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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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Lora Horn says …

I would love to share satsumas with my husband and kids. To us,being from California, satsumas were one of the main joys of Winter. Neighbors would give them, or we'd rejoice when they showed up at Whole Foods. Now, in northern Indiana, we have no Whole Foods, and satsumas are unheard of. Last year, I drove to Detroit to get some from the Whole Foods there, and you'd think they were rare candy, everyone was so excited. I love seeing that memory come a live in their smiles.

Kim Adams says …

I would love to give this to my mom for her birthday on Xmas day! It's special like her and we love satsumas oranges! Thank u so much!

Jody W says …

I would share them with my aunt because she loves fresh fruits and vegetables.

shari says …

I would share them with all of my family, including my mom who lives very close. We all like citrus, and it's great during this upcoming winter season to add a little citrus!

Charlotte says …

I would share the satsumas with my knitting group, they can't get enough of them.

Rachel R. says …

I would share these with my family and friends - perfect snacks for the holidays :)

David says …

I would love to share a box of satsumas with my sister and brother-in-law and their 4 wonderful children to wish them a happy and healthy holiday season.

Sarah Garvey says …

I would like to gift the satsumas to my roommates for Christmas. They're so generously to me all the time, and I'd like to give back in some way. And satsumas are delicious and healthy, so this seems like the perfect way to do so.

Tiffany says …

I would love love love to share these with my good friend and her family that moved to New York :) My family love Satsumas!!!!

Elyssa says …

I would share satsumas with my friend Nikki Joseph. She has the kindest heart and is always there for her friends and family. Right now she is stressed and overwhelmed with studying for law school exams. A bright, juicy, sweet satsuma can help in a little way to cheer her up and keep her going!

Debbie says …

Sharing with my parents in Ohio, to send a little sunshine their way. I am blessed to live in sunny California but know how blistery cold those Midwest winters can be. Satsumas are like little balls of sunshine!

Kim Bouldin says …

I would share them with the kids team at my church. They could learn a lesson, have a tasty treat, and have fun! (there are 4 kids age groups at my church)

Chris says …

I would share with my 16-month old who just discovered them -- and likes them!

Kristen M. says …

I'd love to share with my parents. They live in a cold climate and would be cheered by the gift of bright, fresh satsumas.

Lisa Ruth says …

I will share with my mother-in-law! Oranges for Christmas is a tradition she grew up with and she loves them.

Karen says …

I would share them with my neighbors as a sweet treat this holiday season. Perfect fresh food to balance all the heavier eating!

Kimberly O. says …

I would love to share these with my 81 year old widowed neighbor :) Yum, Yum!

Sarah says …

This Christmas is my first Christmas away from Paris and in the new home in London that I share with my boyfriend. We are reuniting both our families in our small flat- mine from Paris, and his coming all the way from Guatemala and Vienna. I would share the satsumas with them for a friendly dessert, simple and healthy, to thank them for coming all this way.

Cindy Perazzo says …

I would love to share a box with my Brother, Chuck, who lives in Montana. Sharing citrus is a family tradition anyway but since he lives so far away he is often left out to the mix.

Maximilian Gonzalez says …

I would like to give this box of delicious satsumas to my mother for Christmas and her birthday (the 30th). Citrus is a gift I always try and give her because I know she loves it so much, usually in candle form, but feel this interesting new gift will really surprise her in a way I'd love to see. It also took me back to see that they were a variety of mandarin oranges, a memory I hold super close to my heart because I remember from my youth my mom and I eating cans and cans of mandarin oranges while we watched TV. Overall, I would be ecstatic to have such a great gift for my mother, especially in these hard financial times I have encountered being a full time college student who has been looking for jobs for my Coop (I do the five year program at Northeastern). PS. I LOVE WHOLE FOODS, typically the one in Allston, MA and right near Northeastern in Boston.

Cheryl says …

I love these little oranges. I bought 10 lbs when they were on sale the other day and left them around my office for my coworkers to enjoy. Now they are asking me for more! I would love put a couple more bowls out for them for Christmas.

Donna says …

I would share them with everyone who walks in the door - thanks!

Vicky Ivy says …

I would love some of these for my grandchildren. They would love the small fruit.

Lorie says …

I'd share with my parents. They love this fruit and always bring some when they visit me.

Claire V says …

I would love to share it with the girls at work. I always tell them about the good sales at Wholefoods and when I told them about Satmusas, they did not know what it was. I had to educate them about it and they all would love to try it. Thanks in advance.

Cody Stein says …

I would share these with my parents. They have tried to teach me to eat my fruits and vegetables. They always buy these sweet treats when in season. I would love to surprise them with the Satsumas.

