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Author Topic: Is there any way of telling the difference between satsumas, clementines and  (Read 3378 times)

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all the other little "orange wannabes" if you've got them in front of you and they aren't labelled?

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In my experience:

Taste...

Satsumas are watery and very sweet
Clementines are watery and very tart/sour
Mandarins are quite intense and manage to blend sweetness and tartness

Peelability...

Satsumas are *really* easy to peel - no squirting
Clementines are relatively easy to peel - a little squirting
Mandarins are a pain to peel - much squirting unless the "pre-roll" technique is employed to loosen skin

Seeds...

Satsumas are seedless
Clementines are mostly seedless
Mandarins are a positive spit-fest

Colours and textures probably vary too, but I can't tell them apart that way.  I'm sure a citrus buyer could though...

So, although they are the most inconvenient and messiest to peel and eat, Mandarins deliver the best taste for my money.


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What with this and your work on the DKPNs I reckon you could be our resident taster.

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What with this and your work on the DKPNs I reckon you could be our resident taster.

I never shirk my duty  ;D

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That's the spirit, ooh, I was forgetting, haggis too.

Hmm, any particular foodstuff you'd like a Q posted about? Chocolate maybe? The intricacies of buttered crumpets?

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Haggis was P-K, wasn't it?

Am tempted to suggest the intricate Norwegian delicacies of rakefisk and lutefisk for Red's next taste adventure....  :P

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Haggis was P-K, wasn't it?

Am tempted to suggest the intricate Norwegian delicacies of rakefisk and lutefisk for Red's next taste adventure....  :P

You have an evil streak siasl... Lutefisk is *not* on my list of happy food... :'(  I think I'd rather eat a salt lick.

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I believe P-K did launch in on the haggis thread, but there's a definite theme emerging with our Red.
P-K's the cook and Red's the taster.

Mmmm, hungry now...

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That's the spirit, ooh, I was forgetting, haggis too.

Hmm, any particular foodstuff you'd like a Q posted about? Chocolate maybe? The intricacies of buttered crumpets?

Hmm... maybe cheese, particularly English and French?  I'm definitely qualified to talk about how cheese tastes!  :P

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My evil streak is liberally tempered by a dose of aquavit to wash the lutefisk & rakefisk flavours away (which you may also view as evil, but I like it).

Anyway, for those that want it, I've obtained a few virtual sample pots of a new Pot Noodle flavour of Rakefisk and Sour Cream, and Lutefisk & Chips - now available in the caf

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What the heck, I'll try a R/SCPN - what have I got to lose?


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The contents of your stomach, most likely :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakefisk#Preparation_method

I do like the wiki phrase: "When people first started eating it, rakfisk was controversial."