Friday, March 31, 2017
Trader Joe's Cara Cara Navel Oranges
I picked this up because I was intrigued by the teaser on the bag: "I'm an orange, but I'm pink."
And they kinda are, on the inside. Not as pink as pink grapefruit, not as dark red as blood oranges, but definitely pinker than standard oranges.
Incidentally, "Cara Cara" is a variety name, not a Trader Joe's thing. See Wikipedia, here.
I've had four of these now. In terms of flavor, one was outstanding. One was quite poor. Two were pretty average. All were admirably juicy.
Will I buy it again?
No. It was an interesting experiment, but other than the novelty of the color, I'm not seeing any compelling reason to choose these over more typical varieties.