Friday, January 18, 2008

Blood Orange

I finally got to try a blood orange! Hard to imagine I have lived 39 years without trying one.

You have to admit the name is a bit off putting. What sounds better "I think I'll have one of these little Cutie Clementine Oranges" or "I think I'll try a Blood Orange"? Blood orange makes you think of blood, and blood isn't something you generally like to think about consuming (unless you are a vampire...or a mosquito).

The blood orange cost .69 for one.

I just sliced it into a few thin slices and gave each of us a taste.

Well, unsurprisingly it tasted like an orange. I'd say not as sweet as a regular orange - but still delicious. I love the color!

The next time I buy some, I'd like to try making some freshly squeezed juice.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

The name has always been such a turn-off to me. I'm glad that they taste pretty normal!

Beth said...

Aren't they gorgeous?! I had a dish at a fancy restaurant once that was drizzled with a blood orange "sauce" (for lack of a better word). It was beautiful. And tasty!

MondaythroughSunday said...

We lived in Fl last Christmas and a neighbor gave us a huge box as a gift. They are really good!