Missy, here. The Belle. I had another post ready to go (if you're interested in risotto, be sure to come back next Friday!), but I decided this one can't wait. Because the little fruit I wanted to talk about is at the end of its season (the season typically ends in April).
And you don't want to miss out.
(By the way, I have no relation to the company and get no benefit from talking about it!) :)
I'm talking about Cuties.
I've always heard of these little fruits and thought of them as kids snacks--a gimmick that was probably over-priced. So I bought other types of clementines and tangerines and other small oranges, trying to find something sweet enough for my taste. I did find a fantastic tangerine this winter called Minneola, which was very sweet, and I really enjoyed them.
But on a recent trip to the store, I found large bags of Cuties on sale and decided to give them a try. They were advertised as little (perfect for kids), seedless, easy to peel and sweet. You've probably all seen the TV commercials, haven't you? I think they need to also market them to adults.
When I tried one, I was totally hooked! They're everything they say they are and more. I bought another case of them at the grocery last week and tend to eat them two or three at a time!
Here's a shot of me holding one from the later batch. The later ones were a bit larger but every bit as sweet and easy to peel. With the earlier batch, you could pop a whole one in your mouth. Very small and portable. My daughter loves to take a couple for lunch.
So I've found a new favorite snack--healthy snack! What's your favorite healthy snack?