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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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rebecca says …

My 2-year-old twins can peel these themselves and will easily eat 2 or 3 at a time if I let them.

Cyndi says …

I would share with my friends at Swallowtail school. They have become my community as we raise our children together and support one another. We love easy to peel oranges for little hands!

dawn cappello says …

I would give the box to my dear friend. She suffered a heart attack shortly after losing her daughter. I went to see her in the hospital this week and brought an orange. She was so grateful for a simple piece of fruit. It brought up her blood sugar and made her smile. While I would LOVE to win this box for her--I will be getting her some anyway as that smile was priceless as is her friendship.

crystal h. says …

I would like to share with my husband of 4 years. He is wonderful to me.

Pat says …

I would share the Satsumas with my students.

Deborah Schroth says …

My office is co-located with the non-profit Kids First of Florida, the foster care provider for Clay County. I would share my satsumas with their staff, who go above and beyond to assist the children in foster care with whom they deal. They are so busy getting the kids the gifts they want for Christmas - even getting a gecko for one child - that I think they deserve a bright citrus treat.

Linda W says …

I would share the satsumas with my whole family during our get-together. Everyone loves these sweet little fruits. It's a good palate cleanser between the meal and dessert!

Kelly Furlong-Rezac says …

would love to try these! winter citrus is nice change :)

Michele says …

I would share my Satsumas with the one I love. Charlie and I share and enjoy everything in life. We love each other so deeply that each experience or gift between us is truly magical.

Dolly says …

I would share the satsumas with my friend Diane who is going thru a difficult time. She is being forced out ofher job because of her age.I overhear coworkers in the their lae 20s and 30s. Surely this will come back to haunt them when they get that old. Where is the respect for our elders?

Gaye McGill says …

I'd share them with my daughter and granddaughters.

Lyty says …

I'd share them with my mom because she loves satsumas and always buys them.

kimberly says …

i would like to share them with my office...i would use them to make a savory sauce for a cake and garnish the cake with them. mmmm.

Jodi Warn says …

I would share a box with the students in my class. The snack they save from their free/reduced price lunch program contains ingredients I wouldn't serve myself, yet it is what they are given to eat. A satsuma treat would open eyes and tastebuds to a world of juicy wonder. Thanks.

Kari says …

We're having family from all over the country visiting for the holidays and I'd love to share Satsumas on Christmas morning!

Jay says …

I'd share with my friend Anna. We've been going healthy together since our daughters were born 13 years ago!

Jean says …

I would share my box with my daughters and granddaughter - we are love them. I would also share them with the International students that we host (6, this year) so they could enjoy a sweet taste, good health, and a great snack while studying for their finals. And I don't want to forget the traditional 'orange' in the bottom of the Christmas stocking, Oh, and some for Santa, too. As you can see, I need a whole box of these wonderful treasures so that I don't forget anyone else.

Nicole says …

I would share a box with my personal trainer and his other clients! Just as sweet but a lot better for us than all the cookies and sweets we are inundated with throughout the holidays!

jack reding says …

I think I'll share my Satsumas with family and friends at Christmastime, because everyone has been very good this year and we all deserve this end-of-year bounty of sweet sunshine.

Brenda says …

I would share them with my cubicle mate, Ali. We are in an interior office and with our complete lack if sunshine, it is a wonder that we don't have scurvy already. Please bring some citrus into our fluorescent lighted little world :)

Mari says …

I would share them with a dear friend who has had a very difficult year and a very difficult life. This year, she lost her job after missing several months' work when her kidneys shut down. She was on dialysis for several months and is only now on the road to recovery, minus any prospect for future employment due both to her illness and her age. She is the kind of person who gave the shirt off her back when she herself had very little, though she has worked very hard her entire life. She is ashamed to be on food stamps for the first time in her life, and need I say how little quality food, much less treats like satsumas, she can afford with those? I know how much the gift of satsumas would mean to her, but she would be humiliated to know why they were given, so they would have to be sent as a 'prize won'. In this way, they would also provide her with the dignity of being able to have something in hand to give to her grandchildren when they visit her over the Christmas holidays. She has expressed how painful it is not to have anything to give for the first time. Of course I will help her, but a box of Satsumas in a drawing! Such good luck for the new year after such a bad one.

Lily Kwan says …

I would like to share satsumas with my friend because he loves to try new things.

SJ says …

I would share them with my daughter. She is vegetarian and loves all fruits and vegetables. We've never had satsumas and they would be a real treat for her.

gloria says …

I left out a word or two earlier. Any thirsty or hungry person or animal would benifit from a satsuma if they were mine to give.

gloria says …

Any thirsty or hungry animal would benefit from satsumas providing they were mine to share.

else von schopp says …

I would share with Mateo, 5 yrs. old, I love him

Beth C says …

I love all the wonderful fruit I find at Whole Foods. I love those boxes of Moroccan and Spanish clementines when their season greets me at the door, and I know these satsumas would be a new favorite. I'd share these with friends and family, and a box would be the perfect holiday gift for friends in the colder states (I know a particular family for whom citrus in particular is hard to get. A surprise box of satsumas would be a perfect, welcome gift).

kathy marrocco says …

I would share them with my mom because she is always bring tangerines to my kids.

