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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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Tokoza Muimo says …

I would share them with my dad! He absolutely loves anything with an orange skin. We grew up on navel oranges, satsumas, clementines, mandarins, tangerines and the rest of the orange family in our fruit bowl each week. I've been a vegan-vegetarian for almost 1.5 years now but because of him I've always had a love for fruit! All those amazing antioxidants

Lin says …

If chosen, I would send a box of satsumas to my mum. She has always believed in me and championed my every cause and endeavor. Believing everyone deserves a second chance, she has a house full of "adopted" grandchildren. They could all use fresh, healthy food!

Carissa says …

Hello, please enter me in the giveaway! I would share them with my children's teachers as holiday gifts. They do so much for my kids every day and I would love to give them a healthy gift to show my appreciation!

Esme says …

I'd love to send the Satsumas in place of myself to my family this Christmas. I cannot make it home for the holidays for the second year in a row, so I'd love those little orange orbs to be my envoy of glad tidings and love. I'd hope that my parents would share them with their guests at their annual Christmas breakfast and in a small, small way, it would be like me there, but in a more citrusy way. Xx

Lisa says …

My children LOVE "little oranges" (their name for mandarins and satsumas). I'd definitely share them with my girls.

Dee says …

I would share them with my 80-year-old friend who just lost her husband this fall. She is older than I, but this wonderful woman can work circles around me.

Kai says …

I would share them with my son's 2nd grade class for their Holiday party (better than cookies/cupcakes! I'm sure the other parents would rather the kids have a healthy "sweet treat".

emily gordon says …

I would love to share with my immediate and extended family this holiday season!

maria says …

I would share them with my best friend! My mom!

J.Brock says …

I would share them with my 11 year old grand-niece because she loves the Satsumas as much as I do!

Suzette says …

I would share these with my friend's son who is in 4th grade, whom I drive to and from school and watch for a few hours after school. We are trying to get him to make better food choices and he LOVES the Satsumas I purchased at WF on Friday when they were on sale. As a matter of fact, he ate two Satsumas after school today!! I would also share these with my parents who live 3-1/2 hours from me. They cook for us every Thanksgiving and Christmas and love citrus and I really think they would appreciate these.

ROB says …

I would share them with my friends and colleagues at work.

Isaac says …

I'd share some satsumas with my Uncle Lou.

Jessica Rothenberg says …

I would share satsumas with my family - we all love citrus fruits, and they would be a great gift to bring home with me for the holidays. In addition to tasting delicious, they'll also make the kitchen smell great!

Shannon Gallagher says …

I'd share with my mom! She isn't fortunate to live near a Whole Foods and when she comes to visit me we spend hours shopping. It always makes her sad that she can't buy perishable exotic fruits and veggies. She would never be able to find a satsuma in her neck of the woods and would be over the moon to receive a box!

Paul says …

So good ... I'd like to bring them into my office to take the place of the Friday donuts.

Elizabeth says …

We were just introduced to Satsumas at Thanksgiving. My mother-in-laws neighbor has a Satsuma tree that we were able to savor daily. I would share them with my dad, who since as early as I can remember, has loved all kinds of citrus and would love this special treat!

Randi says …

I would share these with my sister. She lives in Idaho and the produce this time of year is shipped from far away, leaving the nutrient content a bit lack-luster. Fresh citrus is a splurge this time of year, and as her and her family fight winter cold and flu season these would help keep them healthy <3

Meredyth says …

I would share them with my co-workers. Our theatre company staff is small, but might, and we are all trying to dodge sickness this season, so we can keep doing what we love!

Sarah says …

My daughter! Last winter I was pregnant and OBSESSED with satsumas - I ate tons every single day. I'm looking forward to letting her try them this winter. She hasn't had any citrus yet!

Sarah says …

I would SO give this to my mom. She loves WF and Satsumas. :)

BEATRICE LEE says …

I would share them with my parents since they love citrus fruits!

Shamailee Harricharan says …

I would very much want to give the satsuma's to a dear friend of mine who is going through a really rough time right now w/her family & the loss of her mom. She herself is not well & neither are her children. Her & her husband are having financial problems & she always positive no matter how she is doing. We became friends this year & met @ our doctors office where we go weekly for treatments. We have become a support for each other & to 2 other friends that we've made. But person in particular needs some sunshine & sweetness to help through this time of year & what she is going through. She thanks me everyday for being the first person to be such a great friend & caring. She has a big heart & soul & I know she will love the satsuma's. I hope I win these for her. Thank-you!!!!

kristi walker says …

I would share with my mom, she loves oranges, grapefruits, and all types of citrus fruits but is limited to only a few types here in southern illinois

Sarah says …

I would share my satsumas with my office. We work at a university and need all the vitamin C we can get to keep healthy!

sydney says …

I would share this with my brother in law and sister and law

Eugenie says …

I would share with my husband. We both love satsumas.

