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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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Sheen says …

I would put satsumas by my front door. It is to bring good luck for the new year. So anyone who visits may also have that too!

Sara says …

I would share with my boyfriend who is applying for his PhD and getting ready to host his parents from Korea. His mom always serves me fruit whenever I see her, so I'd love for us to share these with her.

Kathleen says …

I would share Satsumas with my friend from China. She has not been in our country very long and I would like to share a Christmas tradition that I remember with her. My stepfather would make a big deal about having oranges at Christmas and I always wondered why. I came to find out that he grew up very poor and to have an orange at Christmas was a treat that they looked forward to every year. This continues to remind me,(after 50 years) how fortunate I am and how much I have to be thankful for each year.

Phoenix says …

I'd share these with my mom, who hasn't had satsumas in winter for a long time.

Bill says …

I would share them with as many persons that the 13 pounds would reach!

Angel says …

I would share these with my daughter. She just graduated from college and was not able to find a job like many young graduates. But she kept her spirits up and decided not to let it steal her joy and took what day jobs she could until finally she was called for a full time position 3 weeks ago. So being the sunshine for others and making others feel good came back to her with her new job. This reminds me of how citrus fruits makes us all feel in the midst of winter time like a breathe of sunshine whenever you eat them! :)

Susan Robenalt says …

I would share these with my 2 dogs. They love Satsumas. Everytime that I start to peel one of these, they are at my feet begging for some. I love this fruit!

Linda Wright says …

I'd share with my sister and brother-in-law who live in Miss. They are crazy about satsumas. They usually drive to New Orleans, LA (where my brother-in-law's family lives) to buy satsumas, but are not able to make the trip this year. I'd also share with my 88 year old day--he loves satsumas, as well as my two grandkids.

Pat O says …

I would like to share satsumas with my work out pals. Here is what they share with me: recipes, restaurant reviews, fitness tips, encouragement and cheer. It's a friendly group that I only see at the gym. They have earned satsumas in their stockings this year.

lulujohnboy says …

On May 27th of this year, a devastating tornado totally raveged our town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. So much destruction. If any one has seen a war zone,they know what I am talking about. I would be honored to share satsumas with the children from the hardest hit areas. I work for the Public Health Dept. here and we are trying to gather toys for these children but some will not get anything. A satsuma would put a big smile on the face of these children who have nothing. Thank you.

Rowena says …

I love sharing satsuma's with my two sons. It's hard to keep them eating healthy but when it comes to satsuma's, we all love them!

Cat says …

there are musicians on the beach/pier who play their hearts away for a coin and recognition..why not something delicious to eat!

Bridgette Work says …

My little boy Jake is my partner in crime when it comes to citrus fruits. He is two years old and can peel his own clementine. Every afternoon when I pick him up from school he sits in the backseat peeling his "little oranges". Such a sweet sight! I would love to be able to share these with him.

Lindsay says …

I would most definitely share these with my 18 month old son!! He absolutely loves these Satsumas!!!

Manuela says …

I would share them with my two daughters ages 1 and 11. They can't get enough of them and we eat at least six per day among the three of us!! So scrumptious and yummy!!

Rhonda says …

Oh, how my family and I love Satsumas! My 3 girls take them to school in their lunch everyday. Their friends are always so excited when they are peeling them. The scent is so sweet when they are being peeled. Their friends eagerly wait for a slice. Sometimes my girls will take 2 in their lunch just so they have some for themselves. I would like share a box with a great friend of mine. She has 5 wonderful children. She is a friend that is always there for you, even with her crazy busy schedule. She is awesome and she would LOVE to recieve such a special gift to share with her family.

Em says …

I would share them with my family! We could probably finish a box in a single day--they are so delicious!

Karen says …

I will share them with my second family at our anual Winter Solstice party... a little sunshine to bring back the sun :-)

Daniel says …

I would share them with my friend Cindy, she is on disability and is having trouble coming up with gifts for people. I tell her she should just worry about herself and her son, but she insists, maybe she could use them to make little gift baskets up for people she insists giving gifts to.

Kay says …

I'd share these with my parents- we all love these in the winter!!

Deana Scott says …

I would love to share these with some very nice people who were our neighbors before we moved to Carmichael. They live on a VERY limited income and cannot afford a luxury of this type. And my box, of course would be shared with my 3 beautiful granddaughters. The first thing they do when they arrive at our house is head to the kitchen to see what's in grammies fruitbowl.

Barb says …

I would give them to the people at the Hospice Facility that took care of my mother before she passed away. They were so kind and compassionate that they deserve something spectacular!!

