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Try this: Seedless mandarin oranges Halos now come in two-packs

Halos’ new two packs of mandarin oranges. Courtesy of Halos.

Halos’ new two packs of mandarin oranges. Courtesy of Halos.

It might sound weird, but one of the foods that most signals Christmastime for me isn't shortbread cookies or candy canes or holiday ham, but a sweet orange fruit. Small, seedless mandarins, most prominently sold by the Halos and Cuties brands, pop up in stores around November and stick around for a few months. Peeling away the thin skin on the tiny fruit and releasing a burst of citrus scent always reminds me of Christmas morning, and the inevitable snacking between present-opening. The small oranges are sold in large bags of a couple dozen, but this year, the Halos brand has released a two-pack. It's 99 cents for two of the small oranges, which make great on-the-go snacks for the day you tire of eating nothing but cookies.

Michelle Stark, Times food editor

Try this: Seedless mandarin oranges Halos now come in two-packs 12/19/16 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:11pm]
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