Candace Roeder says …

If I won the Satsumas I would share them with the 350 Placer County senior citizens for whom we serve a hot, nutritionally balanced noontime meal. Satsumas are not only nutritionally plentiful but they are a good food for seniors. They are easy to peel (for those with arthritis and/or visual difficulties), seedless, small in size (perfect for a snack or side dish)and a flavor/food which transports many back to their days on the farm. Although Seniors First's Senior Nutrition Program (Meals on Wheels and 9 Congregate Cafes) serves nutritionally balanced meals, we rarely have access to fresh fruits and/or vegetables but when we do we make sure we get them to our precious senior citizens. Afterall, without them, where would we be today?

Andrea says …

I'd share them with my family in Tennessee. My mother, sister and brother-in-law live there, and my older brother is coming from Florida and my younger brother is coming from California. I'm in Texas and am not able to visit there for Christmas.

Rachel says …

I love sharing mine with my family~ I make this awesome carmel glazed recipe that I enjoy sharing!

Jennifer says …

I would share them with my 3 and 5 year old sons' classes for snack. It would be a great follow up to the fruit filled orange "jack-o-lanterns" I brought for Halloween!

Laura Lee says …

I would like to share them with my son, the college student. He is a Junior a CU Boulder and, unfortunately, eats like the typical college student. Fresh fruit is not a staple in his diet!

Diana says …

I'd love to share some satsumas with my friends Enid & Isaac - we met five years ago in Japan, where giving satsumas is a huge part of the culture. This winter is the first time since then we've all been back in the same city, so it would be a great way to reminisce!

Nicole says …

I would share them with my wonderful friends who have been here to support me during the most difficult period of my life. I am separating from my husband and am living alone for the first time ever. But I want to show my friends how grateful I am for lending an ear and taking care of them. I want to return the favor with a symbol of friendship.

Dana says …

I'd share them with my yoga students!! I've been wanting to do a meditation with them where you become aware of (in this case the satsuma). You become aware of all who were part of its journey to you. During the meditation, the fruit is peeled so that they smell its awesome smell. Then each student is presented with a piece of the fruit to truly enjoy!!

Beatriz says …

I would most definitely share them with my daughter, sister, and niece. My niece used to be allergic to oranges, but now she loves them! My daughter does as well. Our whole family does!

marissa says …

I would share them with our local post office. I live in a small mountain town that gets crazy busy this time of year. We don't thank our postal workers enough and it's a very trying time for USPS right now. They need to stay healthy and positive. Thanks for keeping us healthy WF!!

Danielle says …

I would share them with my cooking class! I teach functional life skills to students with moderate to severe disabilities. We work really hard on identifying food that is healthy and exposing them to as many healthy fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. Some of my students have autism, which frequently causes them to be resistant to trying new kinds of food and can result in health problems. They seem more likely to try recipes that they have had a part in creating, thereby expanding their opportunities to lead healthy lives. It would be great to share one of my favorite fruits with them!

Kerry Larson says …

I would love to share these delicious items with my husband who is my Hero and who is home for the holidays this year as Christmas 2011 he was deployed and it was a very lonely Christmas for both of us..... Soooo this year we are going all out, our home looks like Santa's Grotto and we are looking forward to the holidays with joy and excitement. Thank you for your 28 years of service my Darling, I love you, you are my best friend and my Hero.

Christina says …

I will share with my patients in Dr. Stotsky's office. I like them to enjoy these great tasty fruits.

Theresa says …

I would share some with my son's playgroup and my parents stuck in the cold, cold, cold.

Mary Capps says …

I would love to have a healthy holiday party and share these satsumas with all my friends and family!

Helen says …

I would share them with homeless people that I see while I am out and about. It is always good to share with someone unexpectedly.

Jane says …

First, I would share them with my grandma. She is a wonderful person who loves me. And she loves fresh fruit. For this much fruit, I'd give some to everyone who made me smile this year.

Susan Mantz says …

I'll share some satsuma's with my kids! If I don't eat them all! :)

rob says …

I would send them to my mother-in-law. She just found out she is allergic to tree nuts and hence all her favorite fruits. Citrus is about the only thing she can eat these days!

Suzanne says …

My family has a tradition of sharing several oranges on Christmas evening while watching classic Christmas movies. This always reminds us of our grandparents who loved to tell us about recieving fruits and nuts from Santa! So should I win I would share these with my parent and grandparent in honor of the "old days"

Pj Richa says …

I would share them with Dad! Growing up Dad bought a house just because it had an orange tree in the backyard. As a child, we spent countless days, picking, juicing and even created new recipes together. Later, during tough times, dad had to sell the home. Winning these Satsumas would sure bring back some good memories for us!

Mel says …

I am in law school and while it is the holiday season for the rest of the world, it is exam season here. I would put the box out by the entrance to the library so that students can have a healthy snack while they are prepping for exams.

Amy McG says …

I would share them with my hubby and our sweet girl. They LOVE satsumas. Wish I could convince my sons to join us!

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