I love healthy, naturally gluten-free snacks. Cuties are a wonderful naturally gluten-free snack option and super-portable, too!
When compared to other fruit (banana, mango, apple, grapes and pineapple), 2 Cuties offer the most vitamin C, least amount of sugar and 400 mg of potassium! Cuties are two varieties of mandarins:
- Clementine mandarins: November – January
- W. Murcott mandarins: February-April
Cuties are an excellent snack for kids! They are portion controlled, seedless, GMO-free and a great source of fiber. If you find a seed in your Cuties, it is because they have been pollinated by bees. Cuties are seedless because the orchards are planted in places where bees don’t tend to be. Humane methods are used (netting over trees) to deter travelling bees from pollinating the fields. Growing conditions influence the size of Cuties, so you may spot L’il Cuties and Baby Cuties during the growing season. Two Cuties contain 80 calories, 13g sugar, 290% RDA Vitamin C, 400mg Potassium and 4g fiber.
Cuties make great stocking stuffers and afterschool or pre-workout snacks. I even know a few friends who are participating in a Cookie-Free December and have been substituting Cuties in place of those cookies!
Two lucky Celiac-Disease.com readers will win a coupon for a free 5lb. box or 3lb. bag of Cuties, up to $6.99. All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment below telling me if you have ever tried Cuties and if you have, your favorite way to eat them. Comments will be open through 11:59 PM EST Sunday, December 15, 2013. Winners will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 16, 2013. Good luck!!
*The products mentioned in this post were supplied free of charge for review/giveaway purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.