These little mandarins make one feel like the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. The peel comes off easily and then you pop the whole mandarin in your mouth. Most of them don’t even have seeds* to deal with. Very nice!
*when eating an orange or a mandarin outside of the USA (in say, South Africa or Great Britain), say pips and not seeds. Just for fun I looked up ‘pip’ on dictionary.com and found another meaning for it. Check out the explanation for ‘last night’s party was a pip’ !
1. a small seed, especially of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.
2. Also called pipperoo. Informal . Someone or something wonderful: Last night’s party was a pip.
Origin: 1590–1600; 1910–15 for def. 2; short for pippin