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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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Lee Ann Carter says …

I would share my satsumas with my local Meals on Wheels organization. During the holidays MOW makes special treat bags for their clients ands likes to include fresh fruit. Unfortunately this can only occur if the fruit is donated as their budget doesn't include any seasonal "extras."

Nancy Parker says …

My parents, they are 84 years old and never tried this wonderful fruit since they live in a small town in Pennsylvania. I know a box of satsumas would be a special treat they would treasure for the holidays.

Meghan says …

I'd share with the little one because she'd eat them by the box if I let her!

Clara says …

I absolutely love satsumas!!! They are super delicious. There's nothing better than a natural healthy juicy snack like a satsuma. I would give them to everyone that I love. They are just so, so good.

Randy says …

I would share them with my co-workers. When ever we have good food discovery we always share them with one another.

Huong Nguyen says …

I would share Satsumas with my three years old nephew since he loves citrus.

YK says …

I grew up in Japan as a kid, and LOVED eating these satsuma and other oranges/tangerines in the winter months. I loved them so much that I ate way too much everyday, and my hands turned super yellow/orange! @_@ If I win, I'd love to share this with my family and enjoy sharing/talking about this incident because every time we eat them, someone always brings up that good-old story back and we all get a kick out of it! ;)

Catherine Edwards says …

I would share them with my niece's grandmother who turned 95 but did not have a party.

June D says …

I have never tried Satsumas and would like to try them and share them with my grand children, they love fruit.

alicia says …

My husband loves these and so does my 4 year old granddaughter - I would share with both of them!

veronica says …

I'd share with my co-workers. During the holidays baked goods and sweets are the daily norm at the office. Satsumas would be the perfect sweet and Healthy way to enjoy snacking during the day without feeling too guilty about the rest.

Kathy says …

Satsumas and Good Wishes for my amazing seniors at the Silver Spring YMCA. I have 20+ seniors who commit M/W/F mornings to fitness in my exercise class. We dance, sing, play ball at "recess" (you are never too old for recess!), focus on relaxation and have fun all along the way. This group is welcoming to the "new kids" and supportive of each other through life's whatevers. Satsumas for Seniors! Woo hoo! Happy holidays, Whole Foods Market!

Juanita says …

I'd share them with the neighborhood kids who should eat more fruit and vegetables and less fast food.

Helen Mwaluko says …

I would share it with my brother. He's autistic and enjoys so many things and has the funniest observations. I thank god for him everyday.

jan H says …

My family has always taken a box of these when we go to our very old friends and neigbors for Thanksgiving. Our families have been friends since our children were very little. We lived in new York then and they still do. Now there are grandchildren. The box of satsumas used to disappear throughout the course of the day.

Erica Gross says …

My sister!! She is going through a rough patch and I know that these would put a smile on her face! Thanks!!

Jane Harvey says …

My Satsuma Haiku: Hello Satsuma I love your juicy sweetness, even better, shared. I would share them with my wonderful crazy students!

Ken Swiecicki says …

Satsumas are delicioso! Would love to share them with Midshipman Jacqueline Chimiak at the United States Naval Academy who we are sponsors for.

David Wallen says …

Britney Spears.

luanne washburn says …

I will share with my children and friends during the holidays to keep them healthy during the holidays.

F.T. Wilson says …

I'm so torn on who I would share them with. I want to send them to my mama in Oklahoma so she'll eat SOMETHING healthy; but I also would like to share them with my local weight watchers group, since I WON'T be taking them my 'regular holiday goodies'! A healthy treat that EVERYONE loves would be a great thing to have for our meeting just before Christmas. Other places have 'holiday parties' and that could be ours for the WW meeting.

Sam Wilkins says …

I would love, love, love to win a box for sharing!!

Rainy says …

I would share with my church and with my family, that I also work with. :) Oh and a few for my daughter because she loves oranges!!!!

Elizabeth e k says …

I would share them with a friend who has health issues that really limit his diet. These would be perfect - plus, he loves fruit!!

Holly Marie says …

I would share them with my "little" brother, who has loved satsumas -- and all oranges -- for as long as I can remember.

Cheryl Chan says …

I would like to share the satsumas with my sweet daughter and husband. It is her first Christmas and our first as a family!

