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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    They're called "easy peelers" because they are whatever the supermarket can get cheap at any given time and you know that ignorant people wouldn't buy "tangerines" because they only buy satsumas even though they can't tell them apart.
    Kind of like two-by-fours being called SPF, or spruce / pine / fir, or basically who knows...we chopped it down and sent it through the mill.

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  • Fussbudget
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    Is this the right thread to continue my longstanding lobbying for Dundee United to adopt the Salsoul Orchestra's version of Tangerine as their walk-out music? Wooo

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  • Sporting
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    • Mandarins are a type of orange and the overarching category that Tangerines, Clementines, and Satsumas fall into. They are generally smaller and sweeter than oranges, a little flatter in shape, and they and have a thinner, looser skin that makes them easier to peel.
    • Tangerines are a specific type of mandarin orange. They are a bright orange color, slightly tougher skins, and their flavor is a little less sweet and a bit more tart.
    • Clementines are the smallest type of mandarin orange. They are super sweet, seedless, and have red-orange skins that are smooth and shiny. The mandarins you see in grocery stores called Cuties and Sweeties are Clementines. They are easier to peel than tangerines, but not as easy to peel as Satsumas.
    • Satsuma Mandarins are a specific type of mandarin orange, originating in Japan more than 700 years ago. They are a lighter orange, sweet, juicy, and seedless. They are also the easiest variety to peel.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    They're called "easy peelers" because they are whatever the supermarket can get cheap at any given time and you know that ignorant people wouldn't buy "tangerines" because they only buy satsumas even though they can't tell them apart.

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  • TonTon
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    There you go, see? I would rather call them all "satsumas", but I'd get told off.

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  • S. aureus
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    tangerine?

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  • TonTon
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    Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post
    GOD I HATE THAT PHRASE SO MUCH JUST SAY CLEMENTINE OR MANDARIN FFS
    Sorry.

    I've no idea if it's a clementine or a satsuma or a mandarin. Or if there are others it might be as well.

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  • WOM
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    Be the model, they said. You'll save money, they said.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post

    I don't think it's very fair to throw one of WOM's earlier and less-successful advertising campaigns back in his face.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post
    GOD I HATE THAT PHRASE SO MUCH JUST SAY CLEMENTINE OR MANDARIN FFS
    What if we made it more commercially accessible? Like EZ P'lers or something, with a little heart in the logo or a cartoon bunny?

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  • Capybara
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    I used to get badgered by this lot when I was working:

    http://www.ezee-peel.co.uk/

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  • Fussbudget
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    GOD I HATE THAT PHRASE SO MUCH JUST SAY CLEMENTINE OR MANDARIN FFS

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  • TonTon
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    Easy peelers aren't oranges, though.

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  • Sporting
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    If an orange is easy to peel then this is what I do. If there's resistance, I kind of gnaw the fruit away from the peel, which is oddly satisfying.

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  • TonTon
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    That is why I buy them, mind.

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  • Fussbudget
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    Originally posted by Balderdasha View Post

    But that includes lemons, limes, oranges, etc. The "easy peelers" category is just satsumas, clementines, tangerines, mandarins, basically any mini-orange type fruit.
    It's a depressingly utilitarian way to group them though, like the important thing isn't which fruit you're actually getting and what it tastes like but how easy the peel is to remove

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  • Various Artist
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    Originally posted by Logan Mountstuart View Post
    Cook some sprouts in nutmeg and a few chili grains.
    Ooh, that does sound good, I must remember that! Nice one LM.

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  • Jah Womble
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    Originally posted by treibeis View Post
    I was thinking that. I assume WOM wasn't blindfolded when he went shopping, so - particularly given his line of work - he must have known that something smaller than "baby <whatever>" was bound to have a preposterous name.

    And if it was his wife who bought them, then it's his own fault for making his wife do his shopping for him. It's the 21st century, for crying out loud.
    It just gets uglier by the minute, eh?

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  • Sits
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    Oh, I just noticed that “me_irl” caption. Not part of the ad campaign.

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  • Sits
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    Happily, this ad campaign for Australian mandarins didn’t last long. Sadly, the catchphrase lodged in my head for far longer.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    I'd probably keep that sticker

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    Is this product a bit too on the nose for this thread:



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  • WOM
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    Fair enough.

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  • Balderdasha
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post
    Citrus fruits?
    But that includes lemons, limes, oranges, etc. The "easy peelers" category is just satsumas, clementines, tangerines, mandarins, basically any mini-orange type fruit.

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