What? You ask. I came across these in Trader Joe’s last February and thought I’d try something different. I bought one package of the fig-sized fruit, fell in love, went back for more only to find they were gone for the season. Lately I’ve been scanning the produce section of the local Trader Joe’s and today I was rewarded with my long-lost loves; I came home with 5 packages. If you’re not into a highly tangy and citrusy flavor, then they aren’t for you, but I find them addictive and with my current sugar-free diet, I need something to satisfy my taste-buds. They’re just beautiful too, and highly photogenic, I think. I guess photogenic wouldn’t apply to inanimate objects, but you get the idea.
Others have waxed poetic of mandarinquats, and it’s all true; they are worthy of their aficionados. I want to candy them like Muffin Top has, but wouldn’t that be torture to candy them and then be told that I can never eat sugar again and have them all sitting there in my kitchen staring at me because they could’ve been eaten un-candied? The horror.