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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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kimberly rutledge says …

I'd give it to my mom ;)

Dennis P. Vieira says …

This is the time of year for giving and despite my being out of work for the past 15 months we are still trying to uphold our tradition of helping others, my childern , my wife and I try to seek out families to help and put a smile on their face. what better way to do that than with some beautiful Satsumas to share with another family. I would encorage everyone to pick a needy family and bring them some joy this season. everyone goes though a hard time and what a blessing to put a smile on someones face when they are hurting. they will feel the love when they see you care !

JeanneMarie says …

Well, even though it's too late to win the satsumas, I've already won in having the memory of sharing them with my big brother, Jay and his daughter/my niece, Katie. Love them both so very much and I'm grateful for every memory we have together!

Pamela says …

Want to Share with my 82 year old MOM She wants to eat more fruit & veg to feel younger & more full of energy (vim & vigger in her words)!

PDB says …

Just like lots of moms, I'd send them to my child. He's living in a different city with his first (low-paying) job since graduating from college. I saw his fridge over Thanksgiving and know it's pretty bare. He's figuring out how to live on his own and I worry sometimes that he doesn't eat like he should. I know he's lucky to be working, even part-time, and it's something he needs to figure out how to do himself, but i worry anyway. He could throw a couple in his pocket to eat on his way to work or when he needs a healthy snack.

Jule says …

The big holidays are the only time my whole family gets together as my sisters and I are dispersed over three states. We all love to eat healthy, which, believe me, it not the easiest thing to do when your tempted by all the other sweets of the season. I would like to share with my sisters as we come together and celebrate having each other :)

Melody C. says …

I would share satsumas with my family and, providing any left over, with our Sunday school class.

Amanda says …

I would share with my mom.

j.J says …

I'd give them to my best friend. He needs the pick me up effects of fresh oranges, the aroma while peeling and the vitamin C et. al while eating. I gave him some of the box I bought during the Friday special to take to work as a snack.

Debbie Welchert says …

I would love to share them with my grandchildren. What could healthier then fruit for my babies.

Vanessa C. says …

I would share with my baby son :) Because I think this is the time he gets some good vitamin C in him to avoid getting sick.

Gisele says …

Instead of processed sugary treats I would share them with my son's 2nd grade class.

Brenda says …

I would share them with some dear friends who love them as much as I do, which is a LOT! And it's the perfect time of year to consume the in-season citrus fruit with so much vitamin C.

Barry Rice says …

I would love to share them with my dad, who had a heart attack last month and is now making significant changes to his diet. He's always loved oranges and fresh fruit is great for him to eat. Now would be the perfect year to wish him well for the holidays and the new year.

Lindsey says …

I would give them to my mom. She is a cancer survivor and has recently been reading up on the health benefits of raw foods. I think she would love these perfectly delicious little snacks!

CRYSTAL says …

I would share with two people my mother whom lives in a cold climate and has a hard time getting fresh fruit of any kind, and broward outreach center whom provides food and shelter for so many whom have lost their homes.

Harriet S. says …

Citrus in winter is a welcome and healthy treat! Would welcome a box to supplement my diet, and would want the other box to go to a Buddhist Monastery where meditators are surviving on donations. Thanks for offering this vibrant and delicious treat!

Jerri says …

I would share my satsumas with my father who used to be in the fruit and produce business.He is now 88 years old and is directly responsible for turning me into a vegan.He has always had a heart of gold and does a lot for everyone he cares about.Iwould also share with my husband,his sister,our friend Bob who gives us things from his garden as well as his mom and other friends as well as our 2 letter carriers.I would also share with my cousins who had us over for a special gluten free vegan lunch.

Sara Jane Kurpeski says …

I would love to share these with my mother. Growing up her family had lots of children and very little money. Every Christmas morning she would wake up and run to her stocking and dig down to the bottom and grab her favorite present. A big juicy orange. To this day we still make sure she has an orange in her stocking:)

Coleen W says …

Well without saying my husband and dog (he loves them), and my sisters, nieces and nephews. But with the other box (like I do with a lot of fruit - especially when I can get a good price) I will drive by the area close to my house and give them to the homeless and destitute - we just did that with boxes of oatmeal... we got some crazy looks - but I think they enjoyed them.

Susan says …

I would share them with my husband, my children, and my Dad!

Jennifer Moore says …

With my Dad of course, he is always buying and sharing with us, he's so great. I would love to give back a little blessing to him.

Rebecca C. says …

I'd share them with my parents. They are constantly doing things for us and their grandchildren, and it would be nice to give back for all they do for their family.

Stephanie says …

I would share them with my mother-in-law, because last year she dubbed Christmas the "holiday of citrus" and gave us a beautiful basket full of citrus and homemade preserves. I would love this tradition to stick!

Diane says …

I would share them with the children who come for therapy for birth related trauma.

keli says …

I would share these with my beautiful grandchildren, ages 1,4 and 6. I would really love sharing these with the 1 year old, since he is now trying new foods for the first time, and seeing his sweet little face when he experiences a new food for the first time is worth all the gold in the world.

Susan says …

Every Christmas morning, we kids pulled nuts, gum, candy and a few trinkets out of our stockings. But, the prize was the satsuma that my mother had lovely placed in the bottom of the stocking. Being a large family on a budget, we pretty much got to eat these special oranges only on Christmas morning, and what a delicious memory! If I could, I would share them with my dear mother, but since she is no longer with us, I would share them with my sisters!

