their exclamations of how delicious it is. even though it is hard to do ...sharing satusuma oranges brings us such pleasure.

Andrea says …

I will share them with the Labor & delivery staff, I'm giving birth in a couple of weeks!!

Shirl Kennedy says …

Yes, it sounds self-serving, but I would share them with myself (and a select few friends). I just moved to the DC Metro area from Florida and this will be my first winter in a long time without fresh citrus from the trees in my yard.

amy says …

I would share with my mom. She lives in an assisted living home and the food there isn't that great. Fresh fruit would just make her day and it's a gift that wouldn't clutter her small living space. Some days she just needs a reason to smile.

Heather says …

I would share them with everyone at work. People often bring in baked goods - why not some nice fresh fruit?

Bekahboo says …

I would share th with my Grandma and bring some sunshine to her in the nursing home ;0)

Phyllis Bergst says …

I was visiting my son in San Jose last weekend for the 49er game. I was delighted to pick up the first box of satsumas and fresh cracked crab. Yummy, I would gladly share another box with him as it was his first tasting experience. Needless to say I had to leave the box with him.....

Brian says …

My mom

Barbara Williams says …

Ref: 3109 Line 4, word 9 should be prevents, not presents. Thank you for the coorection.

Amanda Anderson says …

What a perfect gift for friends and family!! When i was little my grandma and grandpa always stuffed the grand-kids stockings with oranges and apples and hard candy! I'd love to hand out a healthy beautiful gift like that this Christmas.

Lynda H says …

I would share with my cousin-we are both trying to eat healthier!

Doug Bingenheimer says …

I would share these with my 93 year old aunt and uncle. I bet they've never tasted such sweet morrsels. Love em!

Ellen says …

I would share them with my friend Michelle, who always seems to have a pie, a loaf of bread, or a meal ready for someone who just needs a little extra TLC.

Jennifer Woosley says …

I would share my satsumas with my family. My kids love fruit and I love to give them healthy snacks. I know my whole family would appreciate that!

Suzie says …

I'd share with family, friends and my team at work.

karla says …

I would share them with my sister. She helped me out a lot this past year and this would just be a nice way to say thanks!

JaneWolfson says …

I would share my satsumas with the children at Colfax Elementary School who loved the Healthy Snack Market that my local Whole Foods helped me to run.

Nancy Gardner says …

I would share satsumas with the family next door who have been the best neighbors ever.

Dave Leach says …

I would share the satsumas with my wife's nephews because their Dad gave them clementines every year in their stockings for Christmas.

Mary Stamm says …

I would share them with all the people I work with to help keep them well during the holidays and offer a fresh healthy alternative to lots of holiday foods coming their way..... satsuma in winter a great step towards great health and well being and creating a positive happy footprint

RomanHans says …

Every year I anxiously await satsuma season! Sweet, tart, seedless & easy to peel. Really, they're the perfect snack. I'd share a box with my neighbor, who has 8 kids!

Debbie Maniscalli says …

I would share my satsumas with one of my very good friends, she is down on her luck and it would be a great surprise!!! I would also share with my family!!!

ken roberts says …

I would share them with anyone i want to impress. I had my first satsuma a couple weeks ago. Best orange colored fruit i've ever had.

laura klassen says …

I would share satsumas with my friend Kay, who is having a bit of a hard time in this economy and would love to have more fresh fruit!

DSLY1 says …

I would share my Satsumas with my daughter.

Susan Paul says …

I would share them with families and individuals who are living out of their cars at the Dreams for Change: Safe Parking Program in San Diego, CA. I volunteer there on a weekly basis and fresh fruit would be a nice treat, since they often receive canned goods that aren't often nutrient dense.

Triann Benson says …

Satsumas season signals the start of the Christmas season! For my sister and I it was the favorite item in our Christmas stocking - we gave all the nuts and candy canes to our parents. Now she lives many states away and has difficulty finding Satsumas in her area. What a fantastic and fun surprise for her to receive an entire box! :)

Jason says …

I would share with my wife because we need the vitamin C!

joann melaragno says …

I would share them with my clients. I am an In-Home therapist who travels to meet with my clients, all children, in their homes. What a nice treat for them! Thank you!

Holly says …

I would share them with my second mom / landlady. I would be homeless without her kindness

Kristiana Mallo says …

I would share some delicious satsumas with my brother, whom I haven't seen in a year, because his birthday is on Christmas day!

Sophia says …

I would share them with my kids and their friends who come over for an after school snack. yummy and healthy! :)

Melanie says …

I've never heard of Satsuma oranges, but they sound delicious. I would share them with my friends, family, and coworkers who also have never tried one. Who doesn't love trying something that is seasonal?!

Kassandra says …

With my wonderful fiance who will eat anything I lay before him :-)

Xochitl Scott says …

Yummy, Satsumas make me think of Christmas Eve, when my parents would fill small brown paper bags with candy, peanuts, and a Satsuma for us to enjoy along with our gifts. I would share these with my Mom who is now 77 and eats fruit after every meal daily. I know she would enjoy these as much as my children. And it will bring back memories of her and my Dad giving us these on Christmas Eve.

Cynthia Scott says …

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. I'd share my satsumas with them all because they are so yummy! Family friends and a stranger or two heck if you are close by I'd share my satsumas with you!

Wendy Park says …

If I won the satsuma's I would be so happy to share them with my sister who is undergoing bone cancer radiation and she's on a very restricted cancer diet. The expense of her cancer has really done a number on their finances and this would help to offset some of her food expense. I really crave citrus in the winter too. Much more so than in the summer. Happy,healthy holidays!

Lane says …

My Mom and I wait for the Satsumas to come in every year. I would share my box with my Mom and donate the other to our local food bank or church. Everyone needs to taste this great fruit.

Chie says …

I would share Satsuma with coworkers. Why are these called Satsuma? Satsuma means the old place name of a southern part of Japan. Satsumas are also one of typical winter fruit in Japan. I miss Kotatsu and Mikan!!

Margaret says …

Id share this gift with my dad. He was born in Athens, Greece and fondly remembers the succulently sweet fruit grown in that region of the world. With fruit being a staple in a mediterranean diet; this gift would delight him which would delight me.

Melissa says …

My coworkers and I love to share all sorts of citrus fruits. We all work together in the ICU of an animal hospital. Sometimes our days are full of bad news and taking a few minutes to share a bright orange or satsuma helps us to get through the day. I am fortunate to have such great people beside me each and every day and love to find new ways to show them how very much I appreciate them.

Christopher Bell says …

When I was young I have fond memories of my grandmother preparing and cooking the entire Christmas meal for the family. Everyone would meet at her house, and when we got there, on the kitchen table there would be fresh homemade apple sauce in one bowl, and citrus sitting in a bowl next to it. It was always the perfect snack while she was finishing up her last minute cooking in the oven and on the stove, and now that she is too old to cook, it would be great to give her a box of citrus and say, "Here grandma, the bowl is citrus has now returned, and it's our turn to put it out."

Kimberley Charity says …

I recently got to try my first Satsuma,and I am now 100% hooked! They are like little bursts of sunshine.If I won I would share them with my family & the kids at the daycare where I work.They truly are the best treats ever.

Lexie says …

I would share with my terrific neighbors, Shirley and Ray.

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