Sweetened Dried Lemon Slices
When life gives you lemons... slice them up and eat them! Of course, plain, unadorned lemons can be challenging on the palate - they’re tart, sour, puckery, and not all taste buds find them appealing. We’ve found a sweet solution to this citrus conundrum: sweeten the slices, dry them to a delectably balanced level of moisture, and, finally, enjoy the fruits of your... fruit.
The Calamansi fruit is a natural cross of mandarin oranges and kumquats, native to Southeast Asia. On its own, the fruit is slightly sweet, and also sour—think of the zing of a sour orange, or a surprisingly sweet lime, and you’re on the right track. The fruit is incredibly popular in the Philippines, where it’s added to drinks, hot sauces, fish dishes…even beauty products. Our Product Developer felt this fruit deserved a stateside starring role in our stores, so they created the newest addition to our beverage lineup: Trader Joe’s Calamansi Cooler...