Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges

March 20, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Cara Cara Navel Oranges were first discovered in 1976 at the Hacienda Cara Cara in Valencia, Venezuela (we really do love that this navel orange hails from Valencia – nothing like a little citrus irony), making them a relatively recent entry into the fruit kingdom. From Venezuela, the oranges were brought to Florida, then to California, where they adapted perfectly to the climate and thrived. Lucky us.

Orange on the outside, on the inside Trader Joe’s Cara Cara Navel Oranges look like a cross between a grapefruit and a blood orange. Their taste, however, is unique – very sweet, not terribly acidic; you may even be reminded of berries as you enjoy these spheres of joy – we’re told we’re not alone in finding their flavor reminiscent of raspberries and strawberries. We may, however, be quite on our own in referring to them as “circles of joy.” And we’re nearly certain our value stands on its own. We’re selling each three pound bag for $3.49*, for as long as the season lasts.


*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Cara Cara Oranges are $3.49 in our West Coast and Texas stores, and $3.99 in our East Coast, Midwest and South East stores.

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