Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tempt Your Favorite Foodie with Citrus Gifts

Have you got one in your life? You know the type we’re talking about. He or she always knows which restaurants to go to (and which ones NOT to), the must-have kitchen gadgets and luxury food splurges of the hour, and of course, what kind of contraption we’re supposed to be using to make our coffee these days. Yes, we’re talking about…. foodies.

Not that we’re trying to put foodie-ism down! Here at Florida Fruit Shippers, we are 100% on board with having a taste for what is most delicious in life. It’s what motivates us day in and day out: growing, packing, and shipping out the sweetest, juiciest, most luscious citrus fruit for our loyal customers. And like foodies, we take a special joy in discovering and sharing our tasty finds.

So, if you’re buying for a foodie, this holiday season or throughout the year, pull your chair closer. We’ve got your number.

Valencia Oranges: Is someone you know a juicing fiend? If so, this is what you want to order. The classic juicing orange for a reason, these are heavy, sweet, and seedless, and their juice both keeps and freezes well. These are also perfect for that friend who loves to mix up fresh juice-based cocktails for the crowd.

Honeybell Tangelos: These special fruit, little known outside Florida, have a passionate following of dedicated fans. They’re big, seedless, incredibly sweet, and very juicy, with a honeyed flavor that’s not like other citrus—tangeriney, but deeper. Some of us eat several a day in season! Your foodie will feel like you let them in on a secret.

Oranges Three Ways: If your foodie is anything like the ones we know, they love to compare and contrast different flavors, savoring subtle variations in a similar product. Give them the opportunity with “Oranges Three Way,” which features flavorful Sunburst tangerines, classic Navel oranges, and Orlando Tangelos, which are similar to Honeybells.

Robinson Tangerines: These little-known fruits offer an intense depth of flavor and are super sweet and easy to peel. Robinsons are fragile and can’t handle supermarket treatment, so they’re a rare treat…perfect for foodies in the know.

Calendar Club: Want to go all out for your citrus-loving foodie? Our calendar club will wow them with a lush variety of 6 months of fresh-from-the grove citrus. With 2 kinds of tangerines, temples, navels, ruby red grapefruit, honeybells, and juicing Valencias on offer, there’s a lot of sweet variety to choose from here.

Key Lime Bundt Cake: All right, we know your foodie probably likes to bake his or her own luscious treats from scratch…but every once in a while there’s something that’s worth making an exception for, right? Our Key lime bundt cake is that exception. Made with 100% all natural key lime juice, it’s moist, tangy, buttery, and very Floridian. You won’t find this one just anywhere.

Citrus “Accessories” for the Foodie Crowd:

What “goes with” a gift of premium Florida citrus? A beautiful juicer is an obvious choice. We’ve reviewed citrus juicers before, but if you need a quick pick, this is an attractive manual choice, while this electric option looks good and performs well.

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Is your foodie a wizard in the kitchen? This beautiful citrus cookbook should inspire him or her to cook up some delicious gourmet treats with the fruit you’ve sent, like Tangerine Sticky Ribs or Orange-Rosemary Polenta Cake. Maybe you’ll even score an invite.

If your foodie is more of a mixologist instead, then accompany your fruit with this beautiful guide to mixing the perfect drink, which will help them make classic citrus-based cocktails that use oranges, limes, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruit, like the Margarita, the Lemon Drop, the Paloma, and the Classic Daquiri. Bottoms up!

Enjoy spoiling the foodie in your life. If you’re lucky, he or she will spoil you back. We’ve found that knowing and loving foodies can be very rewarding if you enjoy eating (and really, who doesn’t?) Over time, you might just find yourself turning into a foodie too.

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