Thursday, December 18, 2008

Review: This box of Mandarins

As mentioned in a previous post I am a huge mandarin fan, which is why I feel competent in making this review. These mandarins had a lot going for them up front. They come from Japan, apparently the original source of mandarins, boasting "100 years of quality." I noted with delight upon opening the box that these mandarins were wrapped in the red paper I remember always seeing as a child. These were not some knock-offs jostling about unwrapped in the box. They also peeled easily, which is a fairly important quality in a mandarin. However, the taste was just not very sweet. I thought at first it was because I had a cold, but I am feeling better and the taste is not. They are now showing signs of overripeness, even though I have eaten only half of the box (with Emmy's help). On a more ominous note, the box is beginning to smell faintly of wart medicine, which is surely a sign of decay on the lower levels. This box may have to go, and soon.

Apparently my Photo Booth takes the pictures in reverse...

3 comments:

John Z said...

You absolutely need to go with clementines, but only the Spanish ones.

Mother In Law said...

April are you OK?

Isiik said...

Aren't I ever?