Jennifer Breaux says …

I would share them with my 8th grade students. We have spent the last two weeks talking about healthy eating, and the unhealthy cafeteria food they eat daily. I look at their trays when I have cafeteria duty and am appalled at the brown drab colors on their plates. Not a fresh fruit or vegetable in sight! They are currently writing an essay on how to improve the cafeteria food to make it healthier and make it taste better. I polled my students and asked them who has been to Whole Foods and in a couple of classes -- zero hands went up. They hadn't even heard of it. It is only 20 minutes away from our school. Many of my students are economically deprived so this doesn't surprise me. I would LOVE to share these Satsumas with my students! They understand that fresh = yummy and healthy! And, they would so appreciate it!

Stacey Tupper says …

I have never tasted Satsumas, but would love to try them! I have a very good friend and co-worker named Patty. She is one of the most caring people I know. She is always sharing things she has made or has been given. So, I would love to win these and share them with my friend Patty! Thanks for giving us both the chance to win these and try them. They sound fantastic!

Jean D. says …

I'd love to share Satsumas with my daughter-in-law, Sarah. She was the one who got me enthused about the Whole Foods movement. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Tabitha says …

Definitely would share with my daughter. She just turned one, and she LOVES satsumas. Also, with my other alternative parenting/whole foods/organic/all natural mother's group and their kiddos :)

Sarah says …

I would share the satsumas with my brothers and we would have a peel-them-in-one-piece contest! Love competing with my brothers!

ALLAN B SPIEGEL says …

I would like to share delicious satsumas with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Salinas,Ca. where they have a Seniors Farmers Market held Wednesday morning. The church is located at 1071 Pajaro Street,Salinas,Ca.

MARJORIE SAUNDERS says …

<strong>Off Topic</strong> UNFORTUNATELY RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER..A LIFE STYLE CHANGE OF EATING WILL BE NECESSARY TO NATURAL/ORGANIC FOODS. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY ALL PRODUCTS ON THE LIST WILL BE ADVANTAGES TO A NEW AND HEALTHY BEGINNING AFTER SURGERY. THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS FOR ALERTING ME TO A BETTER BEGINNING.

Zile says …

Wow....that's a tough one. I have two boys, which makes this a gut-wrenching decision...it's great to share good food with the ones you love. I guess since Johnny lives close to the citrus belt, he would forgive me for choosing his brother. David just moved to Seattle...he is such a foodie like I am and with the rainy Seattle weather he could use some citrus sunshine.

Melissa says …

I would share with the my daughters second grade teacher who is battling breast cancer. She never lets it get her down. She always has a smile on her face and is making such a difference in so many lives. She is hands down the most amazing teacher that I have ever met!

Maureen says …

I would share with my sister and brother who are receiving chemo treatments in Nebraska. It would brighten there day and gvie then an additional health boost.

Patricia says …

I'd share with my husband who has heart disease. They'd give him a healthy boost for the winter. Also, I'd share with our good friend who has been sick often over the past few months.

Liz says …

I would share those satsumas with my neighbor, who always remembers us when she goes shopping and brings us back some random fruits or veggies. She loves citrus fruit as much as we do--she would love a box of satsumas from Whole Foods.

Julie Canelon says …

I would love to share a box with my mother. We used to go out and try new restaurants and menu items that looked different or things we couldn't pronounce! She has since become home bound and we can't get out anymore. I miss that! So I would love to share a box with her since she has never tried them before! Thank you.

Sonia says …

I would share them with my wonderful neighbors who will be returning to Korea at the end of the month. They have blessed us with friendship and many tasty treats, always made with love. My family and I are going to miss them so much!

Kimberly says …

I would share with my brother, in loving memory of our mother, who would fill up the toe of our Christmas stockings with oranges. I miss my mom and winning would be a loving tribute.

says …

@Patty Satsumas are a different citrus than a tangerine. Satsumas are considered sweeter than tangerines but are just as easy to peel if not easier. Thanks for your question.

Ashley Mittag says …

If I win the Satumas, I will share them with the residents of the CBRF nursing facility down the street from my apartment. I have met several of the residents there as I have walked past and have come to greatly enjoy seeing them outside, taking in the day. With the cold weather, my passing visits with them will be few now, but I would love to bring a box of Satusmas to them to enjoy one wintry afternoon.

Linda Oden says …

Satsumas remind me of the holidays spent in Japan! As kids we were allowed to stay up later and snack on fresh satsumas. This would continue through to New Year's! I would share the treat with my family/friends as a taste of Japan.

Patti says …

I would share them with my lovely son and hubby...two of the greatest guys I know (and both lovers of satsumas)!

Melissa says …

I would share them with my sweetie.. he loves citrus fruit as much as I do! :)

Kimberlee says …

My friend has 6 kids &amp; her husband doesn't get many hours at work. I know they would love an abundance of fruit!

Nicole says …

I'd share them with the random college students on campus. They're always looking for free food. Realistically, I'd share them with my brother. He's a busy guy and he needs healthy snacks to keep up his energy while caring for my sick niece.

Judy Powell says …

I would send a box to my friend in Oklahoma City to bring a little bit of Cheer and California to her.

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