Nancy Maguire Rambo says …

Hi, I would share my satsumas with my friend Jaime, who is having an operation this coming Monday. She does not have one selfish bone in her body. She is always doing for others, and it seems to be her goal in life to make sure people are happy. I am often the recipient of her generosity. She also loves fruit and good healthy food. I think she and her large family would really enjoy the satsumas. Knowing her though, she would find another person who is more deserving, and she would give them away and that's okay. Nancy Maguire Rambo

Evy Nelson says …

I'd use my satsumas to create a fun recipe to share during our Holiday party. Then we'd distribute the remaining satsumas to our Habitat for Humanity family partners as a tasty take-home treat/ party favor!

Barb says …

I would love to send a box of these to my parents in NJ. We used to take trips to FL every year to visit my grandmother. My dad always had to stop and get a great box of citrus to bring back home. I'm sure he would love it!

Heather says …

As much as I love them, I would share them w/my local food bank as they have a great need for food, but many of those in need could use some healthy FRESH food vs packaged food all the time. Especially in the winter for some Vit. C!

tracy says …

My 3 kids, who can never eat just one.

Jackie Green says …

I would share with my mother who lives in Atlanta, because this is one of her favorite fruits.

kim williams says …

I would share the satsumas with my precious little 8 month old who thinks they are the yummiest things ever!

marie says …

I love oranges!!

Amy Graham says …

I would love to share these with my friend Lynda, so when she comes to our house, she doesn't need to reach over and eat tangerines from my neighbor's tree.

steve liepe says …

everyone can use a little bit of satsumas around the holidays. everyone gets one til the box has one left. it is mine

mary gilligan says …

I would share them with entire family, especially my granddaughter. It's a nutritious, easy to pack and enjoy snack. Sharing with a friend to share with her children would follow.

BarbaraSue Weaver says …

I'd love to share them with my Mom, in NY. She loves them so much she always buys a box. She was the first one to give them to my kids. In fact, she taught my kids how to peel them. Now I have to buy a box for my house! :)

Laura says …

I would share them with my mom. Growing up I refused to eat breakfast, but my mom would always pour me a tall glass of orange juice, with ice. I live 2,300 miles away from her now, so I would love to share some oranges with her from afar!

Melissa George says …

There are so many people that I would want to share with! But I think it would have to be my Mom. She does so much for me and I'm thankful to still have her here with me!

Rhonda Lauer says …

I would love to share satsumas with my son's 92 year old godmother. She is house bound and one of her favorite things in the world are sweet fruits. I bet in all her years she has not had the pleasure of enjoying these, and, it would be such a treat for her.

Ben says …

I'd share them with my coworkers because I work at a small non-profit and everyone deserves a little treat.

Stacey says …

I would share satsumas with my children and my niece and nephew. I love to see them try new foods. I was never introduced to healthy varieties of foods when I was a child. I think that being a Whole Foods investor has been such a great lifestyle benefit. When I see the kids choose healthy foods over traditional junk foods I am so happy. I would love to try satsumas for the first time with them!

jane says …

I would share it with my neighbors and friends. It's a wonderful snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Rozie Brockdorf says …

I would share them with my grandma! She is 84 years old and is such a wonderful person. She helps me take care of my two kids, she runs around and plays with them. I would love to have some satsumas so my children, my grandma and I can all be together and enjoy the wonderful treat!

Leslie Duling says …

I'd share them with my wonderful roommate and all my good friends from graduate school. We're all in the midst of finals and satsumas are an easy snack, and help keep us healthy :)

Kathy says …

I would share them with all my sweet neighbors and family!!

maryann says …

I would share these with my mom and dad when we visit them this holiday!

Cheryl B says …

I would share these with the staff at my daughter's school. The East Harlem school staff are rockstar educators and I'm sure they would love these as much as my family loves them.

A Tho mpson says …

I would share them with my 96-year-old Mom, who has given so much of herself over the years. She is now virtually blind and rarely gets out of the house, but the few times she has been to Whole Foods she has reveled in the sights, sounds, and smells of the wonderfully fresh produce and other foods. She used to buy several boxes of "cuties" every winter and pass them out to us all.

Ezy Siqueiros says …

I would share a box with all my family coming to visit this Christmas Season!!!

diana says …

I would send them to my older brother because he's just getting into juicing and these would add an incredible flavor to his drinks each day!

Laura J. says …

I would share my Satsumas with my daughter, who brings sunshine to my life.

Dorothy says …

My 3 year old is crazy for "clementines", which in our house means any variety of tangerine or mandarin. I have to limit him to 3 or 4 a day during the citrus season or he will overdue it and have regrets later... I would love to share his favorite fruit with his preschool where I am temporarily filling in as kitchen manager. They need more fresh fruit!

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