3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Cocktail Fruit Season!

Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
kaplods's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,381

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default Cocktail Fruit Season!

I discovered cocktail fruit a couple years ago. Except for the color, they look like a normal grapefruit, and are sometimes called cocktail grapefruit, but they're a cross between a pomello and a mandarin. The skin color can range from normal grapefruit yellow to a deep kelly green (and the skin color has nothing to do with ripeness. They're ready to eat, no matter what color the skin is. I like the deep green ones, just because they're so pretty).

They do have a lot of seeds, but the flavor is so yummy. Sort of like lemonade with just a hint of orange or tangerine. It doesn't have any of the bitterness of grapefruit.

I've noticed that they're starting to show up in more grocery stores, but locally they're usually cheapest and most available in asian markets.

And best of all, they're only about 120 calories for a very large fruit.

You can cut them in half and eat them with a spoon like a grapefruit (but they don't need sugar) but I eat them like an orange, seperating each section. I sometimes peel the membrane off of each section, because it can be a bit tough, but usually I just pop the whole section in my mouth.

The season is November through February.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cocktail grapefruit.jpg (29.9 KB, 1 views)
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Hill Country
Posts: 2,579

S/C/G: 218/175/155

Height: 5'6"


I've never seen one. They look and sound great. I'll keep an eye out. I love trying new fruit!
Time to lose the baby weight!
zenor77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
Pretty harmless really...
evilwomaniamshe's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Location, location!
Posts: 1,136

S/C/G: Maintaining 142-148

Height: 5 ft 8.5" athlete who can give a punch & certainly take one too! :)


I enjoy them too Kap!
I'm hanging on TIGHT cruising down the maintenance highway, and hoping not to de-rail!
MAINTAINER with 8 years + 1 months experience under my belt!
aka ~ Wendalyn
*Diets make you look good in clothes, but exercise & weightlifting make you look good naked! ~true dat!
evilwomaniamshe is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
do you put some healthy foods off limits? ubergirl 100 lb. Club 37 08-04-2012 03:07 PM
Too lazy to chew or eat carefully? kaplods General chatter 20 01-06-2010 02:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2