Walking through the produce section at the grocery store can be a bit daunting when unsure of the tips and tricks for picking out the best quality items. But picking out this Darling® shouldn’t be a hassle--it’s a lot easier than you might think!
Here are our four tips to choosing the perfect clementines for snacking, cooking, or baking:
1. Feel for firmness
Clementines should have a nice “bounce back” to them. It’s okay if they are a little soft or a little firm, as they’ll differ a bit from season to season. They’ll still have the same sweet and juicy flavor when you peel them open and bite in!
2. Sniff away!
A clementine should smell like one, after all! One of our favorite reasons for loving these Darlings® is the citrusy and irresistibly sweet smell that they radiate - we can neither confirm nor deny that we’ve left a peel out a day or two for the fragrance.
3. Pick it up
The weight of a clementine should be proportional to its firmness. Firmness = juice = weight = the perfect Darling Clementine®. It shouldn’t feel too light, but just enough to make sense for its size!
4. Make sure it’s the right brand
At Darling Citrus®, we take pride in sourcing the best tasting and highest quality fruit from around the world. The ability to know and trust the source of your produce is key for making meals that your loved ones will enjoy. When you choose Darling Clementines®, you’re choosing fresh, sweet, and easy-to-peel citrus the whole family will love!