Sarah says …

I would love to be able to share these with my boyfriend and our families :) He is going into the Coast Guard and noone deserves better good wishes than someone going into the service to protect our freedoms :)

Claudia says …

I would love to share this with my mother and my niece they both share the same name and my niece is actually a mini version of my mom. I am trying to get them both to eat healthier its funny how my niece will try new things if she see's my mom doing so and my mom will try healthy things just so that my niece will see her do it and try it. WIth the weather getting cooler and them both coming down with sniffles every so often these oranges will be a great sweet, and healthy treat for them both.

Tiffany Glenn says …

I would share the sweet and delicious satsuma treat with my children and wonderful group of women I work with at my office. Everyone deserves to experience this wonderful fruit.

Miriam says …

I brought some satsumas this past Friday for my husband and I to enjoy and they barely made it through the weekend, we ate them so fast. Who would I buy satsumas for? Everyone! They're sweet. super portable and healthy.

Karmen says …

I'd share these with my boyfriend who introduced me to my first satsuma just last week!

Tracie Poche says …

I would share mine with my 3 year old daughter Janie! She absolutely loves them!!

Stephanie Goldberg says …

I would share these with my family up in Michigan. They have to put up with so much snow and cold weather, that I'm sure a bit of citrus sunshine would brighten their holidays!

Ginny says …

I would share them with my niece and nephew so they can grow up strong and healthy!

Tamra says …

Would love to share these with my niece. She loves oranges, and I bet she would really love these!

The Frugal Hostess says …

I think that the old saying about an apple a day was really supposed to be about an orange! I would share mine with my Grandma Jane, who turns 93 tomorrow and is the person I want to be when I grow up.

Jan Utterback says …

My sister would so love to give this to her grandaughters.She will be visiting Rhinebeck, New York for Christmas. They would go nuts! Happy Holidays. Jan P.S. I am so happy that she will be with her family during the holidays!

Rose Kopf says …

I would love to eat Satsumas and share with my kids when they come home for the holidays! Hope I win!

Jackie Hodge says …

I would share them with my aunt who loves fruit so much that she'd pick fruit over chocolate!

Erica Bohn says …

I would share them with my mother. She was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and begins chemotherapy tomorrow. There are a limited amount of foods that she really still enjoys, but fruit happens to be one. Beautiful, fresh food takes on a whole new meaning when it embodies nutrients to help a body take on a huge fight!

Elena says …

I would give the box to my friend who is moving out of state so she could have some instant color and flavor in her new home. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bruce MacGibbon says …

This is the first time my wife and I are not home for Christmas. We are from Gresham, Oregon and it is our granddaughters 1st Christmas and We would love to send the family a huge box of Satsuma Oranges as our daughter is hosting Christmas this year and her house will be full of Aunts ansd Uncles and her own 2 young children. The Mandarine Oranges we purchased from the Whole Foods were the best we have ever eaten and would love and cherish a large box of Mandarin Oranges.

amy felando says …

I would share them with my mother. I know that sounds cliche, but she truly deserves to have something sweet in her life. She has been acting as my life coach while I have been undergoing many stressful situations while away at college (over 3000 miles away from home). I have been unhappy here and many people have let me down. Currently, she's helping me get through a horrible broken heart. She's stressed the desire to come and be with me during this time, but the flights are too expensive. I want to give her these satsumas to show her that I appreciate her for how much she has stood by my side and made me the person I am today. Also, she's been by my side during many difficult life changes/situations and I want her to know that she's really helping me get through it all. I love my mom.

Tiffany Brooks says …

Ironically, the person I would share with lives in a city named Satsuma! We became friends when attending massage school together. We've shared a lot and are committed to taking better care of ourselves which includes a healthier lifestyle. We recently finished school and passed our national licensing exams, but haven't been able to get together to celebrate. This person is one of the most unselfish people I know and what better gift for a friend dedicated to a healthier lifestyle?

Joyce says …

I'd share them with my cycling buds, but specifically with the guy who organizes most of our rides! They'd be a great mid and post ride snack!

Shannon says …

I used to be able to get these from whole foods when I lived in Charleston, but we don't have one in Columbia, SC (yet!). They helped me get through a nasty cold when I lived there when I devoured a whole box by myself... I would share these with my grandmother who just got out of the hospital and has chosen a lifestyle of eating healthier and quitting smoking!

Grace says …

I would love to share a box of satsumas with my mother. She is very dear to me, and like myself, looks a good citrus fruit. And I'm sure she would come up with a wonderful way to use them in a fun recipe to share with the family.

Lewis F says …

I would like to share a box of Satsumas with my friends in Boston who moved from the South. They could use some extra sunshine :-)

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