SF2OAK says …

I would share these gems with my relatives back east who don't get as much sunshine and satsuma sunshine as we lucky Oaklanders.

Elyse Sheppard says …

I would share them with a dear friend. We are gluten free and she always thinks of us when she goes out of town. She likes to swing by various heath food stores, especially every whole foods she passes by in every state she visits. Thank you

autumn kosma says …

:) I love them they are the perfect pocket snack.... <3

caitlin spilker says …

i would love to recieve some satsuma oranges so i could share them with my grandmother. she always brightens my life and i would love to brighten hers too by sending her some bright delecious oranges.!

SANDRA says …

I'd share them with my mom, who's 84 and in awesome health, and is coming to visit me for the holidays and she loooves satsumas! She's flying here on her own (5 hr. flight) and she'd be so happy if I surprised her at the airport with the satsumas!

Cherie Davidson says …

It would be wonderful to share them with my mother, who lives up north, and whom I won't be able to spend Christmas with this year, like we usually do. It would be a great way to share with her!

Stacy McAllister says …

I would share these with my mom, who I don't get to see that much since she lives in Ohio. However she will be joining us in NC this year for Christmas. Can't wait to greet her, hopefully with these yummy treats!

Howell says …

I would share them with my family.

Kris says …

Oooh my kids and I love clementines, and we have never had this variety of orange! Would love to try them for us and the holiday crowd, I am sure they would go quick. Grandma would get a delivery too!

Kathy says …

I am a citrus kinda gal! My favorite color is orange and my favorite scent is 'satsuma' from 'the body shop'. Considering satsuma is my signature scent, it makes my husband think of me every time he smells It in the shower, car, or mall. I would love to win a box and give it to him so he can have a 'scent' of me when he goes to work everyday. PLUS, it's a lot healthier than drinking OJ (or any juice) our of a box.

Maria says …

Oh we love satsumas and all kinds of fruit in our family (there's always at least one fresh fruit in the kids' lunch boxes every day). Great Grandma in Seattle isn't easy to find Christmas gifts for and she gets her fair share of wooly socks and cosy blankets. Last year she got a box of pears as a gift and raved about it. I'm sure she'd be equally thrilled about Satsumas! :)

Theresa Sederholt says …

Would like to give to Mom and Mike so happy they found each other so late in life, just shows there is always hope.

Whitney says …

I would share with my 17 month old nephew because he reminds me that you're never too old to play with your food.

Judy says …

I would share them with my co-workers. They are far better than the normal snacks we have around the office and the Vitamin C will help keep everyone healthy!

Maureen says …

I would love some of these and to also share with my parenst and my siblings and their families.

Katie Walker says …

I never had satsumas, so I'd love to try and share with others who haven't either.

Ashley says …

I would share these with my two sweet toddlers who have been passing a terrible cold back and forth for weeks! They need the vitamin c! ;)

Alexis says …

I would love to share these with my Mom! They look so good and remind me of the oranges she (oops, I mean Santa) would put at the bottom of our Christmas stockings each year. :-)

Vi says …

I would love to share with my children the wonderful taste of Satsumas because they are so delicious and satisfying. Vitamin C is a great preventive for cold and flu season.

Donna Taber says …

I would love to try them myself but they would also be a welcome gift to my 84 year old parents who live in upstate NY where things are usually white this time of year.

Alex Weisbrod says …

Last year during Satsuma season I bought three twenty-pound boxes of Satsumas! I sent them back home to my immediate family, who all loved them. This year, its simple-I would share them with my fellow co-workers at Whole Foods Market CHN!

Bobbi Klein says …

I would share them with my sister's elementary school class because the children need to learn about healthy nutrition and many do not eat fresh fruit due to current cash constraints.

Justine says …

I would love to share these with my mom who doesn't have access to fruit like this where she lives. She also loves oranges, so introducing these to her would be a great gift.

erika says …

I would share them with my mother. She lives in Georgia and I live in Northern Kentucky. I have not been able to spend a Christmas with her in about 5 years since she moved down there. Every year including this one something always comes up. It would be wonderful to send her a sweet surprise this Christmas.

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