Sheli says …

Since I was a small girl, I always found a satsuma or two in my Christmas stocking. I always believed Santa brought them from the North Pole of course! As a young lady, I learned that my Grandmother started this tradition for good wishes and good luck in the new year. I always loved this idea. I now have a five year old daughter. And I would share satsumas with my daughter and family....to keep my dear Grandmother's tradition going and to honor her memory.

Tracy says …

My boys love these! I would share these with my son's kindergarten class, since he has food allergies and does not always get a chance to share in the class snack that is provided.

Patty Clark says …

I would share them with my best friend Barb. We started shopping together at the Palatine store and then moved on to shop at the Schaumburg store every week. The great guys in produce turned us into loving these little oranges! Barb retired to Oregon so we don't shop together in the same location, but we do "cell" shop on the weekends! She travels to Portland for her little gems now! I miss our weekly outings at Whole Foods! And satsumas make me smile to think of how grocery shopping was an event to look forward to every week!

Priscilla C. says …

I would share with my co-workers.Everyone cannot be rewarded on the same level for a job well done throughtout the year. But a gift of Satsumas at Christmas time would make it a even reward in my opinion. The Satsumas taste soooooo gooooood and they smell sooooo gooood and they should always be shared because they do bring joy while they are being eaten!!

Pat says …

I would share them with my daughter, Edith...we often split large bags of fruit.

Lea says …

I will share these with my Secret Santa Gift Recipient. I think that I would be vited BEST SECRET SANTA in the office if I were to win these. :)

Kim Stubbs says …

I would share them with my friend Cathy who just found out she has ovarian cancer and I want to give her healthy food for strength and fighting the evil battle that is ahead of her with chemo. They say that fruit & veggies are the best to eat to fight this ugly disease so I'm on my way to shop at WF!!!

Rose Tseng says …

I would like share wi

Fiona says …

I would share with the mailman, the garbage truck men, the Newspaper delivery man, and any workers who labor all year round with such good humor and dedication.

Robbie says …

I would love to share this with my daughter and her husband, who lead incredibly busy and stressful lives. They need their vitamin C!

Krista Hughes says …

I would love to share satsumas with my family in North Carolina. They love fruit and I don't believe they have tried this incredible satsuma.

Deb says …

I would share them with my father, who has been diagnosed as diabetic and is trying to try out new and different healthy snacks. These would be fabulous to try for the holiday season as something new.

Nathan says …

It would be the healthiest gift I could give!

Karen says …

I would share with my friend Nancy, in Missouri. She's going through a really hard time, and has very limited funds for fresh fruit. This would really brighten her day!

Martha says …

I would share them with my dear neighbors Mariann and Tom over a game of Scrabble (hoping to come up with S-A-T-S-U-M-A on the board, of course).

Courtney says …

We would take them to my kids Friday enrichment class. It's full of geeky kids who would love them for the Doctor Who: Christmas Invasion reference (2005): Doctor: Not bad for a man in his jim-jams, very Arthur Dent- now, there was a nice man. [Reaching into pocket] Now what have I got in here? [pulls out a satsuma] A satsuma. Oh, that friend of your mother's, he does like his snacks, doesn't he? But doesn't that just sum up Christmas? You go through all those presents and right at the end, there's always one stupid old satsuma! Who wants a satsuma? Oh, and the 42 gifts from the kitchen... Hilarious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference. You have some sly geeks working for you.

Kristin Johnson says …

I'd love to win a box of Satsuma oranges to share with my kids and my folks - we absolutely love them!

nik says …

I'd share with my Dad, A Sicilian American who loves citrus at this time of year and is also diabetic so sweet Satsumas are a perfect sugar-free treat! Thanks!

Shimei Zielazinski says …

I want to share this box with all Yogis at Mountain View Bikram Yoga Studio. I have never seen a group of people (all different shape, size, ethnicity, age) so dedicated to what they believe will improve their health and well-beings. In addition to water and coconut drinks, the nutrients from Satsumas will refresh and rejuvenate all sweat drenched Yogis.

Ana says …

I would spread the holiday cheer and share them with everyone. :)

Karla says …

When I was a little girl we would always have a children's Christmas program at our church. Afterwards we would go downstairs for a treat and they would hand us brown bags full of candy and nuts - and my favorite - the little mandarin oranges. Now - I teach a fifth grade Sunday School class at my church and would love to treat them to Satsumas for Christmas and start a new memory for them!

Shirley Welch says …

I would share with my boyfriend, Michael, who introduced me to satsumas several years ago. Now I make sure I find some for us both to enjoy.

Linda Bator says …

I would share with my best friend of 27 years, Holly. She's always been there when I needed her, and she is the one person I always count on and share all with. Sharing Satsumas would be no different than anything else!

Esther says …

I would share with my Grandson! Just watching him eat this delicious fruit, with the juice running down his fingers and him licking it up afterwards, just lets me taste the fruit a second time with my eyes. He inspires me to eat what is healthy and simply prepared - delicious!

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