Hi Everybody out there in cyberspace! Just want to give you guys a review of the Page Orange a wonderful little fruit that is simply the best orange we’ve ever tasted. Here is our review.
We got our order about a week ago and these oranges are delicious. The top tray was full of small oranges (a little larger than a jumbo egg) so they were very seedy but the flavor compensated for the tiny size. When we got to the second and third tray there was a mixture of larger and a couple more tiny ones. The larger ones don’t have as many seeds so that’s a plus. We are very happy with them. Our only regret is that we didn’t order more.
We gave some out to family and friends and we will use the remaining ones for the Christmas ham which is a first for us, we’ve only used pre-juiced orange juice from a carton in the past so this will be exciting. Our family and friends loved them. These are sooooo good that you have to share them. The flavor is sweet with just the right amount of tartness and extremely juicy. We will also make marmalade with these which we think will be better than any marmalade we’ve ever tasted. We’re definitely going to save some juice and zest for next year’s Thanksgiving cranberry sauce (can’t wait!).
No joke guys, this is the best orange ever. Our only other complaint is that we had to lay off of them for a while because the skin is very thin and it gets under the nails and some of us experienced it pushes the skin back under the nails which caused a lot of pain when we tried to peel them but it was worth it. We just couldn’t get enough of them so each of us ate like 10 of them on the first day so that is probably what caused the problem.
A few more tips:
1. Don’t knead them before peeling. This is a very juicy orange and when you knead it and try to peel it the skin is very thin and its easy to puncture the pulp and all the juice runs out which is not good when you want to eat the segments.
2. If you’re not a pro, think twice before cutting out the sections. When some of us tried to cut into them the juice runs out and they are pretty delicate so its easy to press too hard and ruin the fruit. We also suspect that since its a smaller orange that the sections are so small that you wouldn’t get as much fruit as you would if you eat it whole. But if you’re a pro, go for it.
3. Be very gentle with them. Since the skin is so thin, they are very delicate and easy to juice or even puncture with a finger, etc. and if you want the full flavor of the orange in each section you have to be very careful.
4. The seeds are easy to remove. The seeds are usually at the top of the membrane so they’re super easy to spot and eliminate but if you’re giving them to kids we can see how it could be a problem for some parents. Kids probably wouldn’t choke on the seeds because they’re waaaay too small to choke on.
5. Be sure to zest them, even if you plan to eat it whole because the zest is by far the most fragrant that we’ve ever had. It would be so great in desserts and other dishes like candied yams.
Its just an amazing little fruit. We will definitely be ordering more before the season is out. We want to give a big thank you to The Orange Shop!
Pic’s coming soon…….